We design all in the hoop machine embroidery designs are designed to have NO exposed seams when finished.
All bags, purses, pouches and such are lined.
The zipper goes in it in the hoop.
At MillyMellyDesigns we say:
In the hoop is in the hoop!
Most of the time, only one small seam needs to be closed by hand when finished or sometimes this can be done with your regular sewing machine.