Cherie Killilea answered:
Thanks for asking. Yes, you could insert a small tab, like the one that holds the split ring on the left side. Insert it after the piping, at the end of step 6, on the right side of the pocket about 2.5" down from the top. Just stitch the tab in place with the fold going toward the piping and the raw edges to the right. You will add the split ring to it at the end, after the entire bag is sewn.