Tuesday, January 3, 2012

DIY: Makeup bag

Happy New Year!! Thanks for stopping by, check out my very first sewing project of 2012 and thecraftynovice! I promise this is really easy, give it a shot if you have a machine and a few minutes!

First thing's first, you'll need the following:

7 inch zipper
sewing machine
tape measure

Begin by placing the zipper on the left side of the fabric, the top of the zipper should be flush to the top of the fabric; you'll want to mark at the bottom of the zipper (you'll be cutting here, this is the width of your bag)

Now measure 5 1/2 inches and cut (this is the length of your bag)

Now that you have once piece cut out, place it over the fabric and cut a second peice with the exact same measurements

Line both pieces up inside out


Use your machine to sew in a straight line, leave a 5/8ths inch seam allowance

Iron your seams open

Pin on the zipper (only necessary on one side)

Sew both sides of the zipper to the seam allowance

Turn over, use two pins, put one an inch from the bottom of the zipper and one an inch from the top. Then use your seam ripper to rip out the seams in the middle, your zipper should now be exposed

Next, pin your fabric to the zipper on both sides, you will now sew a rectangle around the zipper, so the zipper will firmly stay in place


Turn your piece inside out, leave the zipper unzipped. Pin the bottom together, sew.

Then pin sides, and sew.

Turn your piece right side out, and... you're done!!

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