Square Makeup Bag Tutorial8:00 AM
I found the idea for this over at Skip To My Lou.
To make a pretty, boxy cosmetic bag, you will need:
- 1 Zipper (I recommend one around 13-16 inches)
- 2 pieces of Fabric (the length of your zipper by the length minus 2... i.e. for a 14 inch zipper, the fabric would be 14 x 12 inches)
- 2 pieces of oil cloth of the same size as the fabric
Anyway, since my zipper was 13 inches, I cut my fabric and oil cloth into 2 13 x 11 inch of each.
So, start off with your zipper foot. You'll want to switch back later though.
I had to piece together my oil cloth since an 1/8 of a yard is only 9 inches wide and not 11. You can't even tell. So don't worry if you have to do this.
Lay your oil cloth face down on top.
far side of the zipper is lined up with the edges of the oil cloth and fabric.
Lay your other piece of fabric right side up. Lay the zippered piece face down with the zipper on the right. Lay the final piece of oil cloth face down with the edges all lined up and then sew.
Flip it over and again iron if necessary.
Fold it in half like below with the oil cloth side outside and sew the bottom.
Cut off any extra fabric. Not all layers will end up the same length so be aware and make sure to sew through all of them.
Move the bottom seam until it lines up with the zipper like below.
Unzip it at least half way. Sew a seam down both sides like how my hand is pointing. Go over the zipper ends a few times to reinforce it.
The other side should look similar to this:
The top should look like this:
Pinch the edges in a vertical way. Choose a height for your bag. I picked 3 inches. Sew a seam that is that long.
Repeat on all four corners. It should look like this:
Clip off the corners.
Flip it inside out... and wallah!
My bottom seam was a bit off center from the zipper but it still looks pretty good.
I wish I had cut the inside seam on the bottom a bit short but oh well.
The bottom looks nice though. I was worried about the oil cloth pattern showing through since the top fabric was really thin and see through but it didn't turn out too bad.
I still have no idea what to do with this! I don't know if I want to give it to a friend or keep it. We'll see.
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