I have to say the zipper part was not that bad. They were just a little more involved than anything I had made before and there were more steps. You are basically making 2 bags for every bag because of the lining but that does make them look nice and professional. I also had to make sure the stitching that you can see was very straight.
I made 3 different sized bags which will be great for traveling. To the largest one I added a wrist-let. I bought the fabric in a fabric store that carries a lot of nice fabrics like Amy Butler. She loves purple so when I saw this, I knew I had a winner.
Moral of the story is that zippers on make-up bags and the like are not that scary. I would imagine putting one into a garment is more challenging but I haven't braved that yet :)
The make-up bag pattern is McCalls M6131 for anyone who is interested and can be resized to a multitude of sizes using a copier.
And the birthday girl liked them! Hooray!
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