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Friday, January 6, 2012

Zippadeedoodah! Make-up bags

My godmother and mom have been making these awesome make-up bags for a long time. My SIL has always liked these bags I have when we go on trips so I wanted to make some for her for her birthday. I was a little nervous due to them having... ZIPPERS. Dun dun dun.

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!

Linking up at these fun parties:


  1. These bags are adorable!! What a great gift and I'm so glad your SIL loved them!!

    Stopping by from Sassy Sites! linky party and this is what I shared this week:

    BTW, how is that Guacamole recipe you have posted to the right of your page?? Can I trouble you for the recipe??

  2. What gorgeous little bags! Great work on those zips!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. Thanks for sharing another project I'm going to try! Totally pinning this:)


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