I got a lot of nice comments on the makeup bags I showed you earlier. And when I made another one yesterday I took some photos of the procedure and now you get to see it. Perhaps you want to make one too. If you do please let me know.
This is a very fast project and you can make one in just a few hours.
A guess a lot of you have big prints in your stash. They are very nice to use for this bag. Cut the front, batting and back in the same size. Mine measures 20 x 12 inches. If you want a smaller one just cut it smaller or make it bigger if you prefer that. Quilt all three layers together. If you want some applique on it you have to add this now. On the two I made yesterday I appliqued two hearts with buttons on. Use your fantasy!!
Next step is to sew it together in one side to make a tube. Zigzag the seam allowance.
Then fold the bottom like this. Can you see it or do I have to explain it better???
Sew the bottom together and zigzag the seam allowance.
Turn the right side out.
The bottom will now look like this.Measure the top of the tube. Mine is 10 inch wide. Cut two pieces of a matching fabric 5 x 11 inches. That is the 10 inch + 1/2 inch on each side that you will fold in. Have you made a bigger og smaller bag you have to measure your bag and add 1 inch.
Fold all the sides as on the photo and sew. Then iron it with wrong sides in. Sew a line one inch from the fold on both.
Then pin it on the bag like this and sew.
Then you have to stitch it down on the wrong side by hand. And sew a line on the front to hide the seam allowance.
Make two cords to lock the bag and voila........you got a new bag.
This is probably the most horrible sewing procedure you have ever read. Hope you will be able to understand. It is one thing to make it in Norwegian, another thing to translate it to understandable english LOL And please if you can help me to explain this in a better way please let me know.
If you choose to make one please let me know. And show it on your blog. This can be a very nice present for christmas. The one I have made now is for a little 3 year old girl. She had to have princess fabric. I will add some bathfoam and lotion for her.....I think. A teenager would probably love to get makeup in her bag. For boys I would probably add something else.
I have added this makeup bag on the sidebar if you want to make it later.