Friday, 15 May 2009

Lined, zippered pouch / make up bag tutorial

This morning I was in a rush to make a simple lined make-up bag and had a quick look on the internet to see if I could easily find any dimensions for such a thing. I could find instructions on how to make a pouch, but none with dimensions and none with covered ends to the zips, which is how I like my zips to be finished. It now seems quite illogical to me that I decided that I simply must write a tutorial for such a thing when I was meant to be 'rushing'...but it seems that most things can wait. So here we have a lined, covered zip ends make up bag / coin purse tutorial (for personal use only, see tutorial end for other terms). Photos are plentiful and instructions (hopefully) basic, in the hope that a beginner will be able to make this easily.

This make-up bag will end up measuring: 7.5" x 5".

Here are the ingredients you will need:

1 x zip (it can start off at any size, but should be cut down to measure 8" exactly)
2 x lining - 8" x 5.5"
2 x fancy fabric for outer - 8" x 5.5"
2 x fancy fabric zip end covers- 3" x 1.5"
4 x sew-in interfacing - 8" x 5.5"

The interfacing is optional...but I think that as this will probably be used in a handbag (rather than on a dresser) it should have some substance to it and not be prone to wobbling around like a blancmange...don't say I didn't warn you!

Yay! You decided to use the interfacing - you won't regret it! Take a piece of the interfacing and attach it to one of your 8" x 5.5" rectangular pieces by zigzagging all the way around the edges. The do the same for your other 3 rectangle pieces. This makes them more manageable and less flappy to work with later on. Now set these to one side.

Take one of the 3" x 1.5" pieces of material. Fold it in half across the length and then fold back by a 1/4" at each end as above.

Place your zip so that it butts up to the half way fold that you made.

And then pin the ends down just like this. Then do exactly the same for the other end.

Now make two neat rows of stitching (it will show at the end so make it pretty) across the zip to secure your zip cover in place.

So the ends should now look like this.

Now it's time to make a tasty fabric sandwich. Put your outer fabric face up. Place your zip on top of this face down. Now place your lining on top of this face down. Pin it so that the top of the zip and the top of your fabrics are all perfectly aligned...don't worry, your zip end covers will be higher than the rest of this...just pretend they're not there!

Pull the zip open halfway. Put on your zipper foot and start at one end and begin to sew. With you finger gently feel for the zipper teeth and make sure your zipper foot presses up alongside these. When you reach the zip fastener keep your needle down and raise the presser foot and gently slide the zip backward a little before carrying one sewing.

Once you've finished, flip the fabrics over so that they're the right way round. It should look like this. Your outer fabric and lining will now be touching wrong side to wrong side.

Now it's time to attach the fabric to the other side of the zip. Make your sandwich exactly the same as before, aligning the top of the zip with the lining and outer fabric and pretending that the first sandwich isn't there (almost as if you've eaten it). If you think you've got it sussed, don't look at the below picture as it can make your head hurt if you think about it too much...if you're struggling, eyes down:

So remember: Main fabric face up. Zipper facing down. Lining face down. Now sew! After you've flipped the fabrics round the right way it should look like this:

It makes sense to do some top-stitching on each side of the zip so that you're never faced with the horror of catching your fabric in the zip teeth and being left unable to reach any of the makeup or contents inside. Gently hold the lining and outer fabrics taut as you do this.

Mmmm...see how lovely this makes it look. Afterwards, when laid out flat, the lining side should look like this:


And the outer side should look like this. Scrumptious.

Now, it's time to stop faffing around with zips and start making your fabric into a make-up bag or pouch (eugh, such an unpleasant word).

Pull your zip open half way and leave it right there. Don't touch it again...no, really, don't touch it! Now hang onto the two pieces of outer fabric and put them so that the pretty sides are facing one another. The do the same with the lining: make the right sides of the lining face one another. Pin the outer fabric sides first, making sure that the edges of the fabric all match up nicely. Now pin the linings together, making sure that the zip ends are pointing downwards into the lining side and not into the outer fabrics side. Can you see on the picture above - my outer fabric is on the left and sits completely flat. My blue lining is on the right and has the zippy bits pushed to that side.

If you have a 1/4 inch foot then use this as your seam allowance guide...if you don't, then mark a 1/4" seam allowance all the way around the edge.

Sew right around the perimeter of the material (above, I'm halfway through), leaving a 2" turning gap in the bottom of the lining.

Nearly there now. Now it's time to de-bulk your zipper-end covers so that when it's all turned the right way out you don't get horrid lumpy bits. Take a fine pair of scissors (this is not the time for large shears) and snip carefully outside any lines of stitching to de-bulk wherever you can. Then make a little snip on each of the four corners of the square - again, being careful not to cut through any of your stitches.

Next turn it all the right way out through that 2" gap in the bottom of the lining that you left.

What a mess! Will this ever look right? Keep going....now aren't you so pleased that you didn't touch that zip and that you left it half-way open? Not doing so can cause the most undignified amount of expletives at this point, so it's really much better this way.

So now you're all turned out the right way out, but your corners look a little puckered, no (see below)? With your hand inside, between the lining and the outer fabric, use your fingers to poke it until it sits more neatly (I think a turning point is too pointy for this task and should only be used on the outer corners).

Keep poking....ahh, there, that looks much better, no?

Pull the lining out a little, fold the turning gap in the lining inwards and sew up neatly. You're nearly finished, but the time for waltzing around the room, holding your beautiful new make-up bag aloft and singing is not yet upon us. Don't you remember how scrunched up all the fabric got when you were turning it the right way out? Delay the gratification and get thee behind the ironing board for you still have work to do!

With the lining out (because if you leave it in it will get ironed into horrible creases), first iron the outer of the case and then the inner.

Then put the lining back into the bag and relax. If my pattern has gone according to plan and I haven't omitted a vital instruction, you should now be in possession of some pouchy loveliness (no, these two words will never really go together will they).

Now it's time for some chocolate...mine are some deliciously indulgent champagne truffles that someone lovely bought for me last week... but really any old thing will do on this occasion. Remember to chew...it wouldn't do to have a choking fit all over your nice new bag.

Yes...I do seem to have come over all bossy when in tutorial mode. Forgive me. And if you use this pattern, I'd love to hear how you got on and I'd love it even more if you have the time to drop a picture of your lovely new make-up bag into my Flickr group here.

This is a free-of-charge pattern for personal use. If, however, you are an independent business/Etsy/Folksy seller, I am happy for you to sell items made using this pattern providing a PayPal payment of £3.00 is made - this buys the right to sell items made using this pattern.

Happy sewing. x

124 comments:

  1. Great tutorial! Those covered zip ends look very neat and professional. I do like your pink scissors too.

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  2. Oooh! I am loving your covered zipper-ends... and the wonderfully cute tutorial :)

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  3. so pretty and a great tutorial!

    April xx

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  4. Thank you for this - I am determined to master my phobia of zips and this tutorial might be just the place to start. I have bookmarked it until such time as I find my courage to have a go! :-)

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  5. Nice tutorial! I do love covering a zip end (does that only sound rude to me? yes? oh dear. I should lie down.)

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  6. Oh thankyou so much. I am an acomplished stitcher but have never really gotten the hang of that. You make it look so easy, gonna giveit a go.

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  7. You are just heaven sent. I would very much like to buy your pattern...would you kindly e-mail me where I should send payment to? Many thanks! Tara

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  8. Lovely! Such a sensible way to put in a zip. I must get some nice fabric, and give it a go. Thank you very much.

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  9. Great tutorial Flossie. xxx

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  10. Thankyou so much for writing such a great tute! Just what I have bee nlooking for.
    Gorgeous fabrics too!

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  11. Wow, Florence! What a professional tutorial and at last I know how to cover the ends of the zip for a good finish. Brilliant, thank you. Have a lovely weekend x

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  12. Hello, I've just discovered you!! What lovely lovely things!! Have been having a good ole' nosey and you have to tell me where you got the spotty felt on the bottom of those pin cushions you made!! I must have some!! No i mean REALLY!!!

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  13. i dont care how easy you make it look - i still cant sew in a zip!! you've inspired me to try to be less scared though.....

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  14. Hello and thank you for this clear, witty, helpful tutorial! I have visited you via the also very clear, witty and helpful Pipany.

    Best wishes.

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  15. Very clear pics, understandable instructions, and good use of humor - I give it two thumbs up!

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  16. Gosh, thank you so much everyone for your incredibly positive and kind feedback! x

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  17. Such a great tutorial. I should really start making one of these and sure I am, the way you show it. Thank you!

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  18. Great tutorial. Makes it look so easy after my many hours of zip nightmares!

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  19. I just wanted to say thankyou for that most awesome tutorial. It was so easy to follow - and I'm a newbie sewer! I am so pleased with the results and I am going to be making a tonne of these for gifts!! :)

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  20. Thank you for this tutorial...these will be great gifts.

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  21. great tutorial!!
    Thanks very much!

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  22. That's gorgeous. I really like the way you did the zips - I'll store that away for future reference!

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  23. lovely pouch,er, bag! I think I'll try one this weekend! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  24. Thank you for the great tutorial!

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  25. I love your zip covers! I am in the beginning stages of planning a fairly simple, zippered purse and now know that I MUST cover the ends of my zip!! Thank you!!!

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  26. Is there anyway you can tell us what foot to use for each part of the tutorial.

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  27. I tried this, and I think I will try this again properly. I wanted a smaller make up bag, but it ended up smaller than I meant. I'm not sure where I went wrong. It didn't take long, and your instructions were really clear and easy to follow. Thank you.

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  28. Thanks for the tutorial! I could never work it out for myself.

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  29. Thanks for this Florence. Have made one zipped pouch so far and had a few problems . . .

    Your tutorial has helped a lot - will post examples of my next attempt on flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebeautyisinthedetail/

    Shelley
    x

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  30. Hi there!

    i have link ur tutorial in http://diybaglover.blogspot.com/.

    Hope u dont mind =)

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  31. This tutorial is WONDERFUL! Thank you so very much! I have so many tutorials saved because I like something about each of them, but never until now found everything in one tutorial. I especially like your zipper end covers technique. It makes for a very nice finish. Thank you for all the detailed pictures. I find visuals so helpful. I will be making a lot of these in various sizes.

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  32. Thanks for the detailed instructions! I just made this, and the product is tidy and wonderful. Now, I'm less frustrated with sewing in general!

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  33. Thanks so much! I will try this pattern if it is a success I will buy, I'm off to buy some zips!

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  34. I loved this tutorial, and made a pouch for my mom's birthday this year. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Thank you so much for this tutorial, I have been trying to perfect the zipper pouchy thing for ages. The only problem I keep encountering is sewing over the zipper. CAN NOT do it! When you put the lovely zipper-end covers on, are you actually sewing over the zip? And if so, how are you doing this, because I have made two pouches now and with both, they are good, apart from each end of the zipper :(

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  36. This is SOOO adorable. I am making one for myself and just got started on it tonight. I can't wait to finish it!! Thanks for the great instructions - I'm new to sewing so it's been QUITE helpful!!

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  37. Love it! I just whipped up one as a Christmas gift. You have a talent for explaining things-I got it the first time, which says a lot!

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  38. Just wanted to say thank you Florence! I have just made a last minute Christmas present for my sister with this tutorial after making several practice runs for myself. I would never have made this either without your list of on-line fabric shops; I got some lovely fabric which I could not have had otherwise - I was spoilt for choice. If I may say so myself, it does look pretty good and I'm feeling rather pleased and smug! Your tutorial worked beautifully and I do appreciate those neat little zip covers; makes all the difference doesn't it? So thanks to you I'm giving a gift I can be proud of.
    Siobhan

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  39. Thanks for such a great tutorial. I only just started sewing in November, and your tutorial was so easy to follow, especially for a beginner like me.

    And just to show you how my cute zippered pouch turned out! :)

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  40. Thank you so much for this pattern! I made one tonight and it turned out great. Your detailed instructions are very helpful.

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  41. Thank you so much for letting me know how you got on - I'm delighted that you found it easy to use and that you have made something lovely. x

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  42. Thank you for this tutorial. I bookmarked it months ago and finally made it last week after deciding to make time for sewing this year. The instructions are very clear and I am delighted with the finished article especially as I made it in a Liberty print.

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  43. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I have been trying to figure out what to do to have a covered end zipper on small bags because they never stay in places and look ugly when they start come undone/come out no matter how well I try to sew them down.

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  44. finished my 2nd bag, thank you for the tutorial!

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  45. Thank you Florance, for the great tutorial. I made it today (I'm in a very bad mood) and apart from some beginners faults it turned out pretty well. My mood is a bit better now.

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  46. I just made this bag for the third time, and I love it more each time I make it. Thank you so so much. I found your blog whilst looking for make up bag patterns, and now I check every day to see what is new...

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  47. the finishing is perfect! thanks for your sharing!

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  48. ...just finished my first make up bag using your wonderful tutorial. Thanks so much for the excellent and succinct (yet humorous!) instructions and photos. This one will be given to a friend, but I will make this bag again for myself. Love it.

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  49. Great tutorial, thanks,
    yesterday i payed by paypall for the complete instructions.
    Can you tell me when it wil be send?
    greetings Judith

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  50. Thanks for the Tutorial. It was really easy to follow. I made one and posted it on my blog.

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  51. I'm so delighted that so many of you have found the tutorial useful - thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how you got on. I'd love to see pictures - you can add them to my Flickr tutorials group here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/flossie_teacakes_made_by_you/ , or email me with them.

    Just to clarify on Judith's question (which I've emailed her about personally), the tutorial is here in its entirety and you only need to pay to use it if you wish to sell items made from it.

    Florence x

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  52. Eu amo visitar esse blog. Bjs e muita paz.

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  53. que chiva este blog!

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  55. I just found your blog and I love this tutorial. I made one already, and have purchased the pattern! Thank you for your wonderful tutorial!

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  56. great tutorial. just what i need with clear photos. thank you for taking the time to put it up!

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  57. gosh, you could see the smoke coming out of my brain when I was trying to figure out how to turn the whole thing inside out but I did it! And it's lovely :) thanks so much :)

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  58. Just found your blog - love it! I am IN LOVE with the covered zip ends - I never knew how to do this - but my zip end will never go uncovered again! Thanks!

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  59. This tutorial is a pleasure to read - it's on my list "to do". Love the zip covered ends, just like everyone else. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  60. Great tutorial!!

    One question - What weight of sew-in interfacing did you use? Was it very stiff?

    Thanks!

    sun_flower_lin@hotmail.com

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  61. That's a very nice tutorial. Thanks.

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  62. The way you have covered the ends is great. I have been making a few little bags, first time sewing with zippers, and this makes so much sense.
    Thanks

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  63. Thank you! I just made this (with different dimensions), and it's the nicest looking zipper I've ever done!

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  64. I'm adding my "great tutorial" comment to the rest. Sometimes I read directions and just cant grasp the concept, other times it just clicks. This is one of those times. Thanks!

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  65. Thank you SO much for this tutorial, it is perfect in every way. You rock!

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  66. Great tutorial and your clear, in-focus photos make ALL the difference.

    I have made two of these and everything went well but I can't seem to get the zip ends looking as straight and neat as yours. I did a LOT of poking, but they are still folded under and the edges are too rounded. Do you Flossie, or does anyone have idea why this could be?

    Also I can't get my foot to sew up right up to the zip so had to handsew to close up the seams.

    Any tips would be very gratefully received!

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  67. Thank you for posting this! I have been looking for a nicely finished makeup bag to sew for my nieces this Christmas. Yours fits the bill perfectly!

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  68. Thanks for the great tutorial, I had never put in a zipper blind like this before and it worked! I did add three things. on the sides I added parire points so I would have something to grab onto when I unzipped the zipper. The second thing I add was some nice beads and a tea cup charm to the end of my zipper pull so I could have something bigger to hold on to when I unzipped my bag. I used home decorator fabric which gave the bag more body, I also interfaced it. I boxed the bottem up by cutting out a one inch square in each corner and then sewing the bottom and sides together so my bag has more depth to it and some width. thanks again for a lovely tutorial.
    Tara

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  69. Neat & pretty, just what I was looking for. Your tutorial is wonderfully written too!! Thank you

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  70. You make it look so easy! :) Thank you for the great tutorial. I'm an intermediate seamstress and my bag turned out pretty good. The covered zipper ends were kind of tricky - not sure I am ready to tackle that level of fabulousness again anytime soon! ~Stephanie at Buttermilk Hill

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  71. Great bag Flossie. Loved the idea of the covered zip but have to confess to mine not looking as good as yours!! I couldn't get it to lie flat no matter how hard I tried. Anyway, I shall persevere.

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  72. Thanks for the tutorial Florence I just blogged the one I made!

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  73. The way you added the zipper is just brilliant! It finishes so nicely and truly simplifies the process. Can't wait to give it a try! Thanks!

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  74. Fabulous tutorial! Thanks so much for posting it!

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  75. Hi, I'm from Brazil and i have to tell you that it is a wonderful tutorial, thank you for share with us.

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  76. Thanks for the great tutorial. I used it to make a birthday present for my friend. If you'd like, you may see it here: http://quiltmaybe.blogspot.com/2011/05/secret-revealed.html

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  77. This is a wonderful pattern. I'm in love with it. I lost my instructions for a makeup bag that my local SAGA guild was making (lattice smocking) and used your instructions. All I can say is that it is beautiful. Thanks so much for posting such great instructions and photos.

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  78. Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial! i bought the pattern cos i'm about to make many more! xx

    http://elephantislove.blogspot.com

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  79. Hello, thank you for your lovely tutorial.Have made some, they're great. I aspire to be like you when I grow up ;)
    PS. Am desperate to my own fabric designs too!

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  80. Hi there! Thank you so much for this tutorial... I just learned how to sew and decided to give this a try. I posted pictures of the pouches I am going to give to my Mother -in-Law (her bday is tomorrow!) on my blog. I also linked back to your website. Many thanks again! <3 Johnna

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  81. I just love your tutorial! And the bag you made is so much neater than the one I attempted today! I will start all over again tomorrow doing another this way. Thanks for sharing your method and the photos were great (got a little confused about linings).

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  82. Great tutorial!! I made my bag this weekend and your website was easy to follow compared to some other ones I found. Thanks for sharing :)

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  83. Thanks for sharing your tutorial! Was easy to follow compared to other ones I found. Yours looks much neater of course, but I'm very happy with my finished product :)

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  84. I have designed my own bag with a pleated front based on your tutorial. Still struggling with two things: when sewing the zipper in the pull gets in the way and makes my stitching go sideways; and the zipper ends on the bag seem to bunch when it is all turned out. I think I may be leaving the zipper a bit too long and trying to cut the zipper covers too short. Any other pointers greatly appreciated. This type of bag is so much easier than any pattern I have tried. Thanks!!

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  85. I tried one more time and it was perfect! I was not allowing enough length for the zipper ends and turning. Everything great. Thankyou so much for this wonderful tutorial!

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  86. Wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

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  87. I love this tutorial..... Have made three pouches now, with various sucess! Tonight I seemed to unpick more than I sewed (and did you hear the expletives when I forgot to leave the zip half way open???) Thanks so much, three Christmas presents done x

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  88. Thanks for the pattern! I just got my first sewing machine and this was my first project. I needed something to keep all my knitting bits and pieces in. The tutorial was really easy to follow and I love how it turned out

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  89. I love love love this tutorial, thank you so much. I have made three now, and just blogged about it, with a link to your tutorial.

    http://sewasecondchance.blogspot.com/

    Thanks again, x

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  90. LOVE IT!!! I just finished my first attempt to try out this lovely pattern, adapting it here and there to make it a bit bigger and with a cotton stripe to use it like a bag, and it worked wonders!

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I was really looking for something as simple and charming as this (I'm making some bags as a donation).

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  91. Thank you! this is great tutorial from now on I will cover my zipper ends

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  92. Thank you!! Great tutorial, from now on I will cover all my zipper ends

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  93. Thank you! this is great tutorial from now on I will cover my zipper ends

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  94. The covered zip ends are great - I just made two oversized clutches with vibrant print fabric. I'm really happy with the way they turned out!

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  95. A friends blog (second chance tan) pointed me in the direction of these and I had a go yesterday. Thank you for such a great tutorial, and for banishing my fear of putting in zips...it was my first time attempt at zips!! They will be much loved items I'm sure.

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  96. hi there...i stumbled across your blog via Pinterest. I have just read through this tutorial and LOVE your simple instructions and sense of humor!! I even read it through to my husband who had a chuckle too! I am going to make one of these pouches (ick..that word again) RIGHT now, and if I can work out how to upload a pic. I'll send you one! THANKS so much for sharing your talent.

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  97. This is the best makeup bag tutorial I have found on the web. Thank you so very much for putting up such wonderful, clear as a bell instructions for a beautiful end result.

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  98. It's me again.... well I made the pouch. Despite the fact that I was in such a rush, didn't iron anything, cut freehand all the linings and fabrics, and didn't have any interfacing, IT TURNED OUT REALLY WELL!! I LOVED the zipper instructions. I've never put in a zipper with the covered tabs at the end - what a revelation! I made the pouch in about 30 minutes start to finish. Can't wait to do the next one!

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  99. thank you for the instructions. I've made bags like this before, but never tried the zipper covered tabs. I made this one with canvas material and didn't use the interfacing. it was a good weight. If I were to do another one with the canvas, I would use a lighter weight fabric for the tabs. It was a little bulky to sew and turn.

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  100. This is the best tutorial on bag making yet! Thank you!

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  101. Hello. Just found your great blog via Crafty Staci. And so glad I did. Now following you and hope to make one of your cosmetic bags soon.

    http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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  102. Hi. This tutorial is amazing - it has very clear pictures and instructions. I have linked you on my blog: http://mel-allwrappedup.blogspot.com.au/p/link-love-to-amazing-free-craft.html.

    mel@allwrappedup

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  103. Florence! Thanks for the great tutorial! You did a great job- I so appreciate that it's free too! What kind of interfacing did you use? Thanks.

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  104. Made one and love it! Can't wait to make some more! Maybe I will add a pic of mine to your flicker page! :) Thank you!

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  105. it's tutorials like this that make it worth getting up in the morning!

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  106. thank you so much for this tutorial,its really easy to follow. I use a walking frame (one of those on 3 wheeles)and I needed a bag that I could attatch to it . This was perfect,except I did make mine a bit bigger 14x8.I put ties on to both ends (near the zip ends) so that I could tie it on.Thank you so much for this as now I have somewhere secure to keep my purse when I am out.....xxx

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  107. Thanks for the tutorial. It was great! So easy to follow. I made my bag bigger and quilted it (oi gevey!!) but it turned out really nicely, even with the extra bulk of the batting. I made it for my little boy to keep his Ninjago collection in and he loves it.

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  108. Excellent tutorial. Each step was really well explained and illustrated. I made the bag with my 12yo and we really enjoyed it and didn't fall out once!

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  109. A brilliant tutorial. I sewed my first zip ever, and made a sweet little bag. It was much easier than I feared thanks to your excellent photos and instructions

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  110. Florence, you are a genius! I have sewn for over 40 years, but always shied away from these types of zipper installations. Thank you and please know I have paid for this pattern (to heck with exchange rates!). Keep up the good work!

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  111. Thanks so much for this! I just made 2 bags, my first time ever using a zipper.. I can't stop staring at them! This was a great tutorial.

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  112. Wow it came out really nice. I'm going to make this for my mother for her birthday that's coming up. She'll love it. It can store all her pencils and penis.

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  113. Tq so much for the lovely tute...can't wait to get sewing.

    ~gratitude all the way from Malaysia~ :)

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  114. I have never made anything with a zipper and have wanted to for awhile now. I just made one of these for my cousin for Christmas! (I added three fabric buttons to the lower left hand corner to make it more stylish) I'm making another one for my sister too! Very Cute! Thanks!

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  115. This is probably one of the best tutorials I have seen on how to make a purse!
    www.sherbertdreams.wordpress.com

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  116. Thanks for an amusing and helpful tutorial. Am fine with the zip but will try out your natty way of covering the ends.

    Hope you enjoyed your chocs :)

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  117. This was the VERY FIRST sewing project my daughter ever did and she is so thrilled. I am thrilled because my 13 yr old is motivated to keep sewing.

    Yay!!

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  118. I am making cosmetic bags for Christmas gifts and this tutorial with pictures is FANTASTIC! Thank you SO MUCH for posting it!

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  119. My favourite all-time 'go-to' zippy pouch tutorial! Thank you again for this- it is an absolute winner!

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  120. Wonderful tutorial. I have not made the bag but I do love your style of tutoring! Brilliant!

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  121. This is the best tutorial on the zipper bag, and l love it. Thank you very much. God bless you.

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  122. Great tutorial, lovely photos and clear instructions, thank you :]

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  123. My son needs a new pouch for his insulin pump and I think this will help enormously with my basic sewing skills. Thank you!

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