Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Last Minute Make Up Bag...
Today is my good friend Kelly's 27th birthday. Happy Birthday, Kel!
I made last minute plans to take her to breakfast this morning (YUM!) and wanted a little gift to wish her a happy day. I was inspired by this makeup bag tutorial over at Scribbled Sentences and figured I had most of the supplies needed in my stash to whip up something similar.
Using the tutorial above as a guide, I sized my bag nine inches long by six inches tall. Everything was going really smoothly until I got to the part where I needed to add the zipper.
I've never done ANYTHING involving sewing in a zipper before! The first time I did it the zipper ended up upside down - oops! Eventually, after several pinpricks, and much use of my stitch ripper, I got the zipper in. I wish I could tell you how I did it - but I'm still not sure...
I think it turned out pretty well for my first time out. It's not perfect by any means... the zipper is not in perfectly even, and the bag itself is just a teeny bit lop sided... but I think with a couple more attempts I can get it just right. I've got a couple of ideas up my sleeve to change up the pattern a little bit.
Sorry the photos are dark... it was, ahem, 11:30pm or so when I got it finished (I didn't start until after I got back from class around 10:15pm!) and obviously the light wasn't too great! : )