These make great gifts, especially for birthdays. You can make them in any style you like. Just get creative.<br><br>
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Make a template for your bag. It should be atleast the width of your zip. I used an A4 piece of paper, folded it in half and then cut it down to size.
Use your template to draw out the shape on to your fabric and cut this out.
Cut out your lining fabric and your cover fabric.
Pin the long sides of both pieces of fabric together and sew along this.
Pin one side, width ways, along the length of the zip and sew this in place.
Pin the other side of the bag to the zip.
Sew the other side up with the sewing machine. Unzip the zip so that you don't end up sewing the top of bag to the bottom of the bag.
Your zip should now be nice and secure.
Fold the bag inside out.
Sew up the remaining sides. Remember to leave the zip open or you wont be able to get back inside the bag.
Trim off any excess edges and fold inside out.
Make or buy a stencil, and using fabric or acrylic paint, decorate the bag.
Add a ribbon for the wrist strap and embelish with sequins, beads of jewels.