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Are they turtles or tortoises?
I would recommend this tutorial if mine doesn't make sense. http://flossieteacakes.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/lined-zippered-pouch-make-up-bag.html
Also, can anyone tell me if they're turtles or tortoises? Because I can't tell xD

Posted by Steph. from Reading, England, United Kingdom • Published See Steph.'s 138 projects »
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  • How to make a zipper pouch. Cosmetics Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out 4 rectangles, two of the outer fabric and two out of the lining fabric. You'll need a zip as well.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Cosmetics Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pin RS of the outer fabric the far side of the zip, and do the same for the other piece of fabric.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Cosmetics Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Do the same again for the lining fabric on the other side of the zip.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Cosmetics Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Topstitch along the edges because otherwise the fabric will get jammed if you try and zip it up. Now open the zip half way and leave it

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Cosmetics Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin the matching materials RS together and sew along the black line that I drew on the photo:

    Make sure you leave a gap for turning

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Cosmetics Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the gussets in

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Cosmetics Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Turn it inside out through the gap and stitch it up. You're done!

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
cute fabric used!

I am guessing you did this by machine... I have one but haven't been able to figure out how to use it again. I didn't keep up after my lessons when I bought the machine.. in either to go back for lessons I have to bring my particular machine in.. I cannot walk with it, it's too heavy.. i might try youtube to see if there are tutorials. I really want to make a cute little bag like this! I have so many fun fabrics I want to play with but can't because I don't know how to use the machine and hand sewing does seem to take forever.
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Yes, I did this by machine, although I did this project http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/hand-sewn-coin-purse completely by hand, so it's not impossible! Learning to sew isn't too hard, I think threading the actual machine was the bit that I found most difficult because my teacher wasn't willing to teach me (so I had to teach myself). There's a book 'Sewing in a Straight Line' by Brett Bara which sounds like a good beginner's book if you want to check that out Happy
I hope you can make something soon, there's nothing worse than having cool fabric and not knowing what to do with it! Tongue
Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Oh I know! I have tons of cool fabric I just want to do just about anything with! Yeah I think it's mostly the threading that I am having a problem with. If I can just get that thing threaded I think I might be able to play around with the settings and figure it out a bit more. That book sounds like something that I need to get. I will look into it sometime when I can!
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
The threading is so easy once you learn! I had to thread the machine and re-thread it again and again before I learnt, but there's actually little pictures on the machine showing you where to go with the thread. Perhaps you could look on youtube for how to thread ........ whatever machine you've got] ^^ my machine has broken! It broke on Saturday night while I was making a cushion D;
Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Probably a great idea! I never thought of doing that! I am not sure why as I have access to the internet all the time. I will just keep threading and rethreading until I get it... and oh that sucks to have a broken machine!!! Hopefully it can easily be fixed!
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
There are loads of videos out there, it's so useful because me and my dad just looked up how to fix the hook timing issue on my two broken machines and now they're both fixed! So excited to get sewing again ^^ Good luck learning to thread your machine Happy
Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Thanks! I am sure I will find something out there to help me! Happy
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Phoenix M.
Phoenix M. · 1 project
I love this!
They are tortoises Happy Turtles have flippers.
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Lol thanks, now I'll have to call it the tortoise bag xD
Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
I didn't think they all had flippers........
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