Introduction: Pin-Up Girl Make-Up Bags

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Keep your make up safe by making a gorgeously glam pin-up girl make-up bag with this simple tutorial.

You will need:
Cover Fabric
Lining Fabric
Zip
Stencil
Fabric Paint / Acrylic
Ribbon (for the strap)
Paper (for the template)
Sewing Machine or Needle + Thread
White Thread
Rhinestone Crystals (optional)
Pins

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1. 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.

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2. Use your template to draw out the shape on to your fabric.

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3. Cut out the fabric.

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4. Cut out your lining fabric and your cover fabric.

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5. Pin the long sides of both pieces of fabric together.

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6. Sew up each side using a sewing machine or by hand.

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7. Pin the short lenth along the zip.

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8. Sew this together. (Be careful not to sew on to the zip as this will snap the needle.)

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9. Pin the other side of the bag to the zip.

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10. 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.

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11. Your zip should now be nice and secure.

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12. Fold the bag inside out.

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13. Sew up the remaining sides. Remember to leave the zip open

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14. Trim off any excess fabric or lose threads.

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15. Fold the bag inside out.

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16. Make or buy a stencil.

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17. Use fabric paint or acrylic to paint on the stencil.

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18. Add a few crystals and a strap and you're ready to go.

Comments

Ami9702 (author)2014-02-11

Wow this is very pretty :)))

jessyho862013 (author)2013-11-29

nice Job there i like how u make the make up bag!!

gingergal7 (author)2008-01-27

Hey! Guess what? I found a site that has some great "Pin-up" girls (& more!). It's called dafont.com You'll find the stencil-looking ones as the font "Famous Folks". I also love "Lost", sooooooo.... they have a font called "Lost Forever". It's got lots of free for personal use fonts. And NO, I have nothing to do with the site, I stumbled across it.

gingergal7 (author)2008-01-26

nice info. But...... where DID you get those awesome stencils of the "Pinup Girls" ? I really love 'em. Help?

I Hate Printers (author)2007-06-04

This is what i've been looking for. I sewd(sewed?)a bag a while back and never really found anything to decorate it with. Could you tell me where i could get those stencils or perhaps make my own?

Cedfelix (author)2006-10-13

You could also inkjet directly onto fabric.
https://www.instructables.com/id/E7Y7MOQ9OSES9J79QF/?ALLSTEPS

removed4 (author)2006-06-11

can i hack you?

catmorley (author)removed42006-07-11

hack me?

Von Klaus (author)2006-07-10

Use a silk screen, it looks smoother

TangMu (author)2006-06-23

I make tshirts in a similar process apart from i use a hand roller instead of a brush to apply paint (it sponges a lot up but if you are doing a lots of them it works out easier) and also use a 50-50 (ish) mix of acrylic paint and textile medium which you jus need to iron for 2 mins to make it washproof.... dont really see the effort for something that ye arent going to wash that often but its great for tshirts and other fabric

Brother_Bear (author)2006-02-17

If you dont use a liner then its easier to sew the zipper onto you clothpieces first. But you guys prolly knew that already

bootstrappixi (author)2006-01-08

PS, thanks for the pics of zipper attaching...I had not been able to suss that process out b4.

bootstrappixi (author)2006-01-08

I use my printer to print directly on muslin, Use a glue stick or double sided tape to afix muslin to your regular printer paper & run it through on the "other specialty papers" setting. I dunno if it's too terribly durable, doubt it's water-proof, for instance, but it seems like a good match for this project.

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