Introduction: Waterproof Pouch

This is a simple and easy waterproof pouch that is great for make-up or toiletries.

It's also a great way to up-cycle and reuse plastic wrapping from packages

Step 1: Materials

You will need:

- Sewing machine

- Pins

- Fabric Scissors and Normal Scissors

- Fabric

- Plastic (I used plastic from a package, you use thicker fabric to make it sturdier)

- Zip (length of your choice, I used a 25cm zip)

Step 2: Measure Fabric

Using a ruler and pencil, measure out a rectangle (size of your choice), drawing on the fabric with a pencil or fabric chalk.

My rectangle was 31cm (length) by 22cm (width).

Make sure the top is the same length of the zipper that you are going to use, with a couple of extra cm on either side.

Step 3: Plastic

Use the fabric pieces as templates to cut out the plastic.

You will need two fabric and two plastic pieces.

Step 4: Sew the Two Sides

Place the fabric and the plastic on top of each other, right sides together and pin in place.

Sew around all the edges.

Do this with both pieces.

Step 5: Zip

Cut out two small pieces of fabric the same width of the zip.

Pin to each end of the zip.

Sew them to the zip, using a straight stitch (open the zip half way to make it easier to sew on the zipper side).

Step 6: Pin the Pieces to the Zip

Taking the two large rectangle pieces, fold one of the long edges over by about 1 cm (DO NOT iron as the plastic will melt)

Place them on either side of the zip and pin in place.

Step 7: Zipper Foot

Change the foot on the sewing machine, to a zipper foot (shown on the right).

Step 8: Sew the Zip

Sew along the length of the zipper on both sides.

Sew close to the zip, however make sure it is not too close as to cover the zip

Step 9: Sew the Pouch

Open the zip half way.

Fold the pouch in half with the right sides together (as shown above, the plastic should be on the outside)

Pin in place.

Replace the zipper foot with a normal foot on the sewing machine and sew along the three edges (leaving a 1cm seam allowance).

Step 10: Turn Inside Out

Open the zipper the rest of the way and turn the pouch inside out

Step 11: Finished!

You now have a finished waterproof pouch!

Make it bigger to create a waterproof swimming bag for wet towels/bathers or smaller for a small, handbag sized toiletries/makeup bag.

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