Thursday, 6 September 2012


I have made a fantastic little zippy-bag.
It's supposed to be a make-up bag, but I don't wear make-up, far better things to spend my time and money on.
Like wool :-)
I followed this excellent tutorial from the lovely Flossie Teacakes. Step-by-step photos and really clear instructions.

This beautiful fabric was a gift from the lovely Julie at button-button, perfectly pretty for a little zippy bag.

I was SO pleased with how well the zip went in. It's been a few years since I put in a zip and I have never done it this well before!! Very neat!!

My sewing machine did NOT like sewing over this big bunch of fabric and zip!!

A quick iron to tidy up the wrinkles...


Beautifully lined!!

I know the zip is not quite right. I think it was a bit too long. I have plans for another little bag using a slightly shorter zip that I have.
But, perfect or not, I love my little zippy bag. It currently has a pair of scissors, a tape measure and a pencil in it and is living in my knitting basket.
I think it is super.


  1. Ohh yes....a make up bag that is for far more important things, glad I am not the only one that would rather spend time on money on doing and making things than painting and scrubbing it all off again! Must admit it's been eons since I put a zip in and was plucking up the courage to try again . Yours is sooo neat! Fiona

  2. Thanks Fiona! I can thouroughly recommend Flossie Teacake's tutorial. It was a bit scary at times, but I trusted and followed instructions (always a little tempting just to wing it!)and it turned out just great! Go on... give it a go!!!!
    Karen x

  3. Fabulous little zippy bag and beautiful fabric. Why is it that zips seem so daunting?!! Well done, think I may just have to pluck up the courage to make a little bag too : -)

  4. It's so lovely! Thanks also for the tutorial link, I'd like to try those little zip-end-zipper-bits sometime as well! :)


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