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I began sewing as a child - my mother did tailoring and alterations. In 2004, I began designing, making, and selling purses at arts festivals - I named my business Ms. Elaineous. In 2009, I opened ...

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Zippered Cosmetic Bag

from Ms. Elaineous
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Zippered Cosmetic Bag
Zippered Cosmetic Bag
Zippered Cosmetic Bag
Zippered Cosmetic Bag
Zippered Cosmetic Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should be able to sew a consistent 1/2" seam

Pattern Description:

If you are afraid of zippers, then this is the pattern for you! The technique is a bit unconventional and, in my opinion, looks better than traditional zippered cosmetic bags. And trust me, it gets easier with very little practice.

I do not pin the zipper when I sew it in! I just use slight pressure with my fingers to hold it in place as I sew.

Included in the ZIP file are the following tutorials: How To Make a Zipper Template and How to Insert an Exposed Zipper. You'll need these to make this cosmetic bag.

BTW, my favorite zipper store is Zipperstop! You can find them on eBay (#3 closed-bottom).


  • 12" zipper, two pieces of fabric, fusible fleece

You Will Also Need:

  • Free Tutorial: How to Make a ZIpper Template
  • Free Tutorial: How to Insert an Exposed Zipper

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