Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pot Holder Makeup Bag -- TUTORIAL

POT HOLDER WEEK continues!!

How about a little padded makeup pouch?
It's perfect for travel!


All you need is one pot holder and a matching zipper. Make sure your zipper has adequate extra length so you can sew it onto the pouch without too much trouble!


STEP ONE: Fold your pot holder in half to decide how you want it to look. I decided I liked the stripes to run vertically.



STEP TWO: Open your zipper and stitch one side of the zipper onto one side of the pot holder.


STEP TWO: Zip your zipper shut, then line up the zipper on the other side of the pot holder and pin in place. Unzip the zipper and sew.


This is what it will look like. Having all that extra length in your zipper makes it much easier to sew on!


STEP THREE: Zip the zipper shut and cut off the excess, leaving about 3/4" of extra length beyond the pot holder.


STEP FOUR: Fold the end of the zipper back as shown.


STEP FIVE: Hold it in place as you pinch the side of your pouch together, then sew the side.


STEP SIX: Fold in the ends of the other side of your zipper so they are pointing down into the pouch, and pinch the side shut. Sew the side shut.


You're finished! Easy-peasy, and it's padded and lined!

25 comments:

Anna said...

Cute! Love it!

Su said...

lol! Genius!
Love your potholder week :)

Wendy said...

Oh, it's wonderful! I think I'm going to monogram one before I put it together. Christmas gifts, here I come!

Suzanne said...

Really a cute idea and wonderful directions. Thank you so much for an easy gift idea!
- Suzanne
justanotherhangup.blogspot.com

jovaliquilts said...

So clever! Thanks for sharing, such a great idea.

vilatesniftynook said...

this is too cute, and you did an awesome tutorial! Way to go! :)

Susan said...

Really cute!

vilatesniftynook said...

I blogged about your blog tody! :)

Kari @ Ucreate said...

You are so cool! Love all of your potholder ideas!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Awesome - I love potholder week! :)

Shirley Hale said...

I just found your blog and I love it! I'm not a sewer but it's totally inspiring me to get my mom's machine out! I think these potholders will be great as make up holders or wallets for my teen nieces. I can't wait to try it out!

bubbachenille said...

Great tutorial, and so easy, thanks for this !

Jennifer @ The Craft House said...

You should know that I am away for home for a couple of weeks currently. Before leaving, I sat at home today with my giant (and I mean GIANT) makeup bag trying to decide what was most important to take with me. Then I realized I didn't have a travel-sized makeup bag. I ended up substituting a zippered pen/pencil case.

Thank you very, very much for this tutorial!!

Sarah Lou said...

That is such a perfect idea! I love it, thanks for the tutorial!

casserole said...

Brilliant!! Linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-up-bag-from-a-potholder/2009/11/05/

--Anne

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, what a great idea. Great zipper practice too. Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

Donna said...

Love it! I can actually do this!

migdalia said...

amazing!!!!!!

Marcia said...

In addition ...make one from a matching cloth placemat...the little can fit inside the big if need be~

MYPINKRAINBOW said...

this is so awesome there are so many pot holders I love ... and actually buy jsut cuz they are so pretty and I love the pattern , yayyayyy now I have some thing to make that is absolutly darling and usefull cuz who doesnt need one of these little numbers, , we all do , thank you so very much for sharing your cool goodie and your creative wonderness,
have a pink rainbow day cuz you have made my day :) for real,
hugs for all
georgia

Shari said...

I think this is so clever. Too bad I have a zipper phobia or I would definitely make some. LOL

Megan said...

I love these!!! I have allll the things I need to make em but when I started to sew the sides it was too thick and my needle broke in like 3 pieces! Ahhh. What size needle did u use? Did you encounter this at all??

Care said...

Hi Megan,

I never did break a needle sewing these... I used a regular 80/12 needle. Using a heavier needle (maybe a denim needle?) might help. Or, if you dare, try again with whatever needle you have on hand and go s.l.o.w.l.y over the thickest parts.

Good luck!! Let me know how it goes!
Care.

sewinglady said...

Cute Idea!

Jos said...

cute & simple! great!