Headscarf Make-Up Bag
The things you'll need:
One vintage scarf or hankie,
Bulldog clips (to use instead of pins)
Needle and Thread
Start off with with picking your scarf or hankie, we went for our favourite "A present from Cromer"
For the lining we are using nappy lining as it's waterproof and easy to clean. Cut the lining a little bit smaller that the scarf, we did 5mm, so you have an edge to sew around.
This is where your bulldog clips come in, you can't pin the lining as it won't be waterproof anymore so use the clips to hold the lining in place. We didn't have any clips so just took it slow.
After that you will have some nice neat edge (cough, ours might be a tad squiffy)
Now comes the folding bit, you want to make sure your bag will looks good from all angles so flip it over and double check you're not upside down. Next you want to make sure the items you want to fit in can, we have made that mistake before (a nice phone case became a lovely iPod one instead)
So things don't slip out the sides, turn the top over so there is a fold at the top, like the picture below.
Once you've worked out your shape, iron it in place as it makes it easier to keep the edges, especially with this piece as you still can't use pins.
Now it's sewing time. Make sure you start at the top so the flaps stay in line and be careful to only sew the hankie and not the lining so not to pierce it. When you are finished it should look like an open envelope.
Next on is your fastening button, we've gone for a cute white flower shape one to compliment the colours of the hankie. Once you've worked out where you want it to go, sew it underneath the opening flap.
Ta da! Your finished, now fill it full of your make up and show it off to friends and family so they can see how talented you are (Last step not totally necessary)
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