I made the cutest traveling bag today, and I was so proud of myself it was the first time that I have ever put in a zipper, usually I still just have my mom do it for me. Now I just need to go on a trip so I can use it.
You will need 4 pieces of fabric cut to 18 X12
One 18inch Zipper
And a sewing Machine with a zipper foot
Start with your first fabric face up then place your zipper in the middle followed by you next fabric face down.
Use Your zipper foot
Next do the same thing with the fabric on the other side of the Zipper.
Iron your fabric so that the top and bottom fabrics is laying away from the zipper.
Next take the four pieces of fabric and lay together with the zipper positioned at the top and sew the four pieces of fabric together at the bottom.
Then lay your material so that the bottom seam and zipper are both in the middle are laying on top of each other and sew the two sides . From this point on I found it easiest to work with the zipper only half way zipped up.
Last, take all four corners of the bag and sew them on a diagonal about four inches from the corner.
Reverse and walla you have the perfect cosmetic traveling bag.