How to Make Homemade Makeup Bags : Homemade Makeup Bags: Zippers

Hi! I’m Candi Cane-Canncel on behalf of In this clip I’m going to show you how to insert a zipper into your
make-up bag. I personally love to put in zippers I have a really full proof easy way to do
it and it just makes it fun, I know a lot of people are put off by attaching zippers
because they think it’s really difficult, but it really isn’t. The first thing you
want to do is line up your right sides together, once you have that you want to go ahead and
pin along the top
and take your zipper and you just want to measure where the zipper begins and where
it ends. And what I like to do is just add an extra pin just to remind myself where the
zipper is going to end and where it starts. Now the fist thing we’re going to do with
stitching is we’re just going to do a simple base stitch and that’s going to hold the
two pieces of fabrics together so we can put in a zipper a lot easier. And what I do is
just put a 4 ½ inch stitch length, change it to straight stitch and just simply go to
one side to the other and because it’s a basing stitch you don’t have to back-tack
which means just going back and forth just to secure your stitching. I just based about
½ of an inch in, so once that’s done, take out your pins, open up your piece and just
stick your zipper in from the back side and when you put in the zipper you’re going
to make sure that the little zipper pull is actually facing upward. So just put it up,
put in a couple pins to secure and then turn it over to the right side and what you want
to do is make sure that the teeth of the zipper if perfectly up against the seam. So from
the right side you’re actually going to pin the zipper to your piece…take out the
pins from the back and just secure them onto the front. And you’re just going to go all
the way down and pin it, turning on the back side every so, every inch or so just to make
sure that your teeth are lined up and just keep going all the way to the bottom. Now
this zipper is a little bit longer than our make-up bag, but that’s not to worry, what
we’re just going to do is once we stitch this zipper in we’re going to go in and
make it extra little stitch just to secure it so that zipper pull won’t go any further
than that.

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