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Knitted Everyday Makeup Bag

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Have you ever gotten frustrated looking for something in the bottom of your purse and you know is there? I feel you! If you are learning or want to learn how to knit? I have the solution to both of your problems!

Materials needed:

  • I had some velvet sparkly yarn in hand that I really wanted to make something with. Here are some options for velvet yarn and sparkly yarn 
  • Knitting needles according to the yarn label suggestion. I always go with my trusty circular needles, but straight needles works just as well.
  • Fabric for lining
  • 14″ zipper. the bag is about 7 inches, but the zipper has to be longer to properly fit when stitching the lining to the bag
  • Sewing needle
  • Matching color thread
  • Scissors 
  • Tassel for zipper decoration
  • Yarn needle 

Abbreviations:

  • CO: Cast on
  • St: Stitch
  • Sts: Stitches
  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • BO: Bind off

CO 30 sts

Row 1: Knit all stitches

Row 2: Purl all stitches

Continue to repeat row 1 and 2 until the work measures about 10 inches

Fold the work and sew in the sides together.

Cut the piece of fabric according to the size of the bag, leaving about half inch on each side for seam allowance and about an inch and a half at the top. Place the right sides of the zipper to the wrong sides of the fabric at the top, and sew along the middle (the zig zag weaving part) of the zipper. 

place the fabric with the zipper sewed in to the knitted bag. sew in along the top.

add the tassel to the zipper handle and you’re done!

See the video for visual instructions. Remember to go at your own pace and pause when you need to

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