You see, transparent bag in every shape and size and after the DIY transparant shopper bag we now continue with this lovely clear make-up pouch! This might not be the easiest DIY to start with, but it will certainly learn you a thing or two.
What do you need:
- Transparant plastic (depending on the size of your pouch)
- Waxed stitching thread
- Leather strips (mine where 2.5 cm in width)
- Two leather stitching needles
Step 1: Cut the pattern from the transparent plastic
This might sound easier than it seems… To cut this, quite flexible straight is actually a challenge. On the contrary, the pattern is easy. Cut one house-shape-like part for the body and the flap, a strip of about 4 cm in width, and the front of the body.
Step 2: Preparations!
I like to try new things in projects, this time I wanted to learn how to do a leather bound edge. In normal human language that means, to cover the edges with a little strip of leather sewn together. To ease this process, I’ve pre-punched all the leather strips and the transparent plastic pattern.
Step 3: Sew the back
The first actual assembly step is to sew the strip of leather to the bag of the clear make-up pouch to the sides. The corners might be a bit difficult but if you just continue you will be fine. It will create a strong 90 degrees angle between the back and the side.
Step 4: Time to add the front
Once you have created a little house of leather bounded clear plastic, you can add the front. Although to make your life a little bit easier it is recommended to bind the top edge of the front panel first before you attach it to the back.
Step 5: Join pieces
In my case
Step 6: Attach a closure
To close the clear make-up pouch you can choose a collar button or a snap button as I did. This time I chose a rose gold color. With my manual rivet press, I got nearly a year ago, you set it within a few seconds! And you are done.
With this DIY you’ve learned how to bind edges, work with transparent plastic and you’ve made yourself or a lovely friend the most trendy clear make-up pouch! Together with the