Here's the tutorial on the first cosmetic bag.
Firstly cut out your pattern from the main fabric, interfacing (I used heavy iron on) and lining fabric (optional). As for the pattern, the pieces are as follows:
One x rectangle 25cm x 15.5cm with rounded corners
Two x rectangles 20cm x 3.5cm (these attach to the zipper)
Two x squares 7cm (side pieces)
Two x 6.5cm x 4cm (tabs)
1/4 inch seam allowances are included
I didn't use interfacing on the two side pieces that attach to the zipper but that is just my preference.
Then iron your interfacing to your main fabric
Finish the edges on the two rectangles of fabric to go either side of the zipper
Then fold the finished edges to the wrong side
Then sew these side bits to the zipper, making sure that it is the same width as the two square side pieces (these are a 7cm square)
With zipper sewn in:
Fold raw edges of end tabs in then fold in half
Sew both long edges of the tabs
Sew the square side pieces to the zipper part, adding the tabs to the centre
Mark the centre of the square sides and the centre of the long end of the main body of the bag. Also, clip the seam allowances of the pieces that are attached to the zipper. This will allow you to ease around the corners.
Pin these marks together
Sew across the bottom of each side piece. Starting and stopping 1/4 inch in from each of the square pieces. Clip at each of the starting and ending points on the main bag to allow pivotting around the corner. Pin the main body to the sides, easing as you go then stitch in place.
Repeat for the other side making sure that your zipper is open to allow turning to right side.
Now add a lining in the same way but omitting the zipper and handstitch to the main bag. Otherwise, neaten the edges of the bag. Enjoy your new creation. Stay tuned for the next cosmetic bag tute!!!