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Painted Make-Up Bag Instructions


Roc-lon® Multi-Purpose Cloth™ – White 2 – 10”w x 7”h pieces for front and back
1 – 7” white zipper
Acrylic craft paint
Clear acrylic spray paint – non-yellowing
Paint brushes
Fray Block
Rotary cutter
Quilters ruler


Use a basting stitch to stitch the front and back together along one 10” side using a ½” seam allowance. Press seam open. Center the zipper, right side down, on top of the wrong side of the seam. Stitch zipper in place following the sewing guide line on the zipper tape. Clip the seam open and unzip the zipper halfway. With right sides together, stitch the side seams together, getting as close as you can to the metal tabs on both ends of the zipper. If you have a serger, serge on top of this stitching to remove excess and to seal the seam. If you do not have a serger, use a zig zag stitch on top of your original stitching. Trim the seam close to the stitching. Stitch the bottom seam using a ¼” seam allowance. Finish as you did for the side seams. In the corners, with right sides together, pinch the side seam down on top of the bottom seam and stitch across using a 1” seam allowance. Repeat for the other corner. Trim close to the seam. Use Fray Block on all corners of the bag to prevent the THREAD from UNRAVELING. Turn bag right side out.


Decide on a design for the bag. Use a good quality acrylic craft paint to paint the design on the bag. Finish it off by spraying with a clear, acrylic gloss paint to help keep the bag clean and to protect the paint.


If you are not a painter, consider decorating the bag with machine embroidery, applique or stamping a design with acrylic paint and rubber stamps.

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