How to Make a Toiletry Bag
This is the mother of all toiletry bags and I’ll tell you why:
a piece of oilcloth 15″x19″ (it can be vinyl, denim or even home decor weight fabric, any heavy and thick fabric that will hold its shape.)
an 18″ zipper (you’ll trim it, but i like to have too much zipper rather than not enough!)
7″ piece of webbing
Instructions are below the photo they describe.
First, lay zipper upside down on one of the 15″ short edges of the oil cloth.
Fold oil cloth in half and stitch zipper onto other short edge. Make sure the right side of the zipper (with the pull) is facing the right side of the oilcloth.
Now your bag should look like this with the zipper stitched in and the edges raw.
Turn bag right side out and top stitch both sides of zipper down.
So it looks like this now.
Turn bag wrong side out again and run a stitch along both short raw edges. Be sure to leave your zipper half open so you can turn the bag right side out again.
Stitch up corners along lines you drew on both ends of bag. Be sure your webbing stays straight, at a right angle to the zipper. Trim off corners and trim excess zipper.
Now your bag should look like this.
Turn right side out, and fill ‘er up!
Look how much space is in there! Enjoy your new toiletry bag!
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