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Need vitamins? Then we recommend that you sew several of these fruity beauty bags – the large watermelon to accompany you on your summer holidays, the orange for a weekend jaunt, and the little lemon for your purse – or for coins!

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Materials:
- Leather or satin
- Terry cloth or terry velours
- Cotton fabric
- Lining
- Thread
- Zipper 30 cm (12")
- Clips (get here)
- Strong thread
- Swarovski crystals to sew on
- Leather glue
- Ruler
- Scissors
- Straight pins
- Needle
- Quilter’s ruler
- Pencil
- Patterns (download here for free)

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STEP 1: Cut all fabric pieces (main fabric and lining) from the corresponding fabric, adding 1 cm (3/8") wide seam allowances.

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STEP 2: Cover the ends of the zipper with small pieces of leather (approx. 3 × 2 cm/1¼" x ¾") and stitch in place.

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STEP 3: Fold allowances on straight edges to wrong side and glue in place.

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STEP 4: Lay zipper under fold edges and edgestitch in place.

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STEP 5: Slide beige edge piece under leather. Edgestitch leather edge in place (not turned under)

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STEP 6: Sew crystals in place with strong thread.

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STEP 7: Clip edge at each end of zipper, approx. 0.7 cm (¼") deep. Pin terry cloth base piece in place and stitch in place.

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STEP 8: Sew lining, leaving an opening in seam, as marked. Pin lining around zipper and sew in place by hand.

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Please note: On the lemon and the orange, the lines between the segments must be stitched with closely spaced zigzag stitches. The zipper is sewn in place, with visible edges.

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    May 31, 2017, 02.01 AMby dragoness1957

    Awesome! But the instructions only specify one 12-inch zipper, which I assume belongs to the watermelon. What size zippers do the other two fruit bags take?

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      May 31, 2017, 12.21 PMby lakaribane

      I came here to ask the same question. What are the zipper sizes for each fruit?

      If the template is printed at different scales, what are they? 100% for the watermelon, 80% for the orange, and 50% for the lemon?

      This tutorial lacks information! Please update!

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    May 30, 2017, 04.12 PMby Kasiorist

    Loving these!! so cute

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    May 25, 2017, 10.49 PMby nadia r

    very fun and juicy cases! love the watermelon x

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    May 22, 2017, 11.09 PMby ndimi

    Awesome! Such fun! Thanks for sharing.

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    May 20, 2017, 03.38 PMby Stacyco

    Great diy! I like these funny cosmetic bags!

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