Inspired by this pin on Pinterest, I set about making something similar for my friend's birthday. Not too shabby and quite chic at first look.
However, it seems one needs a whole lotta zipper to make your average size make up bag - and all I had was about 6 inches! So it turned out to be a teeny-tiny make up purse:
Not your average sized make-up bag. What to use it for?
Ta-dah! Possibly the world's first make-up-pad-remover-overnight-stay bag? I await with interest the look on my friend's face as she upwraps it. But hey, as ever with home-made gifts, it's the thought that counts, right?