Saturday, January 17, 2015

Crafturday - Makeup Bags

I love making these makeup/cosmetic bags. I've probably made close to a dozen by now. They take me about a half hour after I'm done cutting (2 each of outer fabric, lining, two kinds of interfacing, so it's like 8 pieces).  It's such a versatile pattern and can have so many different looks and uses. Use a fabric with sewing supplies on it and it's a craft pouch. Use flowers and it's girly. Use fabric depicting the New York subway system, and it's got some cool.

Here is the same bag in the Alexander Henry Fulham Road fabric I used for a shoulder bag, and here it is in Laurel Burch cat fabric:

Once I can pull together some fabric and order matching zippers I want to make a bunch of these for my Etsy shop. It just takes some planning is all.

You can find the pattern I used here. is a great sewing blog. You should follow it and you should make this bag. Once you make one, you'll want to make a million. Two fat quarters, interfacing and a 9 inch zipper is all you need.