Friday, May 20, 2011

a lovely little bag


This cosmetic bag is sadly not for me. I made it for my cousin's birthday that's coming up.  I'm seriously in love with this fabric. It's Alexander Henry in Masai Swirl. I think I may need to go buy a couple more yards. I'm seeing pajama shorts being made out of it in the near future..


I used the Boxy Cosmetic Bag Tutorial from the fabulous blog Skip to My Lou I love this tutorial. This is the 3rd time I've used it and my favorite by far. 

I made a couple of small changes. I used the dimensions 10" x 12" to make the bag a little smaller, I added the little strap for portability, and instead of using oil cloth on the inside I used a bright pink nylon. Keep in mind though that if you choose not to use oil cloth or laminated cotton for the inside, you'll need some interfacing to make the bag stiffer. I used pellon fusible interfacing on the back side of my printed fabric. 



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14 comments:

Creative Contentment said...

Katy, Hey nice bag!! Delightful fabric. :)I am a fairly new sewer so simple projects are great for me. ;)I wanted to drop by and say thanks for the comment on 'Our sweet Treats Shop'. I would love to have you anytimemy girls and I did. You are welcome anytime..feel free to drop by for a virtual tea anytime.

Katherines Corner said...

Looks gorgeous, I always have trouble with sewing the zippers. Well done!I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner and leave a comment, and maybe even enter the latest giveaway. Hugs!

Rhiannon said...

I'm loving the fabric too! It looks great, really professional!

Purple Froggie Clay Stuff said...

That's awesome! Hi, I'm your newest follower over from the hop!

I would like to invite you to post this on our Crafty hop. Here's the link: Purple Froggie Clay Stuff

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Cindy

Rachel D said...

Great job on the bag! I just became a follower (I'm a new blogger also)!

Jamie said...

super cute bag! Noodlehead has some great easy bag tutorials too! i LOVE this fabric too!!!! (where did ya find it?)
www.lifeasapepin.blogspot.com come on over! :)

Katy said...

I got the fabric from a little store in Dallas called City Craft. The link is up above (:

Madigan at madiganmade said...

This is adorable! I need to check out that tutorial, I've always wanted to make a make-up bag. Love the fabric, too.

Linda said...

Beautiful bag. I saw the tutorial a while back or one like it. It's intriguing and a useful size. But the FABRIC is fabulous!! Truly gorgeous. Nice job.

Linda

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Love the fabric and love the design. Great job. Thanks so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I hope you will be back this week to inspire us all!! You are awesome!!

Sandy Elliott said...

So cute and I love the fabric! I'm sure your cousin will love it as well.

New follower from the Show your crafty side hop. Hope you'll take a moment and drop by my blog as well.

Sandy~ Cherished Handmade Treasures

{nifty thrifty things} said...

That is so cute! I'm gonna have to give it a try! Love the fabric and the changes you made to it!
Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} as well!
Hugs,
Vanessa

Sue said...

I really like the handle design you added.

Home Utility said...

Looking great and beautiful within these design patterns. Thanks for the sharing.

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