Saturday, January 2, 2010

What I've Been Sewing ~ Cosmetic Bags

I needed a cosmetic bag. I have a drawer full of make-up, but use the same 6 or so items everyday, so I wanted a small bag to hold these few daily essentials.
Something pretty that I could grab quickly and throw in my purse if I was going to be gone all day. Oh, and a little loop would be handy if I wanted to hang it conveniently near my magnifying mirror, so I added a small loop of rick rack. After I made one for myself, I was on a roll and the rest just sort of happened. LOL

The first ones I made were out of some of my Sisboom fabrics by Jennifer Paganelli (love, love that pink and aqua toile from one of her earlier lines) and a cheery sunflower print from Heather Bailey.
I also found some pretty Amy Butler Lotus fabric in my stash. I think this was my favorite print of that line and had it in just about every colorway. The extras will be in the Etsy shop. Or if you want to make one of your own, it is a very easy project and I'm sure there are many tutorials just a google search away. Never sewn in a zipper before?...This is the perfect project to practice that skill, as well.
Enjoy the weekend, everyone and Happy sewing!


My Casa Bella said...

They are so pretty!!! I LOVE them. You are talented. I love the fabrics you chose as well. How fun.

kaholly said...

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? These are very nice! I haven't attempted such...putting in the zipper keeps me at bay...but when I'm around my machine again, I might try. You give me confidence!

Stephanie said...

Pretty! Last year my goal was to sew a zipper...I have the same goal this year. If nothing I'm persistent, eventually. Happy New Year.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

very pretty indeed. A lovely addition to your stuff. I really like the colours. Well done

Debra said...

Really cute. I love the fabrics. I have the Amy Butler, different shade. I don't know what I will create with mine yer. What a talented lady you are. Always coming up with wonderful ideas.
Happy New Year to you,

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Super cute! Love the bright fabrics. Happy sewing in the new year!

Upon the Ridgetops said...

I made one of these in my sewing course in high school. And now that it's been over 14 or 15 years later, I still have it and it's still in good shape AND I am using it to store my makeup in lol!
So just a testament that handmades DO last hehe.
But mine is not nearly as pretty as yours. Just plain jane denim. Mine isn't lined, curious do you line yours?
TTFN ~ Jessica

goldenbird said...

Your cosmetic bags are so pretty and cheerful. I love all of the bright colors.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thanks everyone!
Kaholly, when I finally tried sewing in a zipper and saw how easy it was, I was kicking myself for not doing it sooner. :-)

Stephanie, I can't believe you haven't! This is your year, girl.

Debra, don't you love that lotus print? I think the only color I didn't have it in was the tangerine.

Jessica, Yes, I line mine. Its not really that much more work and I think it gives a nice finished look.

Rosa Rebelo said...

I realy love your cosmetic bags! It´s great to have found your Blog!

Katherine said...

OH, these are so sweet, Kimberly!

Which ones are you keeping for yourself? I would have the hardest time choosing!

prashant said...

I love the fabrics you chose as well. How fun.

Work from home India

VintageBettys said...

These are so cute! Neither of us has sewn zippers before, but we're willing to learn. Maybe we will make something like this soon. Thank you for the inspiration.
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