Keeping up with theme of the week, the NOLA modern quilt guild sewing retreat weekend, I have some more things to show you!
First off is the darling cosmetic bags that Kaelin showed us how to make. I have to admit that this was my suggestion for a group project because I wanted to make one for my partner in Modern Swappers. I’m selfish like that, but I thought this was a good thing to be shown how to make in person vs trying to figure it out myself. I’m showing you this to tease you. Kaelin’s going to be doing a tutorial on how to make a similar bag on her blog sometime soon. So you too can make one!
sweet little bags with a coordinating or contrasting lining!
It’s a testament to our sewing skills that we were able to make these. I think we finished these around 3 am sometime Saturday night…and then we had to wind down by watching just one more episode of Glee. 😉
I made the green polka dot one that looks like Flea Market Fancy. But I won’t pull the wool over anyone’s eyes…it’s a lovely home dec weight knock off. But I don’t care! I love the look and that’s the whole point. I’m not going to be a snob about it. But don’t get me wrong…if anyone wants to send me some of the real stuff or the real real stuff (the original feedsack) I’d happily accept!
I added a little polka dot ribbon zipper pool to mine and the lining is done in one of the henna garden prints. It matches perfectly!
I hope that my partner really likes it because it’s one of those things that I find difficult to let go of…but I know that I can make more. I can make the exact same one if I like. LOL. Still…
5 thoughts on “Cosmetic Bags”
Those are great bags! I look forward to the tutorial! I'm impressed that you all were able to function so well at the sewing machine that late at night. 🙂
they're so cute!
Love the addition of the polka dot ribbon! Fabulous, fabulous!
I think that we should meet again this weekend. After all, we never did the strawberry pillow (and I am cranky about that). I think this is enough excuse for Retreat Part II. 🙂
LOL. Mandi I thought that you would enjoy the strawberry pillow the most! You have those two little girls!!
I've made a bunch of these. I used her different measurements to make a pencil case for my grandson for back-to-school this year out of camo flannel I had left over. He's a first grader. I filled it with presharpened (teacher request) pencils with his name on them. I know what she means about presharpened pencils. I taught for 29 years and always hated that big line up at the pencil sharpener on the first day of school.