Cosmetics bag

Just a quick post on the first cosmetics bag I sewed.   I mostly don’t wear make up at all but as a preschool teacher I have to have my daily load of hand moisturizer, nail kit, tissues and whatnot.  This bag does the job of carrying them all.  A bag in my bag, is what it is.

The pattern is from So Sew Easy.  It’s an easy project that’s perfect for beginners especially if you’re new in sewing pouches and bags like me.  I also find it perfect for fabric scraps so yeah, this pattern is a keeper.  Big thanks to So Sew Easy for sharing.





I only had light interfacing  in my stash so I cut two for each front fabric to stabilize the bag. It did the trick but next time I’d sew it also using a fusible fleece as recommended.

The blue fabric is a leftover from my Flutter tunic which I finished sewing ages ago.  I haven’t blogged about it yet because I’ve been so lazy and just not up for a detailed photo shoot.  The lining is of course from a shift dress I’ve sewn in summer.   The pattern requires a 9-inch zipper.  I had a much longer one so I  cut it and sewed  the teeth at the 9-inch mark.

Because it’s my first ever cosmetics bag, I took it out at grandpa-in-law’s garden for a couple of photos.  I don’t know which is prettier –  the cherry tree in autumn or this bag. Or both. 🙂


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Pattern: Cosmetics Bag by So Sew Easy


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9 Responses to Cosmetics bag

  1. sewingbeefabric says:

    Love your fabric choice. It looks so bright and cheery

  2. Abigail says:

    Quick question–did you use interfacing or fleece?

  3. Abigail says:

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve made many a makeup bag in my day…they always turn out misshapen. I’ll check this out:)

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