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make up pouches

As you all know, I love a good zipper project.  My aunt had asked me to make her a make up pouch to replace one of hers that had seen better days.  She’s an avid sewer and gave me a few scraps to use (yeah, I know Mary, I can hear you laughing now about me using the word avid to describe your sewing). 

I ended up making two just because!  I find it easier to do a couple zipper projects at once because you’ll be swapping to the zipper foot anyway.  For these pouches I used a combination of linens/quilting cottons and did a few quilting lines on each (they have quilt batting in the middle). 

I think these are so fun and functional.  As far as I know, I’ve pretty much given almost all the women I know a zippered make up pouch from me within the past year. In fact, I should probably keep track of that, can one ever have too many pouches?!  Do you have a favorite go-to project?

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12 Responses to make up pouches

  1. Happy Together 03.21.2010 at 7:35 am #

    Cute :) so nice of you to do that for her

  2. Saraccino 03.21.2010 at 8:39 am #

    They are really sweet! :)

  3. alissa 03.21.2010 at 8:54 am #

    Your bags are adorable! Love the fabric from your Aunt.

  4. Leslie 03.21.2010 at 9:19 am #

    these are pretty…i do have a go to, quilts, but they always take me forever… :o)

  5. Jeannie 03.21.2010 at 9:58 am #

    Those are so cute! I always go back to this one http://lieslmade.wordpress.com/2009/01/17/make-up-bag-tutorial/ Everyone likes the handle on the makeup bag.

  6. Lizzy 03.21.2010 at 12:38 pm #

    So cute! And I love that you used batting in the middle to give them more body. I’ll have to try that next time…

  7. patternpatti 03.21.2010 at 4:12 pm #

    Anna – I noticed that these were top-stitched under the zipper. At what step in the process do you do that? I have trouble with my lining getting caught in the zipper and that would be a good solution. Can you topstitch on the smaller pouches?

  8. One Flew Over 03.21.2010 at 5:21 pm #

    Functional and very stylish!

  9. Beth 03.21.2010 at 6:32 pm #

    zippered bags are my fave, too. i love thinking about making them and love giving them. i have given them for kid’s prezzies, too, full of colored pencils, or whatever. love how easily they come together and i love seeing how others make their bags, too!

  10. henny 03.21.2010 at 8:36 pm #

    Hi Anna!
    I just knew your blog. A very lovely and helpful blog for a beginner like me. Thanks a lot for all your wonderful tutorials! I’ll make one by one :)

  11. Kari 03.22.2010 at 12:58 am #

    Of all the things I sew I am still scared of zippers. But you sure do make them look cute – these bags are just adorable.

  12. Karin 03.22.2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Very cute, these bags. I love the fabrics you used. The combination is simple and elegant. Great!

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