make up pouches

3.21.2010

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?

12 comments :

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

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

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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?

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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 :)

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  9. 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.

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

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