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« on: October 13, 2006 08:09:03 AM »

Hi!  This is a plan Ive drawn up for my custom makeup travel bag.  Id love any suggestions or ideas you might have!  Ive already figured out which makeup Im taking, so these slots will be exactly what I need, plus a few extra pockets for last-minute additions.

The fabrics Im going to use are a blue boucle (outside of the bag) and a deep teal/blue silk dupioni (lining) see below.  Im thinking I *might* use clear plastic for the pockets so that I can easily see what is in each one.  Or, I might do silk pockets with little Velcro closures.

The bag will be in 3 sections (approx. 8x9 each) and the 2 outer sections will fold over the middle kind of like a brush roll.  Ill use a strap on the outside to keep it closed.



Any thoughts?  Thanks!  Smiley
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006 10:49:07 AM »

I have a makeup bag I got when I was a Mary Kay consultant (I know, I know!  Roll Eyes ) and it has a hook at the top that folds down and snaps to the top of the bag, but can be un-snapped so that the bag can be suspended from a hook or a loop. It's especially great for travelling, but it can also free up space in your bathroom--I keep mine on the back of the bathroom door so my stuff is easily accessible but not in the way!

If you need pictures of this just let me know, because I know my explanation is not super-clear.

gmail chat: sarahpanda
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2006 11:09:37 AM »

i think that that is a good idea. but all i have to say is make sure you buy non wax taylor's chalk so that you can mark out all of your lines so everything is exact cause that is going to be a lot of stitching and it all has to be perfect.  Also when you go to sew the slots make sure that you measused and left enough space for the slots to stick out and so that your make-up has room to slide in. i suggest laying each piece on the table and measuring around each piece from one side of the table to the other so you know how much you need the fabric to go pu and over each piece.  i hope that made sence.  if you need any help on the tute let me know and i will be more than happy to help you cause its such a great idea. Smiley
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2006 10:35:54 AM »

Thanks for the tips!  I might use that hook idea but I'd have to rethink the openings of each pocket... I guess they'd all have to be on the top side so nothing falls out, but that shouldn't be hard to do!

I've done some other kinds of bags with slots but I haven't done any with plastic, so that might be a challenge.  Thanks for the chalk tip!

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