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Topic: Tutorial: How to Sew a Cosmetic Bag - with link to another TUTE !!  (Read 320557 times)
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« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2006 10:41:32 PM »

this makeup bag is so cute! and it looks professional, as in store-bought. this would make a nice present, i think. i'll have to try this! thanks for the tute!

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« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2006 07:48:13 AM »

I love it! My friend's birthday is coming up soon and I'm strapped for money. I MUST make that bag for her! If mine is anything close to the quality of yours, then she'll be exhilarated, since she's been begging me for a new pencil case. Thank you so much for your inspiration!
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« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2006 10:35:15 AM »

I really wish there were a way to sew the zipper on to the lining with the machine. I can't stand sewing by hand and have been trying to figure out how to do it by machine for a month now.

It seems like you could easily do it, but I'm at a loss as to how. I know those people in sweatshops must know how... maybe we should kidnap one and bring him/her here to post Tongue

I mean you can't really attach bias binding to it easily with a machine either, because it wouldn't cover all of the spots and crap out the closer you got to the end of the zipper part where it gets tucked under the "tabs."

Ugh Sad so hard.

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« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2006 08:41:12 PM »

queenofdiy, you did an amazing job on your cosmetic bags!  They are way too pretty for make-up.  You could add a wrist strap and use them for evening bags.  So cute.

About sewing the lining in by machine -- could you put the lining in just as if you were going to handstitch and then stitch carefully along the line of stitching on the zipper (or even use a decorative stitch or zigzag in a complementary color)?  I haven't sat down at the machine and actually tried this, but in my feeble mind it seems as if it may work.  Using a free-arm machine would make doing this much easier.  Just a thought.
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2006 11:42:39 AM »

This is great! I cant wait to see the other tut!!!!  THANK YOU!!! Grin

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« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2006 02:46:40 PM »

i love them! and cant wait for the tute for the other one as i really pretty much am not a good sewer and it looks easier...Cheesy great job!
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« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2006 03:07:05 PM »

fan tab u lous!   will add to my to do  list  right now. thanks for   sharing a tut.

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« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2006 08:28:03 PM »

both are great... but I think the second one is my favorite..

« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2006 03:11:43 PM »

I like these bags too.  It's hard to chose which tute I want to go with for a cosmetic bag....gonna have to try them all. lol. Smiley
« Reply #49 on: January 01, 2007 01:55:28 PM »

(Pardon the rambling, first post...)
So I'd been wanting to make this for a while, and finally I got to it, and...let me know what you think. It's my first attempt at actually sewing something (I did sew my mother a knitting-needle-case last year, though), and I definitely screwed up a lot. Also? I'm terrible at following directions. I mean, I follow them until I figure out where they're heading, and then, pfft.

The fabric was stuff we had lying around: maroon with dots (I think the dots are actually beige-ish, but I pretended they were pink), and nice pink satiny stuff for the lining. The interfacing I got (who knew there were so many kinds? My goodness...) was double sided, so I just fused the lining on. Waaaay easier than doing that whole thing twice.

I also forgot to put the tab on the far side (we happened to have ribbon that was a close enough color, so I did that instead of the fabric tabs...), but, meh. Good enough for a first go.

I cannot actually put the pictures here, but here are links:

The bag!

Bag held open

Bag open

Thanks for the lovely tutorial, it really was a help, and it actually got me to get off my ass and try this out.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2007 02:12:10 PM by lyra » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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