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Topic: Tutorial: How to Sew a Cosmetic Bag - with link to another TUTE !!  (Read 330383 times)
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« on: March 13, 2006 06:47:16 PM »

I am trying to work out what sort of cosmetic bags I should make for the school's mothers day stall.  I was mucking around and came up with this one but it took me about an hour to make...and it's unlined!!!!  Trouble is I want them to be quick to make but still look kinda classy.  Anyone got any other ideas, apart from flat rectangle ones??  Or perhaps someone knows how to make these ones quicker?

Updated to add link to the other tutorial on the bag shown further down on this page:

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2006 07:03:20 PM »

if you used the curtain fabric with the lining of rubber ie remnants would you need to line it? maybe just put a covered insert in the bottom. esp for a stall, they wont pay much. if you do line, just use calico or something cheap.
it looks great. i want to make one. where did you find the pattern? any chance of a tutorial? only if you have time.
i have made the square zipper pouches and than do squared off corners at the bottom, it sits nice and looks better. you could also do them with flaps or draw string.
cheap calico recycle shopping totes with a little stencil sell well too.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006 02:15:58 PM »

I really like that one! Slap in a liner and call it done.

I'm trying to learn how to make things for myself since I'll be going to college this coming Fall so if you could put a tute of this it would be most appreciated.
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006 02:40:31 PM »

I think that is definitely classy.  And an hour to make sounds about right.  It would probably take me longer than that.   Roll Eyes

Sorry, I don't have any suggestions!



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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2006 04:48:15 PM »

Thanks all for your kind words.  I would be more than happy to do a tute!!  I have learnt so much from this site - it's time I gave back.  Stay tuned!!  As for the pattern, I took apart an old Red Earth cosmetic bag I had and made a "baby" from it.  I will post the pattern when posting the tute.  Cheesy

cyndiq:  thanks for your suggestions.  I did make my own pattern (after much thinking) with a square bottom but I didn't want the sides to stick out - I wanted the sides to be straight up and down.  This is what I came up with.  If you wanna tute on this one, just say so.   Grin These ones are much quicker.  The dimensions are 7 x 4 x 2 1/2 inches

I only had to buy the fabric for the outside.  I was given lots of fabric for lining and I have about 20 zippers (all in the blue colour).  I am donating them to the stall, so I'm not too concerned about the price of the fabric - I should get quite a few from the 2 metres I bought.
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2006 05:01:54 PM »

They're both beautiful.  I, for one, would LOVE a tutorial for either!   The 2nd one looks positively divine!

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006 05:35:58 PM »

oh wow, those are both gorgeous  Shocked

a tut for either would be awesome!

« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006 05:47:32 PM »

Those are both great! I really love the blue zippers in them too!
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2006 05:53:59 PM »

Those are much too pretty to put makeup in!! I would have them stained in a couple days. I would more or less use them as purses instead.

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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2006 06:48:58 PM »

hey fantastic job, yep thats how i do mine, the second one. what a great idea taking one apart, so obvious but i never thought to do it lol. op shops watch out lol I must find an old  one to tear up.
Your stall will be great, your purses or pouches, are beautiful, the colours have gone well, did you do the embroidery?
 I do machine embroidery on mine too.
Love to see the tutorial. Goodluck getting your stall stuff done!
thanks so much, cyndiq

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