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Make-Up Bag Set

Make-Up Bag Set – DIY – One Large and one Small which is perfect to carry around in your handbag.

Make-Up Bag Set

I can not tell you how relieved I am to have finished these two little bags ! I promised my daughter a small make-up bag for her handbag about two weeks ago already.

Started, stopped, did some other stuff and finally finished not only the small make-up bag, but a larger (more of a toiletries bag) one as well.

What a mission !  I am not a seamstress and have very limited knowledge of anything to do with sewing. And I am sure this is actually something easy to do, especially if you follow a pattern or a tutorial.

Unfortunately, I am not one of those clever people – I prefer to look at a picture, once, maybe twice, and then make my own version.

The sewing machine nearly ended up in the swimming pool a couple of times !  If I can just get the thing to work as it is supposed to. (now, this is according to the settings and the booklet which I actually do follow to the letter).

Make-Up Bag Set

All I can tell you is in the above pic – the order of the layers.

Lining / Interfacing / Top (Outside) Fabric

Other than that … no idea how I finished these two bags ! Lots of very un-lady like words, nipping and tucking, cutting and stitching, ripping and more stitching …. you get the idea!

Tried as I could, the photographs are also not accurate. It is navy blue and white stripes with bright red trimming – although I do not think it looks bad, it’s just not reflecting the right colors.

Make-Up Bag Set

Make-Up Bag Set

Above is the little bag, or pouch if you prefer, seen from all sides – the button is purely decorative, hence the small strip of Velcro.

Make-Up Bag Set

And the larger bag.

Make-Up Bag Set

I did not line the bags with any kind of waterproof lining as I know my daughter would rather chuck it into the washing machine than wiping them clean every now and then.


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Feral Turtle

Sunday 8th of September 2013

Great job! You definitely did it the hard way, without a pattern so kudos to you! Patterns are so much easier to follow. I love the stripes against the pink. really pops! Visiting from Mellywood's Mansion! Cheers

Wendy May

Saturday 7th of September 2013

These are awesome! I'm attempting to make my own also, as gifts. Stopping by from Serenity You Link Up!

amy mayen

Saturday 7th of September 2013

Super cute bags! I haven't caught up on on my blog reading today- but I saw your bags at create craft love and had to pop over & give you kudos!!

Ginger Bergemann

Saturday 7th of September 2013

I love these. So cute and fun!

I'd like to invite you to share these at my Show & Tell party going on right now.

Cara Kueck

Friday 6th of September 2013

These are so cute!! I saw you on Fridays Five Features! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at!

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