Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Quilted Cosmetics Pouch

Hello! Happy Tuesday (and happy Halloween, too)!  I have one more Quilt Market project I haven't shared yet...this fabulous Glo and Go bag pattern by Annie Unrein...perfect for keeping cosmetics and brushes in place while traveling!

I saw a sneak peek of this pattern a few weeks before market and was so 

excited when Annie sent me the pattern to try it out!  I have always wanted one of these, but every time I see one in a store I think, "I could make that" and so don't purchase one! I always get questions about the products used for bag making, so I've linked to everything used for this project below.

This was my first time using iron-on vinyl..and now that I've used it I realize there are a lot of possibilities for this product...I'm thinking of using if for bag linings that will be used for pencils or for make-up. 

I had extra fabrics and bias binding left over from my Messenger Bag, so I decided to use the same fabrics for this project.  Also, I make most of my travel bags from navy prints, so they are starting to look well-coordinated even though they are from different fabric collections!

The outer fabric is lined with Shape-Fex (my favorite interfacing to use for bags and other small projects), and there is also a layer of Soft and Stable in-between the inner and outer sections (the project size package in the link is perfect for making smaller bags and gift items).

I used the Apple Green Mesh for the inner pocket with the Apple Green Fold Over Elastic for the pocket binding (my first time using the elastic binding--and there are several additional colors available for the mesh and elastic). The elastic binding gives just a bit of extra stretch to the binding and was also really easy to sew with.There is strapping inside the strap for extra durability. You can get the wide-mouth slider hardware here along with the Glo and Go pattern. There is also a vinyl flap that was really easy to add.  I think this was my first time binding vinyl!  I had to make two of these bags...one for me to use on my trip and one for the booth display (which I can use for a gift later).  This pattern really will make a terrific gift for the girls and women on your list.  Additionally, there is a simple pouch included in the pattern as well.  I'll have to try that one soon...I think it also utilizes the iron-on vinyl.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hildy said...

Cute pouches! But I think they are way too cute to use them they are just too pretty!

Helen L said...

Beautiful little makeup cases: I love the construction and how it allows you to see what's inside, and also how it keeps the brushes from getting smooshed. Hugs, H

grammajudyb said...

The fabrics are fabulous! My mantra is "you can't have too much green"! And paired with the darker navy on the outside, is just perfect! I like the pattern too.

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