August 14, 2013

Make Up Bag for the Sista!

When my sister got married earlier this summer, her make-up bag left a lot to be desired.
The zipper was broken and it was stretched out and frankly, she just needed a new one.  I loosely measured it with my flip flop to remember the dimensions she wanted and told her I would stitch one up for her.

Well.....that didn't work as I had envisioned.  It being a "loose" measurement combined with losing quite a bit of space when I boxed the bottom corner meant the first bag was just too small. One other "whoops" was that I used the duck cloth I had bought locally and it just wasn't heavy enough so the bag couldn't stand up on its own.  Luckily, my stash includes 4 yards of very heavy duck cloth (from an online supplier) so I started over to make another, larger, one.

The lining is a whimsical, happy cupcake pattern that I hope makes her smile each time she opens it.

She is going to get both of them as I'm sure she can use them.

Happy Birthday Sis - I love you and wish you many more!

Additionally, this project was on my Q3 Finish-A-Long List so I can check it off!  Yeah!

she can quilt

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  1. Nice bags. I hope she enjoys them. You've inspired me to make something for my sister.

  2. what cute bags, Julie! I'm sure she'll love them.

    :) Kelly @ my Quilt Infatuation

  3. Love them Julie and your sister looks just gorgeous in that pic :)


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