A friend of mine made a lovely cosmetic bag, so I asked her to show me how she did it, and made one for baby, it will come in useful to keep the baby toiletries when mom and baby visit granny 🙂
I wanted the bag to be biggish, so I cut strips of alternating fabrics, 7 cm x 20cm (including the 1 cm seams on either side)
Top stitched the sides of the panels.
After I had ironed on the fusible batting, I joined the animated panels by sewing them together on the top and bottom edge, so the orange fabric just peeps out between the animated panels.
I then added an orange panels to the top, and finished up the cosmetic bag.
A great tutorial on how to line and attach a zipper to a cosmetic bag can be found here – http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/crafts/how-to-sew-a-lined-makeup-bag
Then just to make it cuter I added a few odds and ends, a little zip-puller, a bow at the front and knotted accessory at the top edges 😉
So now baby has her very own cosmetic bag! I love the way it all just came together so prettily. hope you like it too 🙂