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A few leather and fabric leftovers? Then you can make a wonderful gift with this bag pattern. The cosmetic bag in this mouse design is perfect for storing your beauty must-haves or as a pencil case for school! This is one mouse that won’t scurry away… You can make the mouse in any size. Whether as a mini beauty bag, or as an XL cosmetic bag for your favorites big bottled goodies. Simply print the PDF pattern in the desired size and get started…

Photos by: ©Jan Schmiedel


+ Leather
+ Cotton
+ Vliesofix
+ 1 Zipper
+ Transparent paper
+ Pen
+ Thread
+ Clips
+ Hand sewing needle
+ Ruler
+ Tape measure
+ Scissors
+ Pattern (download here for FREE)

Mouse Bag DIY Steps 1 2

Step 1: Cut cut pieces with all around 0.7 cm seam allowance in the cotton fabric: cut 1 of A (lower part), 2 of B (side part) – here at the zipper edge without seam allowance, 1 of C (head).

Step 2: Iron golden leather with Vliesofix and cut the ears twice (section D) with 0.7 cm seam allowance at the lower edge, at the side at the rounding without seam allowance.

Mouse Bag DIY Steps 3 4

Step 3: Remove paper from the Vliesofix and iron the two ears with golden leather. Cut off overhanging leather.

Step 4: Stitch around both ears close to edge.

Mouse Bag DIY Steps 5 6

Step 5: Iron the cut pieces from Step 1 (1 of A, 2 of B, 1 of C) on the wrong side of the fabric with Vliesofix. Peel off paper and iron the parts on the back of the leather.

Step 6: Cut out all cut pieces along the cotton edge.

Mouse Bag DIY Steps 7 8

Step 7: Strap: Cut out 0.8 × 38 cm from Vliesofix and iron on leather. Remove paper, iron and cut leather.

Step 8: Then stitch the strap on both sides close to the edges.

Mouse Bag DIY Steps 9 10

Step 9: Iron black leather with Vliesofix, mark and cut out the eyes. Use tracing paper over top to iron eyes to the position on the face.

Step 10: Stitch around both eyes.

Mouse Bag DIY Steps 11 12

Step 11: Open zipper and stitch one side from the top using a zipper foot.

Step 12: Keep the zipper open and sew the second side of the zipper in the same manner.

Mouse Bag DIY Steps 13 14

Step 13: Carefully cut both ears down 0.3 cm. This is how to better fit the rounded edge of the head ©.

Step 14: Clamp both ears to the headboard and stitch at 0.7 cm.

Mouse Bag DIY Steps 15 16

Step 15: Stitch the face ( C ) on the right side of the body (pattern pieces B with the zipper sewn in). Lay the face forward and stitch the seam from the right edge.

Step 16: Fold the strap in the center of the loop and stitch it on the right (bottom right) to the bottom (A).

Mouse Bag DIY Step 17

Step 17: Finally, clasp the bottom (A) right sides together on the mouse (B and C) and stitch all around. Leave zipper open for turning.

FINISHED! Now fill your little bag with all your small or large cosmetics depending on the size. Want to make more bags? Check out these below:

More Bag DIYS
Cosmetic Bag; Large Clear Bag

Happy DIYing!


  • P1050344b_large

    Jan 27, 2019, 03.28 PMby anilovescats

    Cute pouch but not so good instructions! There is no mention of what to do with the other pieces of the printed fabric in step 17, just piece A. Also, no mention of cutting the body of the leather, only the printed fabrics are shown which are the lining I’d assume? No illustration at all for the lining attachment to the body, step 17 is not correct. The ears are shown being clipped to the head piece when they should be clipped to the body piece with the head piece overlying the ears and top-stitched in place. Good grief, is there no proofreading Burda?

  • Swirlblouse1_large

    Jan 18, 2019, 05.56 PMby slmnstyle

    So cute! I want to make some of these!

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