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CARRY ALL – This cosmetics bag will serve you well at home and when you travel. The fabric can be wiped clean, so it’s practical as well as pretty. Sew one for yourself!

+ Laminated cotton fabric
+ Bias tape
+ Paracord
+ Thread
+ Cord stopper
+ Scissors
+ Chalk pencil
+ Thimble
+ Ruler
+ Tape measure
+ Straight pins
+ Needle
+ Safety pin
+ Quilter’s ruler
+ Pattern template (download here for FREE)

Cosmetic Bag DIY Steps 1 2

Step 1: Pattern pieces (all include SA): base (printed template); side: 59 × 42 cm (23¼" x 16½"), pockets: 59 × 8 cm (23¼" x 3¼")

Step 2: From fabric, cut 2 base pieces (attention: pattern piece includes seam allowances), 1 side piece, and 1 pocket piece. On base pieces, clip 2 mm (a scant 1/8") at each of the 4 notches.

Cosmetic Bag DIY Steps 3 4

Step 3: Fold bias tape lengthwise so that one edge extends by 1 mm (a scant 1/16").

Step 4: Lay over upper edge of pocket piece, pin in place, then edgestitch in place.

Cosmetic Bag DIY Steps 5 6

Step 5: Fold pocket piece in half, matching narrow edges, right side facing in. Stitch side seam with 1 cm (3/8") wide seam allowance. Press seam open.

Step 6: Stitch side seam of side piece as described for pocket piece, but leave 1 cm (3/8") open in centre of seam (for casing) and leave approx. 7 cm (2¾") open, for turning.

Cosmetic Bag DIY Steps 7 8

Step 7: Pin pocket piece to outer lower edge of side piece, matching side seams. Stitch across pocket piece to create outer pockets, spacing lines of stitching as desired.

Step 8: Stitch approx. 1 cm (3/8") from both sides of casing opening, each approx. 1 cm (3/8") long. Tie-off ends of stitching with backstitches.

Cosmetic Bag DIY Steps 9 10

Step 9: Divide each open edge of side piece into 1/4’s. Mark with straight pins.

Step 10: Pin each base piece to side piece, right sides facing, matching notches of base to pins. Stitch with 1 cm (3/8") wide SA.

Cosmetic Bag DIY Steps 11 12

Step 11: Turn the bag right side out, through the 7 cm (2¾") opening. Sew the seam opening closed by hand.

Step 12: Fold one half of bag to the inside and press fold (near the 1 cm (3/8") casing opening. Topstitch approx. 0.7 cm (¼") from upper edge.

Cosmetic Bag DIY Steps 13 14

Step 13: Finally, run the cord through the upper edge, using a safety pin as bodkin.

Step 14: Attach the cord stopper and knot each end of the cord.

Cosmetic Bag DIY Steps FINIHSED

FINISHED! Makes a fabulous gift to make for the upcoming holiday season too.

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