Have Bags, Will Travel

We are headed to my parents’ house in Milwaukee for the weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing them, even though it’s only been about a month and a half since we last saw them. My mom and I are going shopping (SHE needs clothes), and then she’s taking me to a ballet. Dave is going to hang out with my stepdad, maybe work on some guy-chores and rent a guy-movie.

I decided I needed new makeup bags for traveling. I’m not very good at packing when we travel, always bringing too much or ending up with a bag that’s too heavy (so naturally Dave ends up carrying it).

new makeup bagsI have several fat quarters of each print from the Good Folks fabric collection in my stash, so I decided to use up some of it for lighter makeup bags than what I’ve been lugging around the past couple years.

linings of cosmetic bagsI made these two zippered bags to hold my makeup and toiletries. I didn’t use a pattern, but I knew I wanted them to be fairly big with a flat bottom so they would stand up. I also wanted them quilted but not pieced; just one fabric to show off on the outside and one for the lining. The larger one measures about 7 inches tall by 10 inches wide, and the smaller version is 6 inches tall by 9 inches wide.

embellishing the makeup bags

I really love how they turned out, but I think they need a little embellishment. I’m going to attach a felt flower brooch, or maybe a vintage brooch if I find something funky in the stores this weekend. (Doesn’t my little drawer of buttons look so boring?)

Hope you all enjoy a grrreat weekend!

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