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).
I 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.
I 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.
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!
18 thoughts on “Have Bags, Will Travel”
Have a great weekend too! The bags look wonderful. I love Good Folks and can’t wait for Little Folks to come out. 🙂
Love these bags…and the Anna Maria fabrics! Can’t wait for her new line to be available. Have a wonderful weekend!
Buttons are never boring! Especially if you are combining them with Good Folks. That is a darling bag set! I hope you have a great week-end, including beautiful weather!!
Love the new bags!!
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy shopping with your mom. Your bags are so sweet, love those fabrics.
those are darling bags. I really love those prints, i think it’s time i cave and get some good folks!
Have a great weekend! Cute new bags and nice fabric choice:)
Since I pretty much just make quilts (and apparently the occasional pillow or coaster), I am very impressed with anyone who can make anything else with fabric — especially involving a ZIPPER (gasp!). Very pretty (and functional) bags. Have a great weekend!
Oh my i adore your zipper bag and love the fabrics. 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend at Milwaukee! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!
Hi Terri! I hope your weekend was wonderful! I love the bags, they came out great!
Terri, those bags are so cute, way to go! How was the ballet?
Wow, love these bags and the great fabaric combinations.
Ooops, I hate typos so I must correct myself. Typing too fast here.
I meant “fabric” combinations, but you already knew that-lol.
What gorgeous make up bags Terri!! I haven’t used my Good Folks fabric yet – we seem to have the same taste in fabric.
Hey babydoll loving all your projects, the good folks cosmetic bags are awesome!!