MCM #27 – It’s a Bag, Bag World

Over the weekend my sister asked me to make her a zipper pouch she could use to put her make-up in. Of course I said yes and went to work.

Art Gallery Fabric zipper pouch


I pulled some fun pieces of fabric from my stash and started to play. I have a bag like this — not handmade! — so I used it as a guide for size. This finished bag measures about 10-1/2″W x 6″ H x 4″ deep. The bottom is boxed and I think it is the perfect size.

Art Gallery Zipper Pouch - Feathers


I love the lining. These fabrics are by Art Gallery and they feel so fantastic.  I spent too much time making this pouch because I kept stopping to touch the fabric. Sounds kinky, but I know you know exactly what I mean!

I still have to finish the zipper end. I could do that with a piece of fabric, but I want to use a metal ribbon end to give it a more polished look. That means a trip to the craft store – yay for shopping!

She loved the pouch and I was in a mood for quickie finishes, so I whipped up three more.

Zipper PouchesThese take hardly any time at all to make, and it was fun to see what kind of fabrics I had available to work with. You probably recognize some of the pieces – I bought them on my trip to Georgia a couple weeks ago.

I used fusible fleece on the outside panels to give the bag some sturdiness and softness. I have to say, I’m a believer of fusible fleece.  If you haven’t used it yet I definitely recommend it.

Look at the inside of the flower one:

Polka Dot lining on zipper pouch


Love those polka dots! This one might just become my personal make-up bag; I think it is so cheery and adorable.

These bags are what I’m crushing on this week – I can’t wait to make some more. How about you? I would love to see what projects you are working on or what has you excited to be in your sewing space. You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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9 Responses to MCM #27 – It’s a Bag, Bag World

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  2. Jasmine says:

    Darling bags! Hurray for fast finishes.

  3. Super cute!! I really like the arrow print in the lining of the first one. Perfect choice!

  4. Kathy Hoback says:

    I love your bags! I like the fabric choices for each one, as well as the fact that the bottom makes it stand open. That flat bottom makes it perfect for use as a cosmetic bag.

  5. fancyfootfarm says:

    Love your zipper pouches. They are so much fun to make. I really like your idea of the metal ribbon end. Clever idea.

  6. The bags are so tidy and fun, Beth. I really love the arrows and polka dots on the insides – what fun!

  7. Anne Beier says:

    The inside fabric is really pretty. All of the pouches are beautiful. Great job.

  8. Kate says:

    Very cute bags. I’d be tempted to keep them all.

  9. maartjequilt says:

    Lovely pattern for pouches. Love your fabric choice. It are beauties!!!

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