Friday, August 13, 2021

Makeup Bags

Some of you may have seen my red/plum/brown little makeup bag on Instagram when I entered it in Hobbs Holiday Creating Challenge. Well I finally got the other two finished!

They are listed for sale in my Etsy shop, SandraJaneQuilts.
Here is the other side of all three.

  The insides:

The pink/orange and aqua ones were from 2.5" squares from my stash and scraps. They're all quilted with diagonal lines using my walking foot.

This plum/red/brown one is a 3 Sisters charm pack I got at The Fat Quarter Shop a few years ago. It feels good to turn it into a useable item!

The bottoms are boxed so the bags stand up nicely. 

They hold a LOT! I made a little video that I uploaded onto my Etsy site listing so you can see just how much. The top is 9.5". The pattern is an old one from Moda Bakeshop, no longer available, and I couldn't find anything online, so I just went off the one I'd made several years ago for myself, and my own bag-making know-how to recreate these.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern: from Moda Bakeshop
Size:  9.5" across the top x 6" x 4" bottom
Fabric: scraps and a 3 Sisters charm pack by Moda
Batting: scraps of Hobbs cotton
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced and quilted on my Bernina with pink Exquisite, turquoise Coats and Clark, and brown Madeira, all 100% polyester. 

TGIFF at Chrisknits


  1. Cute and useful - perfect combination! Mini charm packs make great zipper pouches. I hope they sell well for you!

  2. Oh I have some mini charms that would be perfect for these! Off I go to seek the pattern!

  3. Thanks for the idea. I have a bunch of charm squares, that I needed ideas for. I sr a squirrel coming!

  4. A wonderful bunch of bags and more scraps used up a win/win project!

  5. Those are nice little bags - and the video really shows how much they hold.

  6. Sometimes just whipping up these fun little pouches is just fun. Love the colors, and how much it will hold!

  7. Nice and so colorful. I hope they sell fast.

  8. It has been such a long time since I visited you! Glad I stopped by today. The bags are so wonderful. I love the inside prints too.


  9. Hoping someone snaps these cute bags up right away, Sandra!