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Melbourne, Australia

Since picking up a needle and thread at the age of three, Nicole Mallalieu has been a passionate designer and maker of all things "textile". She graduated (in 1989) from the Royal Melbourne Institute ...

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Makeup Purse

from You Sew Girl
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Makeup Purse
Makeup Purse
Makeup Purse

Pattern Description:

These make-up purses make great gifts from scraps of your beautiful fabrics. You will learn how to make perfect purse zip ends (not bunched into a seam!). Four sizes included.

Twelve page instruction book with colour photos.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12cm x 16cm (4 3/4"x 6 1/4")
  • 13cm x 17cm (5 3/8"x6 3/4")
  • 13cm x 19cm (5 3/8"x7 1/2")
  • 13cm x 21cm (5 3/8"x8 1/4")


  • 20cm (11in) x110cm (44in) fabric for outer purse
  • 20cm (11in) x 110cm (44in) fabric for lining
  • 20cm (11in) fusible woven interfacing
  • 20cm (11in) fusible fleece/wadding (optional but recommended)
  • Matching threads
  • Tailor's awl
  • Fabric marker
  • 15cm/6'', 18cm/7'' or 20cm/8'' zips

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