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I'm a lover of all things crafty and creative. My favorite is sewing but I also love mixed media projects and coming up with new project ideas. I learned to sew when I was 15 and have been creating ...

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Quilted Make-Up Bag

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Quilted Make-Up Bag
Quilted Make-Up Bag
Quilted Make-Up Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • beginning sewing
  • zipper experience helpful but not necessary

Pattern Description:

Quilted Bags are becoming more an more popular and so I was inspired to learn how to make my own and now I want to share the "How To"!

If you have never quilted, this is a great way to get your feet wet!

In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a simple quilt pattern, insert a zipper, and make a boxed corner.

This pattern can be easily adapted to be bigger or smaller and the quilting technique can be applied to other small projects like a tote bag or a duffle bag.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished bag is 6.5" wide at the bottom, 3.5" tall with a 8" wide opening at the top.


  • 1/4 yard of cotton fabric
  • 1/4 yard of light weight to med. weight fusible interfacing
  • 2"x4" of light weight interfacing
  • 9" zipper
  • Cotton Thread
  • Tailor's Chalk or Disappearing Marking Pen
  • Quilter's ruler or other straight edge longer than 10"
  • Scissors or Rotary Cutter
  • Pins
  • Zipper Foot
  • Walking Foot (optional)
  • Iron