Quilted Cosmetic Case / Ditty Bag »
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Cute, Retro / Vintage, Whimsical
Cotton, quilt stash
What was your inspiration?
To make Christmas gifts for family and friends. My personal goal was to use up my quilting fabric stash and use all my 'stuff' like ribbon, zippers and thread.
What are you most proud of?
I was able to practice my free motion quiliting; stippling and design. Also, I was so jazzed that I doctored up plain white and black ribbon with fancy stitches that are programed in my machine...I was even impressed. I had a blast. My next design is to practice my crazy quilt skill and turn it into a bag.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I broke several needles when I stitched the bag closed over folds. So I now I switched to a jean needle and that seemed to work. Also, I used binding to give my inside seams a finished look. I am pleased. <