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I began sewing as a child - my mother did tailoring and alterations. In 2004, I began designing, making, and selling purses at arts festivals - I named my business Ms. Elaineous. In 2009, I opened ...

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Cosmetic Bag with Brush Roll

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Cosmetic Bag with Brush Roll
Cosmetic Bag with Brush Roll
Cosmetic Bag with Brush Roll
Cosmetic Bag with Brush Roll
Cosmetic Bag with Brush Roll

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew a straight line!
  • Insert an exposed zipper
  • Make and sew 1/2" double fold bias tape

Pattern Description:

This PDF pattern is for a zippered cosmetic bag with an attached brush roll. It's made using Heat n Bond Iron On Vinyl (very easy to use!). The outside is quilted with straight rows of stitching; the brush roll is sewn together using 1/2" binding/bias tape (that you'll make). You can use Velcro rather than twist locks. You can purchase the twist locks online at Purse Supply Depot.

This ZIP file also includes How to make and sew 1/2" Double Fold Binding/Bias Tape, How to Insert Twist Locks, How to Insert a Zipper, and How to Make a Zipper Template.

This project is a bit advanced, so you want to be comfortable sewing. There are a lot of little steps, so I provided a project overview to make it easier to follow.

I've made a lot of these and have taught this as a class twice; as a class, it took about five hours to complete....but sometimes the talking takes over the sewing, so it may not take as long. When you are making the bias/binding tape, take your time. I encourage you to make a sample and save it on the page provided. Every one of these made in class were beautiful and well-made!

Would you like to make and sell these? Please let me know! I have a lot of people interested!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6" x 11 1/2"


  • fabric, iron-on vinyl, twist lock, batting, fusible fleece, wax paper, walking foot.

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