This cute little cosmetics bag has got a nickname. This is the ‘I’m happy to take a bribe bag‘. Why? All will be revealed. I don’t want to put you off by telling you right away what you need to do to get this bag pattern (evil laugh…).
My own make up bag was in need of some attention. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, hardly ever and a quick look inside my bag reveals congealed mascara, eye-shadow colors that haven’t changed since the early 90′s and some supermarket brand lip sticks. I do have a couple of nice mineral foundation powders that I love and do wonders for my skin, but the rest needed to be sorted out and updated. It seemed the perfect time to throw out the old cosmetics bag and make myself a nice smart new one. So here is the Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern.
The one I designed and made is just a little bigger than the bag I already had, so that it can accommodate all the new make up goodies I am going to buy myself, as well as a few travel sized bottles of shampoo and shower gel I can slip in when I go on vacation.
The bag is simple, uses very little fabric (about 2/3rds of a fat quarter), has no fussy inside pockets (although you can add your own if you like), and takes me well less than 30 minutes to print the pattern, cut out and sew. But quick and simple doesn’t mean it’s not awesome! It’s the sort of bag that is versatile enough to be used for lots of applications, not just cosmetics and toiletries. Keep all your pens and pencils in order, use it for a small first aid kit for the car, keep it in your desk at work for a few headache pills and other personal supplies.
Make some for yourself, for gifts or to sell.
Now my husband wants one too for his shaving supplies and toiletries. I’m not sure I have the right fabric in my stash for him, but maybe something plain and manly!
Skill level – beginner. If you’ve never sewn a bag before, this one is perfect for you!
- Outer fabric – 14 x 18 inches.
- Lining fabric – the same
- 9 inch zipper
- Interfacing/fleece of your choice
Included in the PDF download:
- Simple to print pattern
- Basic instructions, fabric layout
- Full video tutorial to show you how to sew the bag
So now you want it. I knew you would. I usually love to give away free patterns, but today I am holding this one hostage – you have to bribe me to get it! All is now becoming clear. My evil plan to dominate the world is revealed. Or at least to dominate Facebook.
I just want you to LIKE me…it’s so nice to be liked. Hop on over to the So Sew Easy Facebook page and under the cover on the right hand side, click the tab/button that says Free Bag Pattern. If you already ‘like’ the page, you’ll see the download details right away. If you don’t, you’ll need to ‘like’ before I’ll reveal my secret download link! (You can also get straight to the download page here, may not work on phones.)
That’s all. It’s not much to ask. I’d really like to be more active on the page this year and get a lot more interaction from you all. I know you sew – but I want to see what you sew. I’d love to see what you all make from the pattern too. Please like and share, and let’s get social!
This year, there will be more ‘Win on Wednesday’ contests for Facebook followers. They are only open for 48 hours, so make sure you have the So Sew Easy page marked to show up in your news feed and then you’ll know when a contest is posted. Finding out in the weekly newsletter on Sunday is too late
To get So Sew Easy updates in your news feed, hover your mouse over the Liked button, and the little menu comes up with Get Notifications. Click to get the check mark and you are done. Thank you.
I hope you like the pattern and thank you for your ‘Like’. Drop into the page any time and ask a question, share a project you are working on or just chat with the other sewers. See you there.
Note – you can use this pattern to make bags to sell without restriction, no credit needed. But please don’t share the download link publicly or you will defeat my evil plan for world domination. Thanks.
Need help downloading the pattern, getting a blank screen, or not sure what to do? Take a look at this post all about How to Download and Print a PDF Sewing Pattern which has a video showing this bag as an example.
Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy