I couldn't make up mine right away because I had to wait for my closures to arrive from overseas but I was so keen to give this bag a try. I just love it when people send in photos of things they've made with my patterns, and especially this one where it was such a big change from the original.
This is my version – what do you think? Knowing how long her tutorial was, I had set aside a whole afternoon, but in fact, it went together very quickly. The tutorial was just long because she had been so very thorough and included great photos and instructions for every step. None of it is difficult or takes much time. Make much more sense to add on this extra section to the cosmetics bag, than carry round a second bag or brush roll. I'm loving it. I made a video as I went along, and this is my first time sewing the bag so I kept my fingers crossed the whole time, but there's nothing to worry about – it's a fun sew.
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I used the original instructions for the size of the pockets for my brushes and it was perfect. If you have more thin brushes, or a thicker one for powder, you could easily adapt it to make the right sized pockets for your brushes.
I'll go back to the original article and add in the link for the video there too. If you've not sewn the Easy Cosmetics Bag yet, give it a try! We've seen so many great results shared by readers on the Facebook page, and now with this new and expanded version you have a new reason why you should sew up another one.
Know someone who needs one of these? Would make a great handmade gift idea or teacher gift, something for a niece, neighbour, girlfriend. Of course, assuming you sew it and can still then give it away. Too much of what I sew never makes it to the recipient – (evil grin). I've a feeling the person I had in mind for this bag will be getting chocolate for Christmas instead.