Today I'd like to show you a make-up bag I made using WhoopsieDaisy Designs at my sewing class near Horam. I go every Monday morning and we have so much fun. Sharon Gammon is such a good teacher.
The top of the bag (the pink bit) uses a material called faux leather, which I bought from Debbie Shore on the Crafters' Companion website. It comes in various colours and I must admit I love using it. I plan on using it to make some handbags soon, so watch this space. The bottom part and the lining are made from Tilda fat quarters.
The faux leather is really soft and feels just like leather. It is also very easy to sew with as the back is just like normal fabric. It can be ironed (but only on the wrong side) and treated just like ordinary cotton.
The bag has a zip and Sharon shows how easy it is to insert a zip into a bag. The pleat in the bag, both inside and outside, allows you to put much more into the bag than you would think as it expands.
I really enjoyed sewing this bag and I have already made a couple more, one of which my eldest grand-daughter 'snaffled' for her make-up!
This one I made for my friend Sue and I think she was pleased with it; she certainly said she was!
Thank you for looking.