Finished making this makeup bag for a friend yesterday. She chose the paisley fabric and I picked the lining fabric. The pattern is the Variated Clutch Purse by Gary Fletcher. Gary has just started up a website which you can find HERE.
The pattern has a magnetic button as a closure but I added a zip to this one to make the contents more secure.
Another thing I added that wasn't in the pattern is fleece or batting, whichever you call it. The fabric I used was very thin and wouldn't have worked with just interfacing.
The nice thing about this pattern is that it comes in three sizes and a variation of pockets and straps.
I made the medium size.
This style of zipper is my favourite because it can be used for practically any bag style and is very easy to make.
I just recently found these zipper tabs and have been wanting to use them. They are really easy to install. You just fold under your zip ends and press the metal zipper tabs over the zip, the tabs have three metal teeth to hold onto the zip. I told my friend to see if they stayed on and if not to return the makeup bag and I'd sew some fabric tabs on.
Again the pattern has one pocket on the outside but I added two. I think you can just make them out in this next photo.
I saved my favourite photo for last. The inside of the bag. I absolutely adore this colour. I find it so fresh looking and calming.
Happy sewing to all of you.
~ Maria ~