Friday, September 21, 2012

Small Bag or Cosmetic Bag, and Winners Announced

You will not believe what I have been up to!! 

I have been working on so many quilts here lately, I decided to take a brake.  So, for the past 2 days I have been making little Hand Bags.  Or some could call them Cosmetic Bags.  Whatever, you want to put in these little things, it will work.

I started by making my pattern and cutting out an appliqué flower, stem and a leaf.

Next, I picked out what kind of fabric I wanted for the outside to put my appliquéd flower on.  Chose my fabric for the lining (I chose white silk for this one) and cut it all out including the batting.

Then I arranged my flower, stem and leaf to where I wanted it to be on the bag and appliquéd it on by machine using the monofilament thread so not to be seen.

Here is where I did any quilting to the bags.  I quilted a flower on the back of this one but on the front I just quilted around the flower.  Next was to start sewing it all together.  Remembering to have right sides together,  I sewed the two sides first, then the bottom.  I then repeated this step with the inside lining.  So far, no problem, this was going fast.  

Using a 7 inch zipper, matching the fabric, I sewed it onto the bag.  Then tacked it into the inside.  Again using monofilliment thread so not to be seen.


I painted a thin line in the flower to show off the petals.    My bag was now completed.   Total size is: 9 1/2" X 5 1/2" X 1 1/2" deep

This was so easy, I made lots more,  some with applique, some without.  Here is a picture of a few of them.   It was a great way to use some of my larger pieces of scrap fabric up and WOW, won’t they make great gifts??

OK, Now for what everyone has been waiting for.............

I had 218 comments (or entries) to my giveaway, sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.  Again, I am going to have 2 winners, each will choose two 1/2 yard cuts of fabric (their choice) at Fat Quarter Shop.  So let me go over to and see who they are..........

First is number:    196  -   Michele

Second is number:   30  -  Tink's Mom

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH.   I will be e-mailing you verifying your winnings and giving you full instructions.


       hands clapping       YEAH!!!

So, Till next time....


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Britt-Inger said...

Your cosmetic bags are so lovely. And yes it is a good way to use bigger scraps. And so fun to sew too.
Thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

Mara said...

What cute little bags, they will make wonderful gifts, getting ready for Christmas already are we?

Joyce Carter said...

These are the cutest bags,Jane. They actually look very elegant.I think they will be very welcomed as a gift. I know I would be happy if I had one.

evelyn said...

Congrats to the winners. Lovely little bags.

Barb said...

Your bags are so cute.....congrats to the winners!

tink's mom said...

Great little bags. Great job.

Unknown said...

Your bags are very cute and too beautiful Small Cosmetic Bag