A make-up bag

I needed a make-up bag. I had a free morning. I decided to treat myself to making one from scraps in my studio. My free morning stretched into the afternoon, but I got it done in one day.

It started with a favorite scrap of ribbon from my scrapbooking stash. I wanted to use it somewhere I would get daily pleasure from it. So, I planned for it to be the zipper pull. The cloth came from various sources – the blue was a lovely length of taffeta from the thrift store, the pink was the tiniest of scraps from a bolero that came with a prom dress I wore to my first ball. The brown was an old jumper, and the only thing I could find in my stash that was brown!
The lining was actually part of the skirt of an antique wedding dress (well, 70’s, near as I could date it). I loved how all the fancy fabrics made the bag feel sturdy and rich. I appliquรฉd the squares on the lid after I interfaced the back of them. They still got a little stretched out, but I liked the casual look.To help the bag keeps its shape, I interfaced the walls, and made an insert with cardboard for the bottom.

I love when a little something inspires me (the ribbon) and I’m able to carry out my idea with whatever I have on hand. My ‘designer’ bag cost me not a single penny!

7 responses to “A make-up bag”

  1. MEAJASO Avatar

    Sorry! lol, I would have been lost, also…except I had just read the previous post's comments, and knew who the unknown "ugly one" was. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Trina Avatar

    alright, alright – the inside jokes are getting rather complicated aren't they? I think all would be clear if we go down and read the previous post's comments, Laney.

    Thanks for the comments on the bag – I love it, too, and it brings me such delight every time I enter the bathroom now. It's sitting there saying, "Hello! Ain't I pretty?" ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. laney Avatar

    How adorable !! You're so crafty ๐Ÿ™‚

    Olivia….I feel I'm being left out of the loop…..eh hem! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. MEAJASO Avatar

    And, I forget to address the point of the entry…

    The bag is totally awesome, Trina! I have been looking at make-up bags, and this so beats anything I've seen!!! Wonderful job! ::thumbs up::

  5. MEAJASO Avatar

    LOL! Oh my word! I am too tired, so here I sit laughing my head off at Olivia's charming comment. Please hold the wedding until I return. Don't rush things. Make sure you get to know him better, you know there is more to think about than just looks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I miss you liv love!

  6. Olivia Joy Avatar
    Olivia Joy

    Words can't describe my, my, my, well, words can't describe it.
    I may be ugly but I admire beautiful things. Perhaps it could be a wedding present for us, we do enjoy beautiful things.

  7. Abbey Avatar

    I love it!!!! I can't say that enough! It's so beautiful! And what a creative way to use up scraps of material! So creative! I enjoyed reading that post and seeing the pix!

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