Sunday, July 20, 2014

My sewing adventures: make-up bags

The summer is in its prime, I love this time. Usually I do some redecoration at home and travel- we went to Turkey and Latvia. My handicraft is suffering, but the hands are itching :) I am thinking about a quilt (partially a quilt- I will show when it is complete) for our master bedroom and bead work,of course. For now, some sewing:

The gift for a relative, a warm hearted lady from Ventspils (I enjoy making/sewing gifts- as they are faster than bead work). My machine sewn  make-up bags are made according to this pattern: easy flat bottomed make-up bag free pattern. 

I used some beads, some sequins, ribbon and a button for decorating. I used a thin interfacing for both the outer and inner fabrics. The fabric was totally given to me, I mean a gift by my mum-in-law. ;D (It is pretty cool when you lay your hands on some free fabric) 

From the other side and the lining:
The front view:

The square bag tut is here: the square bag.

I would make something about the lining differently, I don't like that the sewing stitches can be seen, if you try, you will see

And here is the apron for another kind lady, from the same fabric:

 Here is some other sewing I have done:

From the other side (here I used some jeans scraps, an old unworn green shirt and its fabric belt):

Have you sewn anything during this month? Do you make something out of unworn clothes?

Some pics from my trip to Turkey- mainly flowers ;)


  1. You've certainly been busy with your sewing machine. The make up bags are so pretty and I really like the fact you've made something so different from the same fabric with the apron.
    Ali xx

    1. Thanks Ali, for your visit and a kind comment :) Yes I am sometimes thrifty about my scraps :))))

  2. Gorgeous works! Lovely details. The pink fabric is so cheerful, love it! The houses applications on the green bag are so cute! From a jeans I made a bag and a purse, if you want visit me on
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  3. Hello Ana, thanks for stopping and popping by, for the comment, I also like the fabric, though it is sort of vintage, old fashioned granny like ;) yet it is fun and of good quality. Hugs to you back from Lithuania. I will definetely visit your blog- love finding new friends in the blogosphere. :)
    PS I have been all over Europe, but my three last countries Italy, Spain and Portugal- on my list ;D

  4. It looks like you've been plenty busy. I like the little cosmetic bag. Too cute! And the pictures of your travels are lovely. What is a beadork though? I'm not familiar with that. Just wondering. :)

    1. Dearly thanks for visiting my blog ;)))) I wanted to write beadwork sorry I am going to correct ,)


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