Makeup Travel Bag With Applique and hand quilting, with two inside pockets to bring your face creams and makeup well organized on your next trip.
When you love to make patchwork, you can make a cute bag to keep everything you need to bring on your next trip, and today I’m sharing the easy steps to make a quilted bag that opens flat, and with two interior pockets to bring everything well organized.
Makeup Travel Bag Tutorial
An easy step by step tutorial to make a cute makeup travel bag to keep everything you need well organized on your next trip.
1. Cut Your Fabrics
To make the makeup travel bag, you will need:
- 2 pieces of cotton solid fabric of 10 x – inches
- 1 pieces of thin batten fabric of 10 x – inches
- Cotton fabric, assorted colors and patterns
- 2 pieces of nylon net of
- 1 zipper
- 2 bias tape of 10 inches
- 2 small buttons
- 1 Snap button
- 1 Bias tape
- Embroidery floss
2. How To Layer A Quilting Sandwich
Lay on your work table one piece of fabric, pretty side up, lay over this piece the makeup bag pattern and trace it with a pencil for fabrics, this piece will be the top for the quilting sandwich.
Lay on your work table one piece of cotton fabric, pretty side down, lay over it the batten fabric, and on top the two layers of fabric, lay the second piece of cotton fabric, pretty side up, pinch some safety pins to hold the three layers of fabric together, while you work on the applique pieces and the quilting.
3. How To Do The Applique
You can download here the free pattern for the Makeup Travel Bag.
Print out the free pattern and with the help of a pair of scissors for paper, cut out all the paper templates.
Trace each paper template on a fabric on the pretty side, cut each piece with the help of a pair of scissors for fabric, adding 1/4 inch for the seam.
Arrange all the applique pieces on the quilting sandwich, pinch a pin on each fabric piece, or make one or two running stitches to hold each piece on its place.
Do the hand applique of each fabric piece by using the needle turn method.
When all the hand applique is done, you can do the embroidery:
- Stem stitching – leaves and petal lines
- Daisy Stitch – round flower center
4. How To Do The Hand Quilting
Mark a line on the middle of the makeup bag, and do a hand quilting, then you can do the hand quilting on the makeup bag.
When the hand quilting is all done, you can do a basting stitching all around the mark you did for the makeup travel bag.
5. How To Do The Two Inside Pockets
Sew on the zipper to one piece of the nylon pieces, and sew on a bias tape on the other side of the zipper. Lay this piece on one side of the makeup travel bag on the inside, 1/4 inch from the center, pinch a few pins.
Sew on a bias tape on the second nylon net piece, lay this piece on the other side of the inside of the bag, 1/2 inch from the center. Pinch a few pins to hold this piece on its place.
Sew on these two pieces to the quilted piece, run on your sewing machine over the basting stitches you made at the end of step 2.
Trim the piece, leave a 1/4 inch for the seam allowance.
6. How To Sew On The Bias Tape On The Makeup Travel Bag
Take the two pieces of fabric of 2 x 2 inches, pretty sides together, trace the stitching line, and sew on your sewing machine, trim the fabric, leave 1/4 inch for the seam allowance, make some cuts with a pair of scissors and turn out the piece, press the seam, fold the piece in the middle and finger press the middle point, you can make a small mark with a pencil.
Lay the quilted piece on your work table, and fold it in the middle, mark the middle point on one side, place the piece you made, match the center points and pin the piece on the quilted piece.
Sew on the bias tape all around the quilted piece on the pretty side.
Roll out the bias tape to the inside of the bag, and fold the bias tape to close on the inside of the bag, stitch on to close the bias tape, this step can be done by hand or on your sewing machine.
7. How To Finish The Makeup Travel Bag
Do a Herringbone stitching on the bias tape on the pretty side.
Sew on two buttons on the inside to keep closed the inside pocket with no zipper, and stitch on two thread loops.
Sew on a snap button to close the makeup bag.
The Makeup Travel Bag is finished and it looks amazing!
I’m sure when you see how easy it is to make it, you’ll be making more than one!
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