I found a tutorial online, and decided to spend my time on the design. This tutorial uses iron on vinyl. Vinyl lining is great for a a make-up bag and recommended for a pencil bag, but if it is not readily available you can skip it. Mine is made of cotton and quilted so it can be thrown right into the washing machine. A previous gift of a personalized notepad with an apple design was the perfect inspiration for the make-up bag/pencil holder.
|Perhaps you remember these fabrics from my Hawaiian potholders project?|
|Applique, embroidery, and echo quilting on the front,|
Quilting the back with a coordinating colored thread to adds to the uniqueness.
A small pocket inside to stash your smaller valuables.
Make one for a teacher, mother, friend, or yourself. A monogram would be beautiful as well.
|Stashed full of goodies and ready to give.|
I plan to make one with cherries for car shows,... you know.... to stash my essentials. Lipstick, compact, band-aids, sunscreen, flask *wink wink.*
|I love these cherries!|
I'm on a roll, so I better start on the next gift for teacher. School is almost out!