12 Makes of Christmas! Easy Clean Makeup Bag FREE PATTERN!

I am so excited to bring you our first 12 Makes of Christmas series! The idea is to give you 12 fast, fun gift ideas that you can make in time for this holiday season.

We are kicking it off with an Easy Clean Make Up Bag that comes with free instructions! You’ll learn how to easily install a zipper, lining and gusset to make fabulous gifts for all your friends and family.

I used Cotton + Steel fabric from my exterior. This fabric is super cute and super durable and we have it in lots of different prints.

On the inside I chose regular quilting cotton, but lined it with Heat ‘N Bond Fusible Vinyl to make it easy to wipe clean if any of my makeup products spill inside. This is a great way to make any fabric waterproof and cleanable.

Here’s what you need to make this project:

Easy Clean Make Up Bag
Crafting Time: 60-90 minutes, less time if you make more than one and if you construct them in assembly line fashion.

9”x20” piece of canvas for your outer fabric (I used Dottie’s Friend Pink Canvas Fabric by Cotton+Steel https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/dotties-friend-pink-canvas-fabric-by-cottonsteel-yardage/

9”x20” piece of quilting cotton for your lining fabric (I used Cotton + Steel Basics – XOXO Natural Unbleached Cotton White Pigment 5001-14 https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/fabric/cotton-steel/cotton-steel-basics/

9”x20” piece of Heat ‘N Bond Fusible Vinyl: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/heat-n-bond-iron-on-vinyl-gloss-interfacing/

1 zipper that is at least 9” (I used the By Annie’s Handbag Zipper 24-inch in Wild Plum https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/handbag-zipper-24-inch-wild-plum/

: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-category/notions/thread/

Zipper Foot

Flat Flower Pins: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/flat-flower-pins-pink-2/


Ironing Board: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product/cutting-mat-quilters-cut-n-press-i-teal-11in-x-11in/

Sewing Machine

Frixion Gel Pens: https://shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com/product-tag/frixion/


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    • Reply Nancy Aichele

      Thank you for a very informative & easy to understand tutorial. I’ve watched you before and I so enjoy the fact that you don’t rush, you speak clearly & I can follow your instructions. I am definitely going to make the make-up bag & then make another for my Toiletries. Thank you & Merry Christmas, 2018.

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