Sunday, 9 February 2014

Boxy make-up bag and slim pencil case

I've been at it again, I didn't think I had enough of them so made myself a couple more zipper pouches! Actually I keep making the same thing to practice and try and perfect the skills that I am learning.


I made myself the cutest slim pencil case and also a boxy make-up pouch, both of which I will be making lots of use of.


I don't think the pictures do them justice, the colours of both the fabrics are so gorgeous!

This is the boxy pouch. Overall I'm pleased with how it turned out but I didn't plan the position of the deer head properly and it could do with being a bit higher up. Thankfully you can still see it.


How gorgeous is this fabric! I just love it. As per usual my photos aren't the best, I really need to learn how to take better photos and  sort out a better set up for taking them, a decent camera would also help

This boxy make-up pouch is really easy to do and if zippers scare you then this is a good option. I used the following tutorial by Style Novice which I found on good old You Tube. It really is a brilliant tutorial and so simple to do.


Here's the link to my first ever zipper pouch I made which was actually my first sewing project! There are links to some great tutorials for making pouches too, Zipper pouch.


I know it's kind of boring to keep making the same things but practice is important and I feel its paying off as my zip was much better this time. Oh and I just love this pencil case, a simple design but I think it looks really cute. I love the little charm I attached to the zip which says handmade with love, I bought a bag of these for a couple of quid.

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50 comments:

  1. Very cute! Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner....just stopping by to check out your blog too!
    Linda
    www.nightowlcorner.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog too. It's great meeting fellow bloggers :)

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  2. Cute idea for a pencil case! Stopping by from SITS. Have a great week!

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  3. That is great! I don't currently have a sewing machine even, but someday I want to learn how to sew and do some projects like this :)

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    1. I really recommend getting one. I'm still learning but love it!

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  4. I think this is so cute! I love the fabric of the blue one with the spots! The dog on it is adorable <3 I agree with you, practice makes perfect and we cannot master everything the first time we try it! Visiting from SITS Comment Love Tribe.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kelly! :)

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  5. You're getting so good at these.

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    1. Thanks Anne, I keep on practicing ;)

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  6. Cute projects! I don't think it's boring to do the same project over and over again because there are so many fun patterns you can use, so each one can be different and fun! :)

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    1. Very true, you can;t have too many cute pouches ;)

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  7. Love the deer print fabric! I want to start sewing again and have been toying with the idea of getting a new sewing machine. It's so therapeutic and you can create one of kind pieces. Visiting from SITS.

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    1. It's cute isn't it. I find it therapeutic apart from when it goes wrong and I get frustrated ;)

      I recommend getting one again!

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  8. Thanks for this! The make up bag looks super cute and surprisingly simple to make

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    1. It's really simple to do and you great results, I'm so happy with how they both turned out but I love the bigger pouch.

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  9. This is the cutest thing!! In the past year or so I've really been discovering my youngest daughter's art/crafty side. So this is really great. I hope I can try this with her. Stopping by from #SITSblogging

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    1. Oh do, great projects to do! I like you tube to teach you how to do things, really helpful.

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  10. I think they are adorable. I can think of a bunch of uses for these and if someone would ever nap, I bet I could get one done. :)

    Coming by from the SITS Comment Love tribe!

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    1. Ah thank you. Not having children does mean I can indulge myself with my hobbies ;)

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  11. I am always in the market for a new little makeup bag, I run through them like no one's business! The size you made is perfect for travel or a weekend away. I think it would be nice to make a few, and sort my makeup by pallet color so it would be easy to trap whichever one I needed to complement my wardrobe on any given weekend getaway.

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    1. It is a great size, I want to do some more in different sizes.Great idea to have an assortment of colours ;)

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  12. I sew too and I'm bad with zippers. You've given me something to think about here...I like the idea of making these. They're useful and I get to practice a zipper.

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  13. Those are pretty cute, great work :) I'm not crafty so I think it is cool when others can make cool things and have them look like what they actually meant them to look like.
    #SITSBlogging

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    1. Thanks Julie. It's very satisfying when they turn out right. I think wow, I made that!

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  14. Simply adorable! I actually love your philosophy of practice makes perfect. It means your customer is getting the very best from you. Nice. Visiting from #SITSBlogging

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    1. Thanks Karen! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. These are really cute! I am new to sewing and will be back to check some more of your posts out!

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    1. Thanks Jocelyn! It will be nice to see you back here again. I love sewing and there is so much great stuff on the web to help you learn!

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  16. Cute, cute, cute! What great gifts they would make. Keep practicing and you will have a load of them by Christmas!! Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas #SITSBlogging

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    1. Ah thank you. Yes this year I hope to make more pressies for people!

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  17. Your pouches came out adorable. I love the dear head with the glasses. So cute! #SITSblogging

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    1. Thanks, the fabrics cute isn't it!

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  18. Cute idea. Visiting from #SITSBlogging :)

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  19. Stopping by to show some love from SITS girls #lovetribe

    Great crafting x

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  20. I love it! I need to get my sewing machine out! :) Sharing the #SITSBlogging love.

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    1. Ah thank you! Yes get sewing! :)

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  21. I don't sew enough, but this cute pouch made me feel like I need to. Thanks for sharing. #SitsBlogging

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    1. Thank you, pleased to have inspired you to get sewing!

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  22. I love easy sewing projects. They are what I am best at, actually! :-) The easy stuff doesn't bore me, ever, because fabrics and patterns are such fun... (I'm late on my commenting - my daughter has been sick at home and everything has been dicey!) #sitsblogging

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    1. I have to say I pick mainly easy stuff to sew but once I feel more confident I've got some harder projects lined up ;)

      Hope your daughter is ok now.

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  23. I have not a sewing gene in my body, but a lovely idea. #sitsblogging

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  24. Super cute! I wish I had the guts to instal zippers lol.

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    2. Thanks, you should give it go! This project is great if you hate zippers!

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