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Sewing A Cosmetic Bag

Cosmetic bag filled with all my stuff

In my mad dash to get out the door, I always leave something behind.

When I am going out of town this becomes a problem. All to often, I forget my toothbrush or toothpaste. When I saw an email on an upcoming class from Bernina in Las Cruces for a Cosmetic Bag, I had to make it. I asked Michelle, (my sewing partner in crime from Big Mama Quilts) and my Mom if they would take the class too. My mom said yes.

pile of things to pack including my handmade cosmetic bag

I love Vera Bradley bags. This bag looks just like one of her bags (but dare I say better). The class was on two consecutive Saturdays at Bernina in Las Cruces. It has been more then 15 years since I have taken a sewing class. My teacher was always my Mom. This means I have never had to relocate to sew. I have always sewn out of the comfort of my home. I was exited and a bit nervous.

Making the cosmetic bag

In my stash, I had a wonderful yard of Prince Charming fabric from Tula Pink. I instantly knew that it would look spectacular. The other two fabrics I bought the day of the class. There, I found fabrics that matched completely. Complementing my crazy frog fabric without competing for attention.

Working on this project in a classroom stetting was a lot of fun. The instructor turned this complex pattern by Annie into something simple. The Bernina store in Las Cruces is full of energy. As soon as I walked into it, I can’t help but smile. It was a great experience, plus I have this wonderful bag to use.

Thank you mom for coming with me and making a cosmetic bag with me. Let’s do it again! To see other bags I have made with by Annie patterns click here.

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