I love a good boxy pouch for all of my cosmetic or office supply storage needs, and I love that when you make your own you can customize it in any way. This particular pouch was a birthday gift for one of our creative team members, Cami. Most of the tutorials that I have seen leave you with raw seams on the inside, though, which isn’t my favorite finish. For this tutorial, I will show you how I finished off the inside seams in a more satisfying way. Supplies You Will Need:
-1/2 yard outer fabric
-1/2 yard lining fabric
-Ribbon, twill tape, or another trim for decorative loops
-Optional: Bias tape for finishing inside seams
If you want to add a little loop on the end of the bag, this is where you will put it in. I put one on each end out of some fun twill tape.
Now we will cover these raw edges with bias tape. Start with the long side that goes across. You will need to unpick a couple of stitches on each end, just until the seam pops up and you can put the bias tape all the way on. Sew it on just like last time.
Repeat on the other side. This is the part where I realized that the inside of the bag would make a really cool outside, am I right? Next time, I think I will try it that way. Or, you could have a reversible bag if you got the right kind of zipper. That would be so fun!
And that’s it! Stand back and admire your handiwork.This bag ends up pretty decently sized, so you could fit plenty of whatever you want in it. I think it’s the perfect size for a travel cosmetics bag. Big enough for all your stuff, but not so huge you can’t fit it in your luggage. It would also hold a sack lunch, art supplies, kids’ toys, pool/beach accessories, you name it! Sew a few for you and a few for your friends, since these come together quick and don’t take much fabric.