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Beauty Case

This vintage-inspired case is equally suited to use as a toiletry bag, a travel-bag for craft projects or simply a fun handbag.

Pockets line the lid and walls of a spacious interior, so you have plenty of places to organize, store and carry whatever you choose.

Clear instructions, diagrams and photos you will teach how to create the unique bag structure and give you lots of tips and techniques for finer finishing.

More details

(not suitable for beginners)

Bag size:  26.5cm x 16.5cm x 15cm high
10 ½" x 6 ½" x 6" high


Quilting weight cotton fabric (quantities below)
45cm/18" Fabric #1 (outer fabric)
60cm/24" Fabric #2 (lining and strap)
1m/39" Vilene S320* interfacing
45cm/18" H640 fusible wadding
61cm/24" zip
2 x 25mm/1'' O-rings
1 x Zipper pull (optional)
Matching threads

18mm (3/4 ") bias tape maker (or 120cm /47"ready-made bias tape)

Tailors awl
Quilt Basting Spray
Fusible webbing or tape  (Eg. Vliesofix, WonderUnder, Heat ‘n Bond, Applifix or hemming tape)

* Vilene S320 (a high-quality fusible interfacing) is the ideal interfacing for this project.  If all else fails, you can use any medium-heavy weight non-woven fusible interfacing, but the results may not be as smooth and light.