Cosmetic Bag Pattern

Hello!  I’m Sarah from Cozy Nest Design.  I am really happy to have been invited to share this cosmetic bag pattern with you. I love quick and easy projects like this – especially ones that help diminish my ridiculous mountain of stash fabric!  This cosmetic bag can be customized using prepared or your own homemade bias tape and has plenty of room for all your treasures.  I think it would make a great gift too!

Petals Cosmetic Bag Pattern

Finished size 9x6x1″

Cosmetic Bag Pattern


  • (1) 9″ zipper
  • 40 inches of 1/2″ prepared double fold bias tape (for instructions on how to make your own bias tape, go here)
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Cosmetic bag pattern


  1. Download pattern template.
  2. Cut 4  @ 10×6 1/2″  from main fabric (2 for exterior and 2 for lining)
  3. Cut 2 from accent fabric using pattern piece
  4. Cut 2 from accent fabric using pattern piece – reversed (flip pattern over and trace)
  5. Cut 2  @ 10×6 1/2″ from medium-weight interfacing

For detailed, printable instructions,  click here.

Cosmetic Bag Pattern Diagram

I hope you have fun with this project. There is a matching purse and tote pattern available on Craftsy.  I would love to see your creations!   Post them to my Facebook wall or just drop in and say “hello”.  Happy sewing!

You can find Sarah at Cozy Nest Design, Craftsy, and Facebook.

DIY Book Holder

Hi Craft Snobs! I’m Emily from I’m super excited to be here today with a super simple DIY Book Holder Tutorial. Its fast, easy and super useful with my kids. My little one wakes up super early in the morning, so we are encouraging him to just read books instead of waking the rest of us up! {good luck with that right? ha!} So… I came up with this for his bed.

DIY Book Holder

Cute right? It can be made any size, but I made mine for some mini-Thomas the Train books. Lets get started!

Use your largest book as a guide for cutting the width. Leave about an inch on each side of your book for a seam allowance.

DIY Book Holder 6

The length should be long… you can use the entire length of the fabric (42 inch or 44 inch is good)

Lets start folding and pinning. Place a book one inch from the top of the long strip on the right side. Fold the fabric up and over the book to create the pocket. Pin on the left and right of the book.

Move the book, or use another one to continue creating pockets

DIY Book Holder 7

You can see how I pinned the sides as I went.

DIY Book Holder 3

To sew it all together, set your machine to zig-zag and go down each side from top to bottom, then bottom to top. Be sure to catch all the layers and fold of fabric to hold it all together.

To finish up and give it a way to hang, cut four small strips of fabric.

DIY Book Holder 5

Fold the strips in half then in half again the long way and zig-zag down each one. Attach two to the top corners of the book holder.

DIY Book Holder 2

Use the ties to attach to the back of a chair or the side of a bed, or hang from two hooks on the wall. Fill with your favorite goodies and enjoy the fun!

DIY Book Holder 1b

A big thanks to Sara for having me here today. I’d love for you to stop by my blog sometime. I host a weekly link party {often with a giveaway!} that opens Monday evening… its called Tasteful Tuesdays and would love to have you join.  Most of the projects on my blog are related to sewing for my boys… I recently made them each a pair of jeans!! {my first!} I hope to see you around my space soon, if you are coming over from Craft Snob, make sure to leave me a comment and let me know!

Emily blogs at Naptime Creations. You can find her on Bloglovin’, G+, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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Hexagon Pattern Pouch

Hello everyone! This is Becky from Patchwork Posse here to share a Bite Sized Sewing project. I blog about lots of easy sewing projects, and I’m the home of the 52 Quilt Block Pick Up and the Yearly Round Robin.

Today we are going to talk about Hexagons . I’ve for some reason picked up an obsession with it…and I love it! I am kind of a puzzly girl and love shapes and different ways to use them.

This pouch is perfect for little girls to stuff with their lipgloss, candy, play house with, or whatever! You can use a few squares from your favorite charm pack to mix and match for a custom pouch. To keep it super simple, I used ribbon for the strap, but you can sew up your own if you’d like to better co-ordinate.

Let’s talk about how to make a Mini Hexagon Pattern Pouch.

Hexagon Pattern Pouch


  • 4– 5″ X 5″ for outside and lining
  • 2– 2 1/2″ X 11″ bag sides
  • Ribbon for strap 20″ long


Print off the 5″ Hexagon template on Card Stock or heavy paper and cut one out.

Hexagon Pattern Pouch 2

Feel free to adjust the length of the strap….some might want it smaller for a more clutch style or longer for a messenger or sling bag style. You could also add a decorative stitch across the top edge or opening to cute-sy it up a bit. Be sure to check out all of my Hexagon projects {I do them often}

Printable Hexagon Templates and Projects

Becky blogs at Patchwork Posse. You can find her on Pinterest and Facebook.

Fall Pom Pom Garland

Fall Pom Pom Garland

I’m over at A Glimpse Inside today sharing how to make my fall pom pom garland. I love it!

Fall Pom Pom Garland 2


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