Fish like cosmetic bag
I made a small cosmetic bag from 10 squares - very easy to do, but sew you need to sew it partilly by hand, so not everyone decides to do it. I did.
Such cosmetic bag, beautifully quilted, I got last year from Joasia from quiltarefasognare.blogspot.com in memory of an exhibition in Italy, where I had the opportunity to show my hexagons.
The base of my cosmetic bag is a green - blue batik, which I like very much. I was doing it far from home, so the only matching thread for hand quilted I had, wasn't perfec t in the color. What's more it proved that the waxed hand-sewn thread are really very handy - the ordinary thread (Madeira Decora) pulled out the small parts of cotton batting.
I only had a very light zipper, which was to be sewed in such way that it would be visible inside the bag. I didn't like it and I knew that the new owner would not like it as well. So I cover it with batik stripes. It came out pretty good.
Side squares are cut diagonally to form triangles with sewing margins. Squares are firstly sewed in rows (rows go diagonally). After adding batting and the lining, I sewed marked sides of the squares by hand . And than hand-sewed the zipper inside the bag.
Ps. The initial idea of this cosmetic bag was a meshwork, but without the meshwork scheme it turned out to be too difficult. But I will return to the meshwork, this time armed with the press bars: