My youngest daughter Alice is off to university at the weekend, and she's been asking me for ages to make her a toiletry bag to take with her. She's had some gorgeous fabric in her stash, "Salt Air" by Cosmo Cricket for Moda (yes, the pattern on the fabric is really whales tails) and she found some extra fabrics in my stash that went with this perfectly - "Painters Canvas" for Michael Miller. So, using the pattern "Toalettveske" by the Norwegian designer Elin R. Roland, I set to work. This was quilted very simply, just lots of straight rows, and in no time at all I'd make the main part of the bag, and the lining with pockets...
...the trickiest part of this bag is adding the binding to the zipper, although today I seemed to be much quicker at getting this part done - it must be all the practice I've had!! Alice chose a darker grey for the base of the bag and the binding and the ties, and a paler grey for the sides of the bag and the zipper binding...
...she chose this pale aqua fabric for the lining. This bag also has some useful pockets inside, and is fully machine washable. The loop at the end of the zipper means it can be hung up in the bathroom or shower room too, which will be very useful as her ensuite shower room will be limited for space at uni!...
...and of course, no project is complete without one of my labels added!! Alice was really pleased with this, and the next project is a matching cosmetic bag, but that's a project for tomorrow, as I'm now going to settle down for the evening with a nice glass of wine and the TV!!
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