Bag making Bloomington fabric Sewing Project

Kiss & Makeup Hanging Travel Bag Pattern

Here’s to dreaming about future travel plans! Meet Kiss & Makeup–May’s $5 pattern. It’s a hanging travel bag perfect for toting your favorite knick knacks near and far.

Kiss & Makeup Hanging Travel Bag by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Learn the tips and tricks of sewing with laminated cottons or coated prints.

This is my first bag pattern. The idea came about when Moda added a few coated prints to the Bloomington collection. At the time, I also found myself in need of a new travel bag. Kismet.

When I started designing the bag, I had a hard time tracking down the right hook hanger hardware I had envisioned. Long story short, I ended up having my own manufactured and have them available in my shop now.

closed s-hook hanger. Perfect hardware for a hanging bag project

This was my first time using coated prints (aka laminated cottons). Read about my top tips and tricks sewing with laminates. Coated prints are wonderful for bag-making since they’re durable and easy to clean. These Bloomington coated prints have a matte finish and are excellent quality. I’ll admit, I was intimidated using them at first since I’d never worked with laminates of any kind. I did a lot of experimenting and ended up loving the quality. If you’d like to use coated prints for your bag–I’ve shared all the good information right in the pattern. I’ll also be sharing tips + tricks on the blog this month. Of course, you can use anything you’d like to make this bag–cotton, canvas, coated prints–or a mix!

The Kiss & Makeup Hanging Travel Bag pattern is 10 pages, full color, with lots of photographs and diagrams. I’m excited to have a pretty new travel bag, and this makes a great gift as well. And good news–Bloomington fabric is arriving in shops now! Check in with your favorite local or online shop for the coated prints or regular yardage. 

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