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Blue Calla — The Lavender Cosmetic Tote


The Lavender cosmetic tote comes in 2 sizes. It has a top carry handle and a flap closure with zippers on both sides as well as a magnetic snap fastener. You can use laminated cotton instead of quilting cotton to make a waterproof lining for a cosmetic bag. You could also make the large size with laminated cotton on both the lining and the exterior and swap your foam interfacing for insul-brite to make a lunch bag. The possibilities are endless!


Exterior fabric:

3/4 yard quilt weight cotton/laminated cotton

Lining fabric:

3/4 yard quilt weight cotton/laminated cotton


4 yards Fusible woven interfacing (20” wide)
23” piece of Foam interfacing (20” wide)
8” W x 13” H piece of Fusible fleece
10” W x 4.75” H Peltex sew-in interfacing
7” W x 12” H Stiff Stuff sew-in interfacing


Notions and supplies:

(1) 18mm magnetic snap


(2) 9” zippers (#3 dress zippers)
Piping 42” L



(2) 8” zippers (#3 dress zippers)
Piping 38” L
Fabri-tac fabric glue or similar
Fray check



Small: 9.25” W x 6” H x 5” D

Large: 10.25” W x 8” H x 5” D

SEWING EXPERIENCE: This bag is suitable for an intermediate sewist . It will take about 4-6 hours to complete your first tote.

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