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Pretty By Hand

PDF Only - Amy's Pretty Pockets

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Finished Sizes:
Small - 4” (h) x 6” (w)
Medium - 5-1/2” (h) x 8” (w)
Large - 7” (h) x 10” (w)

Some 25 years ago (wait, what? seriously? that can’t possibly be right! and yet, it is ...) when I started working at a Laura Ashley shop, it was at the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. And like most stores, Laura Ashley shelves were stocked with specialty holiday items designed for easy and affordable gift-giving. One of my favourite such gifts was a set of 3 cosmetic cases made in coordinating fabrics and tied with a ribbon.

I‘ve given and owned many of these sets and have been meaning to make them all these years because they’re the perfect combination of pretty and practical. Now I have my new favourite quick gift to make for daughters, sisters, moms, friends, teachers, hostesses ... ... ... ME!

Consider adding a layer of clear plastic to the lining if yours are going to see some heavy-duty makeup use.

And as with anything handmade, finishing details are the icing on the cake and can be whatever you want them to be. I’ve shown a few simple ideas here, but you can satisfy your inner muse with patchwork, applique, and embroidery to name a few more ideas.