You can receive a free copy of the Perfect Zip Bags Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman (a $10 value) with your order of $30 or more. Check out this post for all the details.

Makeup Bag

A new makeup bag and a fresh set of brushes make a lovely gift for a friend, sister or cousin. I have a special person in mind for this one.


Outfoxed by Lizzy House, Miscellany by Julia Rothman, Kona Cotton

Perfect Zip Bag

style A large


cotton flannel


I decided to use an invisible zipper on this. It just seemed like a more elegant choice for this type of bag.

Toy Bag

If you ask my kids to grab the “bare essentials”, they’ll stuff their pockets with Playmobil and head out the door.  Christmas morning they’ll find new toys bags with a few surprises inside.


Little Apples by Aneela Hooey

Perfect Zip Bag

style A small

I hope you’ll be inspired to use the Perfect Zip version B to create your own Bare Essentials Bag! Tell us, how else could you use this style bag to put together a great gift?