Pattern Reviews

Front view of my Market Tote, pattern from Cozy Nest Design

My last post included my review, some helpful tips, and photos of the Market Tote Pattern from Cozy Nest Design.

Today I’d like to share 2 additional related patterns: the Pouch Trio and the Cosmetic Bag Duo.

Note: All pattern information is from Cozy Nest Design.

Seat Belt Series: Pouch Trio Sewing Pattern

$5.99 (PDF download)

This sewing pattern will take you step-by-step to create a trio of customized pouches made from seat belt webbing. If you have never worked with seat belts before, this is a great project to get you started. Seat belts are shimmery and luxurious, yet extremely durable and easy to clean and sew. The pouches are fully lined and close with a zipper. These pouches are so versatile; use them for make up, accessories, for travel or for every day. You can even dress them up by adding a clasp ring for a matching tassel or wrist strap!

Here are a couple of pouches I made to coordinate with my teal feathers, tropical teal, and minty aqua tote:

Zipped Pouches made from seat belt webbing. Pattern by Cozy Nest Design.

Once again, I found the pattern exceptionally well written. The only time I got into trouble was (after having made roughly a zillion zip pouches before) I didn’t pay close enough attention to the pattern instructions. The lining is attached just as you would normally, but the seatbelt panels that form the outside of the pouches are attached to the zipper a little differently than what you might expect. Also note the varying seam allowances. TRUST THE PATTERN!  

Seat Belt Series: Cosmetic Bag Duo Sewing Pattern

$5.99 (PDF download)

This sewing pattern will take you step-by-step to create a 2 piece set of cosmetic bags made from seat belt webbing. If you have never worked with seat belts before, this is a great project to get you started. Seat belts are shimmery and luxurious, yet durable and easy to clean and sew. The bags are fully lined and close with a zipper. The inward folding end panels allow them to open very wide letting you easily see and grab items inside. When not in use, one fits easily inside the other for storage. Great for cosmetics, computer accessories or, dress one up with a ring fob and tassel to carry as an evening bag! Instructions are included to make with or without a handle and the option to bind the zipper tape or leave it exposed.  

Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Finished sizes: (approx.)
small: 7 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/4”
large: 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 2 3/4”

I also made one of the Cosmetic Bags:

Cosmetic Bag made from seat belt webbing. Pattern from Cozy Nest Design.

Here is the Cosmetic Bag open:

Cosmetic Bag made from seat belt webbing. Pattern from Cozy Nest Design.

I found this went together pretty quickly and easily – even though I used outdoor fabric for the lining again (not recommended). The only hiccup I had was dealing with the extra bulk and thickness of all the layers when it came time to stitch the zipper to the bag.  The sturdy, water-resistant lining fabric was perfect for what I needed, but was NOT fun to stitch through in the final steps.  The hardware is optional. 🙂

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Pattern Reviews

  1. Marcia Clifford

    My daughter has a woven seat belt webbing bag that she has been using for years. It shows no wear.

    Thanks for the updates and sharing your fun, Beth Ann!

  2. Thank you for letting me share it with you, Marcia! It’s so nice to hear from you 🙂

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