After having to look at my hubby’s shabby, old toiletry bag for one too many trips away, I felt it was time to make him a new one and surprisingly, he agreed! I discussed this need with a very close colleague of mine, and she pointed out that there seemed to be a gap in the market for men’s toiletry bags and so I figured, why not design my own pattern as well!
There were several trial and errors to get it just right, with size, functionality and ease of use being of the utmost importance to my critic (aka my hubby). However, that glorious day came when I finally got it ‘right’. The Hang About Toiletry Bag was finalised!
It was around this time that the same lovely colleague suggested that perhaps we collaborate together, with her doing a women’s toiletry bag. “Heck, why not?” I thought! And while we’re at it, lets throw in one more darling colleague who had the most perfect pattern idea to make it a fantastic trio – the Total Toiletry Trio.
Check out these awesome ones from Susie at Twirl Girl Boutique!
Stacey from All Sewn Up by Stacey also made two!
Here’s Yvonne’s one from Handcrafted by Yvonne!
Check out these awesome ones by Kristy from Rock Baby Scissors!
Tara from Pink Elefant Creations made a beautiful Alice in Wonderland-themed one!
How awesome is this space-themed on by Robyn from Sewing the Seasons!
Melisa from Melisa Jane made this fun one for her dad!
Here is Lynne’s one from Bags by Lynwam!
Kristina from Harley B went for a denim and pink one!
Here is Danielle’s one from Paisley Avenue!
This is the one Laura from Stitches by Laura made!
Here is Maria’s one from Mia Creations!
This is Aimee’s one from The Little Bird Designs (stuffed full to the brim!)!
Finally, here are some of the others I have made!
Happy toiletry bag sewing! Lisa x