As I travel a lot to visit my boyfriend, my parents or grandparents, I needed a cosmetic bag for all the necessary things I usually take along. And here it is:
The bag consists of 12 squares made by a technique of Japanese folded patchwork called Atarashii. A big advantage of this method is that if you finish the square, it's complete and you don't need to line it. It's not too difficult to make it, but it needs a bit of patience.
Each finished square consists of a square and a circle. First you need to make a template, which should look like this:
Size of the inner square will be size of the finished square, you can make it in desired measurements. Make one paper template for square and as many circle templates as number of blocks that will be done.
Cut one square from inner fabric and batting (without seam allowances!) and one circle from outer fabric with 0.5" seam allowance for each block. Pin the circle paper template in the center of each fabric circle, stitch the seam allowance, tighten the thread and iron.