Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Supporting UK Crafters: Handmade Makeup Bags

Recently, I decided to buy a makeup bag as a present for a friend.  There are hundreds and hundreds of styles and colours available on the market, at a variety of prices, but my favourites were undoubtedly the ones I found on Folksy.  Folksy is the UK version of the popular purveyor of handcrafted products, Etsy; prices are in pounds, and as the sellers are all in the UK, the goods are decidedly more local.  Not only do you get a unique makeup bag at a good price, you're also supporting independent crafters directly. Here are a few gorgeous, individual, and affordable makeup bags for your viewing pleasure.

Spring Flowers makeup bag with tulip applique, in yellow cotton; £8.75 from DinkyDaisy, who also makes pencil cases, coin purses, and pin cushions, all with delicate, whimsically pretty appliques.

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Bright Pink Russian Doll clutch bag / makeup purse, in pink printed cotton, with metal frame; £12.50 from Girl Of The Sixties, who makes clutch bags, purses, and wristlets with interesting prints.

Rocket Lips and Raygun Driers cosmetic bag in custom-designed print cotton; £20 from SewSmitten, who make purses, travelcard holders, cards, and other crafts using custom designed prints, some of which are gorgeously retro inspired.

Handmade Japanese Mushroom Print makeup bag with wipe-clean interior, cute Japanese fabric, and mushroom applique; £18 from Claire Hurd Design, who produces embroidered and appliqued cards and bags.

Vintage Button Makeup Purse in blue cottons, with ribbon trim and vintage buttons; £13 from Natalie Farrell, who makes coin purses and makeup bags with beautifully coordinating feminine fabrics, trims, and vintage buttons.


  1. Never heard of this site. The rayguns and rockets design is very cute indeed. I may have to do some browsing...

  2. askdjaskjhdk theyre all so cute but the Russian doll one is my favourite :3


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