Sunday, August 28, 2011

2011 Tapestry & Asian Silks Cosmetic Bag Sale

Cosmetic Bags in stock are now on my Etsy Store.
Tapestry & Asian Silk Cosmetic Bags, Small Size

Surprise, surprise! I've finally finished the cosmetic bags I originally started in December last year. Back then I dug through my attic storage for some new and old Asian Silks and new Tapestry prints to make a nice inventory of cosmetic bags. I got about half-finished when I had to put all sewing on the back burner for quite a while to help Mr. Sprocket with his business (writing proposals and eventually contracts). When I had a short break from those real life responsibilities, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to cover the James Fayed murder-for-hire trial as well as keep up with all the pretrial hearings in the Stephanie Lazarus case that's due to start October 16th this year. Since I'm back to sewing on a more regular basis (at least until the Lazarus trial starts), I hope to have a few more sales up on the blog (Market Bags, Ornament/Package Toppers) within the next few weeks.


Back in the mid to late 90's, I made tapestry cosmetic bags on a regular basis. A few years later I started making them out of lighter-weight fabrics. I tried making them out of cotton but they could not hold up to the wear and tear like the tapestry and silk fabrics can. The last time I made the Asian silk cosmetic bags was almost four years ago.

X-Large (approximately 9"x7") Reg. $22.00;
On Sale for only $17.00
Large (approximately 8"x6") Reg. $18.00; On Sale for only $13.00
Small (approximately 7"x5" Reg. $15.00; On Sale for only $10.00
Coin (approximately 4"x3") Reg. $10.00; On Sale for only $5.00
Asian Squares (approximately 5"x5") On Sale for only $6.00
Asian Rectangles (approximately 2.25"x6") On Sale for only $4.00
Tassel Pull: $1.00 each
Orders over $20.00 receive FREE SHIPPING! Hurry. This Sale Ends October 31st, 2011.


These Asian silks are imported from China and are made from a blend of silk and rayon. The fabric comes on a roll and is only 30" wide. They are not the imitation, lightweight polyester fabrics you will find in chain stores like Jo Ann's. With this batch of bags, I've made four sizes. Extra-Large, Large, Small and Coin. They are lined in vinyl and have a ribbon pull on the zipper. There are also a few odd-sized bags available made out of end scraps. You can upgrade the ribbon pulls to a tassel pull for $1.00 each.

Asian Silk Calligraphy on Red
(X-Large: 3 in stock; Large: 3 in stock; Small: 6 in stock;
Coin: 3 in stock)

Asian Silk Green Bamboo
(X-Large: 1 in stock; Large: 1 in stock; Small: 2 in stock;
Coin: 1 in stock)

Asian Silk Melon Dragons
(X-Large: 3 in stock; Large: 3 in stock; Small: 2 in stock;
Coin: 3 in stock)

Asian Silk Calligraphy on Black
(Large: 3 in stock; Small: 3 in stock; Coin: 3 in stock)

Asian Silk Raspberry Dragons
(X-Large: 1 in stock; Large: 2 in stock; Small: 2 in stock)

Asian Silk Blue Chrysanthemum
(X-Large: 3 in stock; Large: 3 in stock; Small: 3 in stock;
Coin: 3 in stock)

Asian Silk Squares
(1 Calligraphy Red; 1 Calligraphy Black; 1 Chrysanthemum)

Asian Silk Rectangles
(1 Calligraphy Red; 1 Calligraphy Black; 1 Melon Dragons)


The tapestry cosmetic bags are lined in vinyl and come standard with a tassel pull. They range from heavy-weight to light weight tapestry fabrics.

Leaves on Gold
(Heavy weight, imitation doe-suede tapestry)
X-Large: 3 in stock; Large: 3 instock; Small: 3 in stock)

Butterflies on Lavender & Red
(Medium weight, woven tapestry)
(X-Large: 1 Lavender; Large: 1 Lavender, 1 Red;
Small: 1 Lavender, 1 Red)

BK Tapestry
(Lightweight polyester tapestry)
(X-Large: 2 in stock $12.00 each; Large: 2 in stock $10.00 each)
(Small: 2 in stock $8.00 each)

E-Mail me at:
sprocket.trials "AT"
With your order. Please provide an address
so I can calculate a shipping price. I can
also send you an invoice through Paypal.

I accept personal checks,
money orders and Paypal at:
customerservice "AT"
I accept credit cards through Paypal Checkout.

I have several shipping options, and I will use the least expensive
rate for your location and package weight. FedEx Ground;
USPS Parcel Post, First Class or Priority Mail.

October 31st, 2011.