I was strolling through Pinterest yesterday and ran across a link to the cutest little cosmetics bag with pleats. It is just adorable so I followed the link and came to a video tutorial here.
The tutorial audio is in German but there are English sub-titles along with measurements in both centimeters and inches, so it was easy to follow.
Today I selected some fabrics from my scraps and made TWO of them, using different colors of zippers. All the photos below are of the version with the gold zipper. The other unit has a light green zipper.
Here is the bag in whole:
In this shot I exposed the inside of the pleats so you can see the fabric there:
And here you get a look at the lining fabric:
Isn't this neat?
The bottom corners are boxed so the bag stands up on its own.
Now I want to adjust the pattern so I can make a bigger bag, add some handles, put some pockets inside...