Here are a few reasons why I wanted to make the Quinn Wrap.
- It’s a free pattern! Yip!
- I had some leftover linen blend from my Pietra Pants that I was itching to use
- I honestly needed something new to store my makeup in (it was previously in a janky zipper pouch the airlines give you that has socks etc in)
- The pattern has been designed and released by Mel from melt.stitches who is a relative new-comer to sewing, and I wanted to show my support
The wrap is simply constructed, with a zippered pocket and space to store your brushes. I love the flap to cover up the brushes too.
The fabric I used for the lining was originally from a dress (it was just a little bit too short to wear). I love the contrast between the pink, green, highly patterned print of the cotton, and the matte texture of the linen.
I strayed from the instructions in a few places, and one of those was the zipper installation. The zipper I wanted to use was way too long for this project, so I had to cut it down anyway, but I really like adding a little bit of fabric at the ends of the zipper. I do this not only to reinforce the ends, but I find sewing the side seams is a bit easier if you arent going through the zipper teeth. I have affectionately named these bits of fabric, “Zipper Tails”.
Once it’s all wrapped up, it makes for a very sweet little parcel. It’s a very quick sew; can easily be made from scraps; is beginner-friendly (some experience needed), and would make an amazing Christmas present or stocking stuffer.
- Pattern brand/name/number: Quinn Wrap by melt.stitches (available via Google Drive, link in Mel’s Insta profile)
- Style, size: One size
- Outer: Lyocell/Linen blend leftover from my Pietra Pants
- Lining: Cotton from my stash
- Notions: Heavyweight fusible interfacing (for the main body [A] and facing [B]), medium weight fusible interfacing (for pocket [F and G] and brush lining [D]), dress zipper cut to size, matching thread
- Cut the brush cover (E) and brush lining (D) from the linen blend as I didn’t have enough lining fabric
- Used heavyweight fusible interfacing for the main body (A) and the facing (B), instead of using several layers of thinner fusing
- Topstitched around the edges of the brush cover (E)
- Used medium weight fusible interfacing on the pocket pieces F and G, and also the brush lining (D) to add a bit of stability
- Added zipper tails to both ends of the zipper
- Topstitched along the folded edge of the brush holder (C)
- Topstitched seams on either side of the pocket (joining to the facing and the brush lining) away from the pocket
- Once the bag was turned out, I topstitched around the perimeter
I adore this pattern and I’m sure you will too!