Get your bathroom organized this season with this free pattern for a DIY makeup brush roll. You can use it to organize your makeup brushes, kid’s pens or anything else that will fit in the slots. Use your favorite quilting cotton and trim it with a pretty matching bias tape edge.
DIY Makeup Brush Roll
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DIY Makeup Brush Roll – Sizes
This DIY makeup brush roll comes in 2 sizes – Compare the height of the clutch with the length of your pens or brushes. All my daughter’s felt-tipped pens fit in the smaller size A, but I found my makeup brushes were all assorted sizes and better fit in the larger size B.
- SIZE A – H 8 x W 14 inches (20.3×35.5cm) – fits pens/brushes up to 7 inches (17.7cm)
- SIZE B – H 9 7/8 x W 17 ¼ inches (25×43.7 cm) – fits pens/brushes up to 8 7/8 inches (22.5cm)
DIY Makeup BruSh Roll – Supplies
FABRIC – Light to medium weight cotton quilting fabric.
- VIEW A – 2 Fat quarters of fabric (22”x18”) or 1/2 yard (0.45m) of 44 inch (112cm) wide fabric
- VIEW B – 2 Fat quarters of fabric (22”x18”) plus an additional scrap of 4 x 12 inches (10 x 30.5cm) or 1/2 yard (0.45m) of 44 inch (112cm) wide fabric
- Lightweight fusible interfacing such as Pellon SF101
- And low loft fusible fleece interfacing such as Pellon 987F. (If you can’t get fusible fleece you could substitute heavy regular interfacing.)
VELCRO – 3/4 inch (2cm) wide Velcro – 3 inches (7.6cm)
BIAS – 1 1/2 yards (1.35m) of double fold bias tape (Read how to make your own bias tape)
DIY Makeup Brush Roll – Pattern
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Instructions – DIY Makeup Brush Roll
Step 1 – Cutting
I made this colorful makeup roll from 2 ½ inch (6.3cm) strips. Stitch your strips together with a 1/4 inch (6mm) seam allowance until you have enough to cut out the main outside piece.
Alternately make it easier and faster for yourself and make the outside main piece from a single piece of fabric like my green sample.
Step 2 – Fuse Fleece
On the WRONG side of the OUTSIDE, fuse the fusible fleece according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 3 – Pockets
Fold the POCKET along the marked fold line with WRONG sides and notches together. Press along the fold.
Put the POCKET FLAP pieces with RIGHT sides together and stitch around the sides and bottom with a 3/8 inch (1cm) seam. Leave the top open.
Clip the curves and turn the POCKET FLAP to the RIGHT side. Press.
Topstitch around the seam.
Place the POCKET on the RIGHT side of the INSIDE BODY matching the raw edges and baste it in place.
Baste the top of the POCKET FLAP on the INSIDE BODY in the position marked on your pattern piece. (Note that it is slightly off-center.)
Step 4 – Attach Flap
With RIGHT sides together, and notches matching, stitch the FLAP to the INSIDE BODY with a 3/8 inch (1cm) seam allowance.
Press open the FLAP with the seam facing towards the top of the flap.
Topstitch catching in the seam allowance underneath.
Step 5 – Thin Interfacing
On the WRONG side of the INSIDE BODY, press the thin interfacing.
Step 6 – Pocket Sections
Stitch the pocket sections to fit your intended items. I started at the center and stitched 1 inch (2.5cm) sections.
Keep in mind that the bias will cover 1/2 inch (12mm) of the outer edge.
Step 7 – Velcro
Stitch one side of your Velcro on the right side of the FLAP in the position marked on your pattern piece.
Stitch the other side of the Velcro on the OUTSIDE in the position marked on the pattern piece.
Step 8 – Join Front and Back
Put the OUTSIDE and INSIDE with WRONG sides together and baste around the edge.
Step 9 – Bias Tape
Open up the wider edge of the double-sided bias. Pin it with RIGHT sides together and raw edges matching along the end of the INSIDE.
Stitch along the crease ½ inch (12mm) from the edge.
Trim the seam to 3/8 inch (1cm) and fold it over the edge to the RIGHT side. Pin.
The seam should be encased in the bias and the edge should just cover the previous stitching.
Stitch along the bias edge on the RIGHT side of the OUTSIDE.
This will catch in the bias underneath.
Open up the wide side of the bias and fold the end over by ½ inch (12mm). Start pinning it around the edge of the sides and flap of the make-up roll. Put some small snips in the bias to make it curve around the flap. (Don’t cut over the first crease.)
When you get to the end fold over the end again by ½ inch (12mm).
Trim the seam to 3/8 inch (1cm) and fold the bias over to the OUTSIDE. Pin and then stitch it in place.
DIY Makeup Brush Roll – In Conclusion
Fold it up and you are all ready to add your brushes or pens! I hope you enjoyed this DIY makeup brush roll tutorial.
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