30+ Makeup Bags & Rolls To Make: {Free Tutorials}

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Makeup bags are ideal to give as gifts and they’re quite handy for more than just cosmetics. I took my time selecting these free patterns and tutorials, making sure there’s a nice mix of everything: Some simple, some zipped, some larger, some small. There are a few crocheted and knitted but the bulk of them are sewn. For a treat I also included a few brush rolls at the bottom.

sew4home.com

sew4home.com

Pretty Pleated: Features a pretty pleat design and only needs a bit of fabric for the outer part, lined with a luscious charmeuse satin.

Toiletry Pouch: Cute and big enough to hold all you need when traveling.

craftastical.com

craftastical.com

flossieteacakes.blogspot.ca

flossieteacakes.blogspot.ca

Lined & Zippered: Finished size measures 7.5″ x 5″.

Envelope Style: Quick & stylish, this has no zipper and closes with a strip of velcro. Embellished with a decorative button.

uptherainbowcreek.blogspot.ca

uptherainbowcreek.blogspot.ca

threebears.wordpress.com

threebears.wordpress.com

Little Boxy Pouch: This little cutie is 4.5 inches long, 3 inches high and 2 inches deep, just right for a lipstick and a compact.

Boxy: Nice and big, box shaped, and colorful and quirky without being obnoxious.

hiccupps-stuff.blogspot.ca

hiccupps-stuff.blogspot.ca

craftster.org

craftster.org

Straight Sided Triangular: Smart looking and has sides that are straight up and down rather than angling in toward the bottom.

Zippered Wristlet: This one’s perfect for carrying around a few cosmetics.

splityarn.com

splityarn.com

straw.com

straw.com

Felted Clutch with Tassels: Knitting. This design has a nice vintage feel to it. Snap closure. Love the hot pink!

With Carrying Strap: Style is similar to a shoe bag, top fabric strap for easy carrying. Zipped closure.

chezlin.com

chezlin.com

londonmummy.typepad.com

londonmummy.typepad.com

With Central Zipper: This is just like a pencil case and has a central zipper and lining.

Potholder: A cute little project made from a potholder, it’s easy!

obsessivelystitching.blogspot.ca

obsessivelystitching.blogspot.ca

terrisnotebook.wordpress.com

terrisnotebook.wordpress.com

Simple: Features a twist: fusible vinyl lines the inside for easy cleaning.

Upcycled Placemat: Simple sewing and a bit of pom-pom trim.

verypurpleperson.com

verypurpleperson.com

noodle-head.com

noodle-head.com

Scrappy: Zipped and made with fabric scraps, lined with cotton batting.

Pyramid Purse (pdf): This cute little purse is easy to sew and only takes a few scraps of fabric.

nicolemdesign.com.au

nicolemdesign.com.au

quiltsalott.blogspot.ca

quiltsalott.blogspot.ca

Little Purse: These finish at around 8″ wide by 4 1/2″ tall.

Goofy: These can be whipped up in any size you like, has a zipped closure.

thimbleanna.com

thimbleanna.com

needleandspatula.com

needleandspatula.com

Pleated: Zipped and has squared off bottom corners so it’s nice ‘n roomy.

Fabric Toiletries: Zipped closure and large enough to carry lotions and other necessities. Lined with cotton or oilcloth if you prefer.

momtastic.com

momtastic.com

fiskars.com

fiskars.com

For Cosmetics & Coins: Sewn with a few assorted strips of fabric and embellished with a bit of eyelet trim.

Felt Daisy Project: Zipped with a cute flower fob on zipper head, made in felt and front is appliqued with daisies and hearts.

sewmamasew.com

sewmamasew.com

kirabell.blogspot.ca

kirabell.blogspot.ca

Little Bitty: Great stashbuster! Finished size measures 4.5″ tall x 7″ wide x 1″ deep and zips closed.

Rosy Wedge: Fully lined and wedge shaped, has a gusseted bottom and zips closed. Instructions via pdf download.

basicgrey.com

basicgrey.com

modabakeshop.com

modabakeshop.com

Strippy Charm: Strips of assorted prints are used for the body, zips closed at top and has a strap for carrying.

Handy: (crochet) Ideal to hold cosmetics, craft tools and even loose change.

crochetme.com

crochetme.com

lieslmade.wordpress.com

lieslmade.wordpress.com

Purse: Has longer straps and is zipped, lined and instructions for three different sizes are given. Template pieces are available to download (via jpg files).

Laminated Doily: A thrifted doily is covered with iron-on vinyl and transformed into a sweet little carrier.

thehabygoddess.blogspot.com.au

thehabygoddess.blogspot.com.au

chocolatemintsinajar.com

chocolatemintsinajar.com

Rainbow Drops: (crochet) Made with sport weight yarn (one in a solid color and the other variegated), a 3mm hook, a zipper and lined with fabric (optional).

Quilted: Bucket bag tote style, super cute!

abyquilt.blogspot.ca

abyquilt.blogspot.ca

luannkessi.blogspot.ca

luannkessi.blogspot.ca

Quilted: Made with strips of assorted prints, batting, lining material and a zipper.

Origami: Has a drawstring closure at the top and outer pockets to hold small items.

jembellish.blogspot.ca

jembellish.blogspot.ca

For Brushes

scpbanks.blogspot.ca

scpbanks.blogspot.ca

With Ribbon Ties: This idea is similar to a knitting needle or crochet hook roll.

Carrier: Another similiar idea, ties closed with fabric straps.

stilldottie.blogspot.ca

stilldottie.blogspot.ca

weallsew.com

weallsew.com

Snaps Closed: This case will store your precious brushes in style while you are on the go or simply keep them organized at home.

Case: Laminated fabric is used on the inside so it can be wiped clean easily.

sew4home.com

sew4home.com

houseofearnest.com

houseofearnest.com

Scrap Wood Holder: Here’s something different and simple enough to do, uses a block of wood, stain and decorative brass ‘L’ brackets.

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Published: November 22, 2008
Updated: January 8, 2013

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6 Comments to “30+ Makeup Bags & Rolls To Make: {Free Tutorials}”
  1. pratu says:

    I JUST LUV ALL THE STUFF U HAVE.IAM GOING TO TRY MOST OF THEM.THE IDEAS ARE SO WONDERFULL I CANT RESIST MYSELFtanks again

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  3. Janice McLain says:

    Can hardly wait to make some of these for my self and as gifts

  4. Fiona Atherton says:

    These are lovely ideas – I can’t wait to have a go at some of them. :)

  5. Ellen says:

    I printed out the instructions for the envelope style makeup bag tutorial, however, there is no sizes offered and I do not know what size to make,the pattern. Does anyone know?

  6. Mary says:

    Loved your envelope style bag, BUT before I begin, you give measurements of
    10″ widening to 12″ on the bottom for the bag body, and then 10″ wide for the envelope top, but no measurement for the height of bag body or the envelope top. Thanks for the great projects!


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