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.
Toiletry Pouch : Cute and big enough to hold all you need when traveling.
Envelope Style : Quick & stylish, this has no zipper and closes with a strip of velcro. Embellished with a decorative button.
Boxy : Nice and big, box shaped, and colorful and quirky without being obnoxious.
Zippered Wristlet : This one’s perfect for carrying around a few cosmetics.
With Carrying Strap : Style is similar to a shoe bag, top fabric strap for easy carrying. Zipped closure.
Potholder : A cute little project made from a potholder, it’s easy!
Upcycled Placemat : Simple sewing and a bit of pom-pom trim.
Pyramid Purse (pdf) : This cute little purse is easy to sew and only takes a few scraps of fabric.
Goofy : These can be whipped up in any size you like, has a zipped closure.
Fabric Toiletries : Zipped closure and large enough to carry lotions and other necessities. Lined with cotton or oilcloth if you prefer.
Felt Daisy Project : Zipped with a cute flower fob on zipper head, made in felt and front is appliqued with daisies and hearts.
Rosy Wedge : Fully lined and wedge shaped, has a gusseted bottom and zips closed. Instructions via pdf download.
Handy : (crochet) Ideal to hold cosmetics, craft tools and even loose change.
Laminated Doily : A thrifted doily is covered with iron-on vinyl and transformed into a sweet little carrier.
Quilted : Bucket bag tote style, super cute!
Origami : Has a drawstring closure at the top and outer pockets to hold small items.
Carrier : Another similiar idea, ties closed with fabric straps.
Case : Laminated fabric is used on the inside so it can be wiped clean easily.