Makeup bags are ideal to give as gifts and they’re quite handy for stashing more than just cosmetics. I took my time selecting this collection of free tutorials, making sure there’s a nice mix of everything: Some simple, some zipped, some large, some small.
There are a couple crochet patterns but the bulk of them are sewing projects. For a treat I also included a few brush rolls at the bottom, these are terrific organizers–especially when traveling.
Note: As always here on Tipnut, I only include crafts that are totally free with no strings attached (no memberships, no logins or emails to submit, etc.). If you come across something that requires a signup, please let me know in the comments area below so I can remove it. Things change so fast on the internet! Lots here, have fun!
Cosmetic Bag / Pouch Projects
Toiletry Pouch: Cute and big enough to hold all you need when traveling.
Makeup Roll/Case: Create a roll-up cosmetics stash w/three interior pockets. The pockets and interior lining are constructed with vinyl so contents can be seen at a glance and spills are easily wiped away. Sample used KAM snaps.
20-Minute: Rounded flap w/ snap closure…great project for beginners!
Boxy: Nice and big, box shaped, and colorful and quirky without being obnoxious.
Oilcloth: 11″x18″ oilcloth, 9″ zipper, thread and a sewing machine. That’s it!
Two Compartments: This tutorial is by video, she shows you how to cut your pieces and assemble.
Potholder: A cute little project made from a potholder, it’s easy!
Crochet/Tapestry Technique: Combines a crochet fabric with a technique to assemble the toiletry bag, which we usually see in the field of sewing. This way of assembling will give us a three-dimensional cube-shaped product.
Round Makeup Case: Another unique project that’s quilted, this one is shaped like a circular tube.
Goofy: These can be whipped up in any size you like, great project for using up pretty bits of fabric scraps.
Fabric Toiletries: Large enough to carry lotions and other necessities. Lined with cotton or oilcloth if you prefer.
Vinyl Makeup Pouch: Now these I like! I can see how useful they would be for traveling.
Rosy Wedge: Fully lined and wedge shaped, has a gusseted bottom. Instructions via pdf download.
Laminated Doily: A thrifted doily is covered with iron-on vinyl and transformed into a sweet little carrier.
The Stash ‘n Go: This opens up flat and that a quick pull of the paracord pulls it all up into a drawstring bag. Shows how to create the template for the size you want.
Makeup Brush Organizers
Carrier: Another similar idea, ties closed with fabric straps.
Case: Laminated fabric is used on the inside so it can be wiped clean easily.