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

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

sew4home.com
Pretty Pleated Bag: 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
weallsew.com
Laminated Drawstring: Love this design! It opens flat so all the contents are easy to find.

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.

pellonprojects.com
flossieteacakes.blogspot.com
Lined & Zippered: Finished size measures 7.5″ x 5″.

20-Minute: Rounded flap w/ snap closure…great project for beginners!

hellocreativefamily.com
threebears.wordpress.com
Little Cosmetic 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.com
craftster.org
Straight Sided Triangular: Smart looking and has sides that are straight up and down rather than angling in toward the bottom.

Oilcloth: 11″x18″ oilcloth, 9″ zipper, thread and a sewing machine. That’s it!

liagriffith.com
sewway.com
Lined: There’s no pattern to download but she gives very good direction (w/photos) to help you draft your own.

Two Compartments: This tutorial is by video, she shows you how to cut your pieces and assemble.

sewmodernbags.com
londonmummy.typepad.com
With Central Opening: 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.com
terrisnotebook.com
Simple: Features a twist: fusible vinyl covers the inside for easy cleaning.

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.

creativaatelier.com
noodle-head.com
Scrappy: Zipped and made with fabric scraps, lined w/cotton batting.

Round Makeup Case: Another unique project that’s quilted, this one is shaped like a circular tube.

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

Goofy: These can be whipped up in any size you like, great project for using up pretty bits of fabric scraps.

thimbleanna.com
needleandspatula.com
Pleated: This design has squared off bottom corners so it’s nice ‘n roomy.

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

momtastic.com
sewverycrafty.com
Curve Top: Has a pdf to download, made with a fat quarter, Pellon 808 interfacing, fusible fleece and a 9″ zipper.

Vinyl Makeup Pouch: Now these I like! I can see how useful they would be for traveling.

haberdasheryfun.com
kirabell.blogspot.com
Little Bitty: Great stashbuster! Finished size measures 4.5″ tall x 7″ wide x 1″ deep. Easy project – but the zipper on a slight curve could be a challenge.

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

basicgrey.com
patchworkposse.com
Clear w/Top Trim: Here’s another terrific project for traveling, this is made with tablecloth vinyl and a pretty cotton print of your choosing. Love ’em!

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

thehabygoddess.blogspot.com
chocolatemintsinajar.com
Rainbow Drops: (crochet) Made with sport weight yarn (one in a solid color and the other variegated), a 3mm hook and lined w/material (optional).

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.

fabricandflowers.co.uk
luannkessi.blogspot.com
Quilted: Made w/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.com

Makeup Brush Organizers

threadsmagazine.com
Brush Case: At the bottom of the tutorial is a “View Pdf” button, click that to get the pattern. Great for organizing brushes, lipsticks, mascara, etc.

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

stilldottie.blogspot.com
weallsew.com
Snaps Closed: This 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
earnesthomeco.com
Scrap Wood Holder: Here’s something different and simple enough to do, uses a block of wood, stain and decorative brass ‘L’ brackets.

Oilcloth Roll: Another easy project using a piece of oilcloth 11.5″ x 22″ and some elastic.

liagriffith.com

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Comments

    • pratu
    Reply

    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

    • Debra
    Reply

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    Thanks for all the tips and good ideas…as always.

    **From Tipnut: Thanks very much for the heads up Debra, I checked that site and it has been hacked so I’ve removed all listings that referenced it. I appreciate that you took the time to let me know, thank you 🙂

    • Janice McLain
    Reply

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

    • Fiona Atherton
    Reply

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

    • Ellen
    Reply

    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?

    • Mary
    Reply

    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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