the one with a diy makeup roll

the one with a diy makeup roll

When I went to Chicago about 6 weeks ago I picked up a new makeup bag at Forever 21 (which isn’t on their website) and decided I also wanted a new brush roll. I could have very easily went to etsy, but I just decided I wanted to make one. So that’s what I did . . .

makeup roll

I found Kate’s tutorial and decided to follow that because just grabbing a placemat at Target seemed easier than choosing a fabric. I did not put the straps in because I just don’t need them. This is basically to organize my brushes, eyelines, and tubes that I use every day so I don’t have to dig for them every morning.

Step 1: once your place mat is ironed out and flat fold the bottom half up about 3-4 inches – however tall you want the pockets to be – and sew the ends together. I used a zig zag – because I forgot to check the setting if I’m being honest, but I do notice that this seem is a little stronger hold for whatever reason (I’m a rookie at sewing so there probably is a reason I just don’t know it) so it worked out best for the ends.

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Step 2: Measure each pocket for whatever size you would like. I used my brushes as a template to see how big each one needed to be. Once I had enough for all my brushes I made about 2 more in each size and then left a large spot open at the end for tubes.

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Step 3 : Sew straight line for each pocket – I chose not to go the whole way up, out of laziness, but I did go the whole way down.

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Step 4: fill and enjoy! BOOM!

I love it, it works perfectly for what I need it to do, rolls easily, and the grey makes it easy to clean.

What makeup organizational tools do you use?

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6 comments

    • rkstark86@gmail.com says:

      I was the same way about a year ago and then I decided I wanted to learn and I loved it so much I asked for a sewing machine for Christmas! I can’t stop now!

  1. Chantel says:

    Oh this is so cute! I just love the fabric you used! I’d love to make one of these for myself in the future.
    Thanks for linking up with Jack of All Trades!

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