Beauty, DIY

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.

photo 5 (3)

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.

photo 1

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.

photo 3

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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  • Reply Jamie

    I love this! I cannot sew….at all. So I usually just call my sister and tell her what I need. I will have to refer her here. lol

    August 19, 2014 at 10:34 am
    • Reply

      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!

      August 20, 2014 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Chantel

    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!

    August 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm
    • Reply

      thank you!

      August 22, 2014 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Anna @ The Beauty Section

    This is so cute! Could definitely come in handy for traveling too! Great job! Found you through The Peony Project! đŸ™‚

    August 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm
    • Reply

      definitely! thanks for stopping by!

      August 22, 2014 at 9:44 am

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