Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Quick And Easy Crafts: DIY Makeup Brush Bag Tutorial


Quick and Easy Crafts: DIY Makeup Bag Tutorial

I don't know if you've had this problem but my make up brushes never fit in my make up bag. I bought a bag with a pouch to put them in but my MAC brushes always hang out. This is a nightmare when travelling as I can't zip my bag up! I decided to make my own make up brush bag to keep my brushes clean and organised.


Quick and Easy Crafts: DIY Makeup Bag Tutorial

What you'll need: fabric, scissors, pins, stuffing, ribbon and a needle and thread or sewing machine



First of all I grabbed some fabric. For the main body of the bag I chose the black floral piece as I thought it was pretty but you can choose whatever you like.


I then laid out the fabric and placed my brushes on top. I measured where my highest brush went to and cut out the shape I wanted. I then left some extra room on the side so that I can add more brushes in the future.


Diy makeup brush bag tutorial

Following this, I turned my fabric over and placed the cut out on top. I cut around this and pinned the two pieces of fabric together. Make sure the good sides of the fabric are on the inside. I then stitched the fabric together but left a gap on the left hand side. This is important so you can do the next stage!



Using the gap, I turned the fabric the correct way round. I then decided to put some stuffing inside the bag to bulk it up. I didn't stitch the hole up as I will use it again later.


Diy makeup brush bag tutorial

After this I grabbed my second fabric. I chose a pink polka dot pattern. I laid out the pink fabric and measured where I wanted it. I cut this out and pinned it along the sides of the bag leaving the top side open. 


Diy makeup brush bag tutorial

I then stitched this up and placed my brushes inside the pouch. I roughly marked the spaces for my brushes and sewed vertical lines down the fabric to create the different sections.


Diy makeup brush bag tutorial

Finally, I grabbed some ribbon and sewed it into the gap that I left. Make sure the ribbon is long enough to wrap around the bag so you are able to tie it.


Diy makeup brush bag tutorial

I hope you enjoyed this as I certainly did! Let me know if you have any craft ideas or would like to see any more tutorials.



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11 comments:

  1. This is a fab idea,Thank you for sharing it. x

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    1. I do this once a year for charity, when ever I buy for myself I add 3/4 yards. To the total . then give the completed product, to a studio for the seriously mentally ill.

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    2. That's such a good idea! I'll have to have a look into doing something like that.

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    3. That's such a good idea! I'll have to have a look into doing something like that.

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    1. Thank you! It was actually quite easy to make x

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  3. So cute! I really want to start designing and sewing again now I've seen this! xxx

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  4. Do it! If you make anything let us know, I'd love to see some of your sewing!

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  5. So cute and cool! I did textiles back in high school and loved it. Makes me want to get out my sewing machine again xo
    Jess
    http://justjessicalee.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you! You should! I find it really relaxing x

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