Arts & Crafts Magazine

DIY Makeup Bag in 12 Steps

By Alison_wood @midnight_eden

DIY Makeup Bag in 12 StepsKeeping a make-up bag is indispensable if you keep changing bags.  If you don’t have one, you will most likely leave one item in your bag yesterday or the day before that.  In addition to that, no make-up bag means that it is difficult to find your make-up as it might be scattered inside your bag.

Buying a make-up bag is an easy option.  But if you want to incorporate your style into your bag, you might want to try making one for yourself.

Here are the steps:

1.       Create a pattern by folding a standard letter size computer paper (8 ½ X 11).  Fold the paper in half and cut it.  The 8 ½” side of your first half should be marked with the words “fold line” in the center.  Mark it with “makeup bag pattern”.  Use the other half of the paper as lining pattern.  Make sure that you label this one with “lining”.

2.       Prepare fabrics with different patterns and colors.  Make sure though that these fabrics match each other.

3.       Cut a piece of fabric for your fold line.  Make sure that your fabric fits the dimensions of your pattern.  I usually place the pattern on top of the fabric and then trace the pattern onto the fabric using pen or paper.  This ensures than I have the exact measurement.  Cut.   Cut another piece for your lining.

4.   Cut another narrow piece of fabric.  It should be 3 inches by 12 inches.  Fold and iron about ¼ inches from each long side.

5.       Pin the fabric from step 4 into the fabric from step 3.  Place the step 4 fabric in the middle.  Just make sure that the pretty sides of the fabrics are showing. ***pretty side means the side where patterns are clearly shown

6.       Attach one lining piece to one short end of your bag.  Use pins to do this.  Use a presser foot to make straight stitch easier.  Do the same technique on the opposite end of the bag.

7.       Fold your bag in half.  Make sure that the pretty sides of the bag are facing each other.  Pin the bags to hold them together but leave a 4 inch gap.  The gap will help you easily turn the bag and pull out the fabric.

8.       Sew the sides except for the opening.  Clip or cut the seams if needed.  Just clean your stitches.

9.       Pull out the fabric to reveal the pretty side of the bag.  Slip and push back the lining.

10.    Apply top stitch around the top of your makeup bag.

11.   Sew a Velcro in the opening of your bag.  This is a zipper replacement.

12.   Personalize the bag.  You can add buttons, bows, or anything else to bring out your personality.

Voila!  Your makeup bag is finished and ready to use.  You can now put your makeup inside and start enjoying your bag.  Now, your makeup sits in one place.

Start sewing your bag now.  Good luck.  I hope that your bag turns out well.

Marcy Gray likes sharing her tips and tricks, and opinion through writing. In addition, she likes to write about various topics such as frigidaire dehumidifier 70 pint and frigidaire fad504tdd.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Tresemme Botanique Detox and Restore Shampoo | Review

    Tresemme Botanique Detox Restore Shampoo Review

    Tresemme BotaniqueLuckily, I haven't faced many issues with hair and I didn't bother much for a good hair care routine. 😄 My hair care routine was only oiling... Read more

    9 hours, 33 minutes ago by   Niharika Verma
  • Refrain


    It's always nice to experience something out of the ordinary in St Helens, and on this occasion it was quite extraordinary as I took to the streets to view a... Read more

    10 hours, 9 minutes ago by   Mike Lindley
  • Republique, the Pub & Terrace Lounge…!

    Republique, Terrace Lounge…!

    How many of you have that one favourite restaurant that you always visit because you know that nothing can go wrong with your food you are happy while... Read more

    11 hours, 17 minutes ago by   Anithanayak
  • Ragin' Ripple Sale Happening Now! Plus Steak, Doublestone and the New Thin...

    Ragin' Ripple Sale Happening Now! Plus Steak, Doublestone Thin Lizzy Tribute with Mothership!

    Time for a huge, ragin' Ripple sale!Let's clear some space in the warehouse for some new, killer releases comin' down the line.While supplies last: $5 CD's and... Read more

    11 hours, 18 minutes ago by   Ripplemusic
  • Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race 2017 – Day Two Review

    Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race 2017 Review

    Berghaus Dragon's Back Race 2017 - Day Two Review Start - Hafod y Llan Campsite Finish- Vanner Farm Campsite Distance covered - 58km Height climbed - 3,600m... Read more

    12 hours, 8 minutes ago by   Abichal
  • And Now for Something Completely Different

    Something Completely Different

    A Black Vulture (and a road-kill groundhog.) As I was driving to the grocery store on Monday, I saw a flock of these birds, maybe twenty, at the roadside and wa... Read more

    12 hours, 48 minutes ago by   Vickilane
  • Creamy Chive & Cheddar Dressing

    Creamy Chive Cheddar Dressing

    We have a bank holiday coming up next weekend and the good news is we are actually expecting some pretty decent weather with it! Salad weather! Yay! I love, LOV... Read more

    13 hours, 22 minutes ago by   Mariealicerayner