Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hanging makeup roll

I had all of my makeup brushes in a cup.. but then my friend gave me this little medicine cabinet and the cup doesn't fit in there :( So I wanted to make something that I could keep  out when I was home, but I could easily take it with me when I go out of town or stay at the boy's house. 

I thought this was the perfect thing to hang on the inside of the medicine cabinet door when I'm at home, shut it away in the door when I'm done, then roll it up and take it with me when I'm on the go.

 Measure out how big your square should be based on how big your biggest brush is
 Make sure you have enough fabric to fold it half over the brush
 Put the right sides together and sew around the edges, leaving a space un-sewn to flip it right side out.
 Then once you flip it right side out, sew again around the edges (sewing up the hole)to keep it flat.
 Then fold one side half over (the pocket for the brushes) and pin where you want each seam to be in between the pockets. (am I making sense??)
 pin a piece of elastic into the edge seam to keep the bundle together. The stitch up to the pin points (where the red lines are) to separate the pockets.
 Then you're done
 You can roll it up when you are on the go.

 or leave it out when you are at home.

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  1. love this! And I love that you can just roll it up and go! so cute!

  2. Seriously this is awesome!!! I love the fabric you chose and I wouldn't have thought to put the elastic to keep it rolled up. I'm going to make one because right now my little girl digs in my make-up drawer and things are getting lost! Thanks for linking and I'm your newest follower!

  3. What a great idea! And so cute! Thanks for linking up!

  4. I LOVE this! I don't have any make-up brushes like those, but need something to organize my make-up instead of stuffing it into a bag that is too small! I love that it hangs up as well!


  5. A project like this came up on my sewing calendar and I realized how desperately I need a make-up brush roll. You make it look so easy and so good. Great job.

    I made a flat iron cozy a week or so ago and it's been a great thing for travel, the gym etc.

    Thanks so much for popping by my blog. I've added you to my google reader so I won't miss your posts.


  6. Great sewing project. So useful too. I love that it is portable; genius!

    I'm sharing your wallet on my blog tomorrow!

  7. very nice! I was actually just working on making something similar earlier this week :). Love it.
    Thanks for linking up.

  8. Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I loved your make-up roll so much that I am featuring it in my "highlights" from last week's link party! Thanks so much for linking up!


  9. Very nice idea!!! One Never know where to put brushes to keep tidy!! And plus so nice ... No need to hide it!!! Well done!

  10. Clever!!! I could actually use one of these for my paint brushes, too. Thank you for sharing with air your laundry Friday!


  11. I love this! Thanks for sharing.

    Your newest follower via Night Owl Crafting, Jessica @

  12. I would like the same idea in a hanging bag for my rolls of embroidery stablizer

  13. I am a relief wood carver and have been looking for something to keep my knives in. This pattern is perfect.

  14. You can actually buy a small 3M Command damage-free Hanger rather than a nail to hang this item...they come in various sizes and weight-holding abilities. I use them wherever I don't want a hole made. Love the makeup holder idea...plan to make the for my 4 daughters.

  15. Lovely idea. Thank you for sharing. x

  16. This is brilliant ~ by far the best I've seen. I've been searching for it for days (thought I had bookmarked it) and needed to know how it's hung not to damage. I'll use iron on vinyl for behind the brushes to keep it clean & put the loop on the other end to facilitate access. THANKS AGAIN!


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