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20+ Free Makeup & Cosmetic Bag Patterns
And by making your own cosmetic bag instead of buying one, you get to choose
your own fabrics of course, and size the bag to suit your needs. And if you're
making a one of the fabric brush roll-ups, you can customize it as needed, making
as many compartments as you need and sizing them appropriately.
And one of the simpler bag designs (the ones with just a front and back piece) can
make a good project for a beginner or a quick-to-make project for a more
experienced seamstress. But of course, simple doesn't have to mean boring. You
can add interest to a simper bag by sewing several coordinating fabrics together
patchwork style for the main body of the bag (this can also help you use up any
scraps of fabric you may have leftover from other projects). You can also add
interest to your bag by choosing a zipper in a contrasting color. And you can add a
bit of whimsy to your bag (and a bit of practicality) by adding a tassel to your
And to make your makeup bag water resistant, consider using vinyl for the lining of
your bag. This way, any stains or leaks can be wiped away. And if you do use vinyl,
remember to pin only within the seam allowance (or use clips to hold your fabric
together) and use a leather needle in your sewing machine. Also, since vinyl is
slippery, it will be easier to sew if you use a “walking foot” in your machine.
Make your own makeup or cosmetic bag with this collection of over twenty free
makeup and cosmetic bag patterns gathered from all over the web! So whether
you're looking to make a simple zippered pouch or you'd like to sew a more
elaborate bag, complete with sections for brushes and tools, you'll likely find a
design here to suit your needs.
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