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Make your own makeup or cosmetic bag with this collection of 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.
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 zipper pull.
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.
Also, this page may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a commission if you purchase something from one of these websites (but the patterns linked to should be free).