I’m not very skilled in the sewing department, but I can do some basics.
I needed a larger makeup brush roll, but I couldn’t find a pattern that I liked. I perused Etsy, of course, but oftentimes the fabrics used are busy. I was looking for something plain and simple!
And then I found myself in the placemat aisle at Target. I picked up a simple placemat, that was already straight, even, and nicely finished on all the ends. And I thought to myself, “Well, this could possibly be the easiest project in the world”. So I purchased this perfectly sized and prepared bit of fabric (for about $3.00), folded and sewed.
And easy it was.
Here was the process:
1. Fold up bottom of placemat approx. 3 1/2 inches. and pin in place.
2. Slip a 2 foot long piece of ribbon under pin to hold in place. (this will act as a “wrap” to keep the roll together) Sew a straight line along both sides to seal the edges.
3. Measure makeup brush “pockets” depending on your needs and pin in place. I did 1/12 inch spaces for large brushes, and 1 inch spaces for small (eyeshadow, concealer, etc) brushes.
4. And now for the hardest part, sew a straight line to the top of the folded section. Continue all the way down until you reach the other end of the placemat.
. . . and thats pretty much it!
ugly bathroom lighting. . . See my small brush roll back there? I definitely needed more space!
Look at this beauty! all my brushes fit! PLUS my eyeliners. I leave those 2 brushes in the middle out since they are double ended.
I was so excited about my finished product that I made TWO and I want to give one to one of YOU! (I can rhyme too!) <–nerd-alert.
Anyway, here are the details:
The brush roll is the size of a standard placemat. ( 18.5 x 9 inches )
It’s kind of a minty, greeny, blue.
There are 6 large (1.5 inch) pockets and 9 small (1 inch) pockets.
Here is how to enter the giveaway for your very own Makeup Brush Roll:
Leave a comment below telling me your favorite makeup brush. If you don’t own any (which would make a brush roll an interesting win for you. . .!), tell me which brush you are planning to fill your roll with first!
The winner will be chosen Friday February 3rd at 8:00am EST via random.org. There will only be 1 winner, and that winner will be notified via e-mail.
Please include your e-mail address in each comment so I can contact you if you win!
And if you own a sewing machine, go make one for yourself! 🙂 _____________________________________________________ The Winner is. . . .
This is sooo cute! I’ve been looking for something simple also! My new favorite brush is my new foundation brush. I used to just use those sponges, I just never spend the money on a foundation brush but now that I have it I love it! I love all my brushes but its my new favorite!