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Simple Method to DIY Makeup Bag

13 Apr 2017 - make up bag
My own make up bag was in need of some attention.  I don't wear a lot of makeup, hardly ever and a quick look inside my bag reveals congealed mascara, eye-shadow colors that haven't changed since the early 90's and some supermarket brand lip sticks.  I do have a couple of nice mineral foundation powders that I love and do wonders for my skin, but the rest needed to be sorted out and updated.  It seemed the perfect time to throw out the old cosmetics bag and make myself a nice smart new one.  So here is the Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern.
The one I designed and made is just a little bigger than the make up bag I already had, so that it can accommodate all the new make up goodies I am going to buy myself, as well as a few travel sized bottles of shampoo and shower gel I can slip in when I go on vacation.
Makeup Bag
The bag is simple, uses very little fabric (about 2/3rds of a fat quarter), has no fussy inside pockets (although you can add your own if you like), and takes me well less than 30 minutes to print the pattern, cut out and sew.  But quick and simple doesn't mean it's not awesome!  It's the sort of make up bag that is versatile enough to be used for lots of applications, not just cosmetics and toiletries.  Keep all your pens and pencils in order, use it for a small first aid kit for the car, keep it in your desk at work for a few headache pills and other personal supplies.
Make some for yourself, for gifts or to sell.

Now my husband wants one too for his shaving supplies and toiletries.  I'm not sure I have the right fabric in my stash for him, but maybe something plain and manly!