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How To Make A DIY Makeup Roll

Make a sustainable and fully customizable case for your makeup with a DIY reusable makeup roll!

In this easy sewing tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a reusable makeup roll with our VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics tape!

Perfect for protecting your makeup bristles, this DIY makeup roll can be washed and re-used time after time. Use it for a variety of brushes, bottles and even pencils, the makeup roll can fit all your essentials.


How To Make A DIY Makeup Roll


What you’ll need

  • 1 full yard of fabric (we used a ½ yard of 2 different colors)
  • VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back For Fabric Tape
  • Clips or Pins
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Sewing Machine and thread

DIY Makeup Roll - Materials


What to do:

Start by choosing your fabric. You can pick one or two pieces of fabric. If you choose two different materials, each fabric should be a ½ yard. Cut two pieces of each size: 15” x 9”, 15” x 5”, 15” x 6”, and 2” x 8”.

DIY Makeup Roll - Step 1


Next, match each size together with the right side of the fabric touching. You’ll want to pin or clip the fabric in place.

DIY Makeup Roll Step 2


Now it’s time for the fun part! Sew around each piece, leaving a ¼” inseam. While sewing the outer section of the pouch, take the largest piece (15” x 9”) and leave a small 3” gap on the right side. This is where your strap will be sewn in, so make sure the gap is placed in the middle.

DIY Makeup Roll Step 3


Turn out each piece and iron.

DIY Makeup Roll Step 4


Next, place the strap (2” x 8”) piece into the gap left on the outer section of the pouch (the 15” x 9” piece).

DIY Makeup Roll Step 5


Now align your 15” x 5” piece with the outer section of the roll. This will create your pockets. Then topstitch around the bottom and the sides of the 15” x 9” piece.

DIY Makeup Roll Step 6 part 1

DIY Makeup Roll Step 6 Part 2

DIY Makeup Roll Step 6 Part 3


For a custom fit, place your makeup inside of the pocket. Use a ruler and a pen with disappearing ink, (or a pencil,) to draw crisp lines (roughly 2” apart).

DIY Makeup Roll Step 7


Sew along the lines, making several small pockets.

DIY Makeup Roll Step 8


Iron to erase the marking or use an eraser if you used a pencil.

DIY Makeup Roll Step 9


Now, align the last piece, (15” x 6”) to the top of the roll. Pin and sew along the top.

DIY Makeup Roll Step 10 Part 1


Last but not least, place one side of the VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back For Fabric Tape on the tab, and the other on the back of the roll.

DIY Makeup Roll Step 11


Make sure they line up and that’s it! Place your cosmetics inside, roll-up, and go!

DIY Makeup Roll Step 11


If you’d like to try this sewing tutorial yourself, pick up a pack of VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back for Fabrics here. And for more easy sewing projects, stay on our blog!



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