Easy Makeup Roll Case
Time required: 30 minutes
This simple roll-up case — fit for makeup brushes, pencils and markers, knitting tools, and so much more — was Brother’s make-and-take project at the fall Creativ Festival in Toronto this year. Show guests stopped by the Brother booth to discover the NQ900 sewing machine while completing a beautiful project and walking away with a free blush brush. Because you’re working with a material that doesn’t fray, the fabric edges can be left raw, keeping the focus of the project on achieving beautiful decorative stitching.
- Brother sewing machine (this project was made on The Dream Machine, and Creativ Festival guests sewed theirs on the NQ900)
- Thread, pink
- Fabric-backed vinyl, medium-weight, blue: 13.5” (34 cm) x 16” (41 cm)
- Ribbon, 18” (46 cm long)
1. Fold the bottom short edge of the fabric one third of the way up to create the main pocket.
2. Sew a decorative stitch across that bottom short edge of the fabric.
3. Find the mid-point of the ribbon and lay that under both thicknesses of the fabric, lined up with the top of the pocket edge.
4. Sew a decorative stitch around the perimeter of the project, excluding the fold. Be sure to catch the ribbon as you sew down the final side.
5. Using a ruler and a closed pair of scissors, score a series of vertical lines down the centre of the case. Choose a distance between the lines based on what you plan on carrying.
6. Sew down the scored lines. You can use the same decorative stitch or choose a new one.
7. Use a pair of scissors to cut the ends of the ribbon at an angle.
8. Fill your roll-up case and toss it in your overnight bag or sewing kit.