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DIY Makeup Organizer Bag


Makeup Organizer Bag Craft Idea

from Brit+Co

DIY craft ideas are the perfect way to show your individuality, creativity and uniqueness, like this fun DIY makeup organizer bag. Whether you call it a makeup kit, a toiletry bag or your weekend kit, it’s the bag that houses all your skincare essentials is a must. And we're not just talking about the same falling-apart plastic bag you've been busting out for the last three years.

Now, let’s get making! Here’s what you’ll need to get started to make your DIY makeup organizer bag:


  • canvas
  • 11-inch zipper
  • iron-on transfer paper
  • Brit + Co beauty bag printable (download here)


  • sewing machine
  • iron
  • sewing pins
  • ruler
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • pen

Don't be intimidated by the zipper part of this -- we'll take you through it!

1: Fold canvas in half, and draw a half circle on the fold line. Ours measured 8 1/2 inches in height x 10 inches in length. Then cut out.

2: Measure the circumference of the half circle. Add two inches to that measurement to cut out a strip of canvas that is 6 inches wide. Our strip measured 26 inches x 6 inches.

3: Cut that rectangle in half and sew back together with a 1 1/2 inch hem.

4: Find the middle of the rectangle and pin the zipper upside down. Sew a complete rectangle around the zipper.

5: Take the seam ripper and remove the seam that covers the zipper.

6: Pin the rectangle to the circumference of your half circle bag. Make sure that good sides face in.

7: Then sew.

8: Turn the bag inside out.

9: Then cut out the iron-on decals and iron onto your new makeup organizer bag!

DONE: Enjoy your new personalized makeup bag!
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