I’m so picky about my travel makeup cases. I hate wasted space, so I want to make sure that I’m taking the minimum amount of makeup and brushes that I need in order to keep my luggage to a minimum. The best way to make sure that I get exactly what I want is to DIY my makeup storage, of course.
To make this DIY makeup brush roll I utilize a purchased napkin, keeping the effort and sewing to a minimum, since all edges are finished already! This is my essential travel accessory. It’s is a cinch to whip up to organize your travel makeup needs. These would make easy, personalized bridesmaids’ gifts, too.
- 18″x18″ Napkin
- 24″ of 3/4″ wide grosgrain ribbon
- Sewing machine
Step 1: Using your brushes as a guide, flip up a side of the napkin so that your brush handles will be covered
Step 2: Pin in place on each side and sew up the side, using the existing stitching as a guide. Sew both sides
Step 3: Start running a stitch down the folded side of the napkin, creating separate little compartments for each brush. The distance between each line will depend on your brush sizes.
TIP***A general width for a powder or blush brush is 1.5″. The eye shadow/contour brushes are a about 3/4″-7/8″ wide.
Step 4: Fold the top over so your brushes will be covered. Press the fold.
Step 5: Find the center of your ribbon
Step 6: Pin the ribbon on the front of the roll on the opposite side of the newly stitched rows. Sew it on about an inch from the edge.
Step 7: Place your brushes in their compartments and roll them up
Step 8: Tie your ribbon and away you go!
Enjoy! You can also make compartments for your mascara and eyeliners too!