DIY Makeup Brush Roll
One of the things I've been doing in preparation for my move is a lot of sewing, both mending items and making new things. I have upcycled a few of my brother's old shirts into blouses for myself (I hope to have some pictures soon) and I also made myself a makeup brush roll out of the offcuts from one of the shirts. I was able to use up almost every scrap of the material.
I didn't take pictures while I was making the brush roll but the construction is very simple (I hope my explanation is not garbled!): I used a double thickness of material for the back of the roll and stitched the ribbon across the middle for the closure. For the front part which forms the pouches for the brushes, I used a single thickness of material (I could have doubled it again, but didn't have enough material left over), which I hemmed at the top and zig-zagged at the three other sides to prevent fraying, then attached using blind stitch. Lastly I stitched the pouches for the brushes (measured by placing the brushes inside the roll).
I'm hoping that this will save space compared to how I was storing my makeup brushes previously (which was upright in utensil jars) as it also packs flat. It's a great way of using up offcuts of material to make something for virtually nothing.
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