Brush, Accessory, or Crayon Roll

Here's a quick project that will use up some of your scraps.  Great gift idea or to keep for yourself.

 Whether you are going to hold makeup brushes, crochet hooks, markers, or even a cute way to hold your screwdrivers, this is a simple enough project for even a beginning sewer.  

What you need:

  • Three pieces of coordinating fabric, One for the inside lining, one for the pocket, and one for the outside.
  • One piece of ribbon to tie.  This one is about 27" long
  •  The usual sewing items:  sewing machine, thread, ruler, pins

Next, cut your fabric pieces.  For my roll, the floral piece is the inside lining, the polka dots is my pocket piece, and the paisley is the outside fabric. 
You will want to cut your fabric 12" x 14" for the lining, 4 1/2" x 12" for the pocket, and 10 1/2" x 12" for the outside piece.

With right sides together, pin your pocket piece to your outside piece along the 12" side.

 Sew these pieces together with a 1/2" seam.

Press open your seam.

 Now you have two pieces, both 12" x 14"   Lay them out with right sides together.

Pin the two pieces together.  The next step will be to sew them together leaving an opening for turning right side out.  So, here I use these pins to mark an opening along one of the long sides about 3 inches wide.

Starting at one of your pins that mark the opening, sew around the edge of the whole thing, stopping when  you get to the other pin.

Clip your corners close to, but not through, your seams

Pull it right side out through the opening you left on the side.

Press flat.  Now, take your ribbon and fold it in half.  Take the folded half and place it in the hole you left on the side.

Fold the pocket up along the seam.  Then adjust the ribbon so that it is centered along the side.  Pin in place.

Top stitch close to the edge around the entire perimeter, with the pocket turned up, back  stitching over the ribbon to reinforce it.

This is where you need to decide what you are going to be putting in your accessory roll.  I made this one with larger pockets to hold make up brushes.  I marked 2" spaces, with one 2 1/2" for a larger brush.  Its usually best to start in the middle and work out.  For crayons or pencils 1-1 1/2" would work great.

I used pins to mark the pockets on the top and bottom, but if you have a marking pencil or chalk and a ruler, that would work great too.

Sew from one end of the pocket to the other along your marking.

Now you're all done!  Fill it with whatever you like...

 ...and roll it up!

 Give it as a gift or keep it for yourself. 

One day I will have a pretty fabric case or holder or cozy for everything in my house!  :)
I hope this tutorial and I'd love to see if you made one yourself! 



This post is linked to: Skip to My Lou - Made by you monday

3 Responses to “Brush, Accessory, or Crayon Roll”
  1. Maria says:

    I love this!!! What a great way to store make-up brushes! Nicely done too, I love the fabrics!

  2. Wendy says:

    What a lovely project, I love the fabrics you've used

  3. This is terrific!! I love the fabric and great tutorial!! TFS!! Stopping by from Made by You Monday linky party.

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