Chevron Makeup Bag

Look familiar? I sure hope not! This bag is one-of-a-kind and incredibly useful. You can design it to fit your personal style based on the fabric and zipper color you choose. If you’ve never been on I would highly recommend it. I also have a few basic suggestions when it comes to choosing your fabric for this project.


First, if you’re OCD about lines or prints matching up perfectly, choose wisely.

Second, this Chevron fabric is a cotton canvas “outdoor fabric”. Contrary to what you might think, it’s fairly easy to work with! It’s sturdier than regular cotton and more durable which is great since the final product is something you would use everyday.

The style is the same as the zipper pouch I posted but two things are different. This makeup bag is a few inches bigger and the inside is PUL (water resistant) fabric!

Can you say #genius?

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Let’s face it, makeup can be messy. Eye shadow containers open up and compressed powder doesn’t always stay compressed. My moisturizer has exploded more than once on a trip and I’m sure I’m not the only one. This bag will prevent those bound-to-happen messes from being a bigger hassle than they need to be.

I actually didn’t measure my fabric. I tried fitting all my make up in the smaller zipper pouch and realized I need a few more inches. I laid out my zipper pouch on this new fabric and estimated rectangles a few inches bigger. No matter what size you want it to be make sure the outer fabric and PUL fabric are the same size.

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Put the right sides together, sandwiched over the zipper. The zipper should be face down on the outer fabric. Pin and sew along the zipper. Again with the right sides facing each other, sandwich the fabric over the two other pieces of fabric and zipper. Pin and sew along the zipper.

*Open the zipper!!!*

Pin outer fabrics together and inner fabrics together leaving a 4 inch hole on the inner fabric. Sew around the edge and trim the corners. Flip the bag inside out and sew up the hole. I sew along the entire edge to give it a sleek look.

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I’ve already used this bag a few times and it works really well. No explosions yet though so it hasn’t been completely tested 🙂 The PUL fabric is machine washable so you can toss the whole bag in with your laundry! Happy day!

That’s life with Mr. Layland & Me!

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