DIY Spring Makeup Bag


It’s been a while since I’ve posted a sewing tutorial and this little project is perfect for springtime! Seeing as I’m extremely lazy and my bursts of artistic motivation only last a couple of hours, I made sure this DIY could be finished in an afternoon. You’ll notice that I’ve included more photos than usual, partly because I feel that having a visual guide is a huge help in sewing tutorials, and partly because I got a little carried away with my camera. Let me know what you guys think and have a great week!signature



           What you need:

  • 11 x 8 inch piece of felt
  • 12 x 9 light fabric of your choice
  • 8 inch zipper
  • pins
  • scissors
  • sewing machine/ needle and thread

Note: These are the dimensions I used for my bag, but feel free to adjust them depending on how big/small you want your bag to be!

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  1. Cut fabric and felt to size. Then, place the felt on top of the inside of your fabric, like in the photo below.

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2. Fold the overlapping fabric over the edges of the felt to create neat seams. Pin them in place.

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3. Using a sewing machine, or needle and thread, stitch the seams.

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4. Next, use pins to attach your zipper to the fabric like I’ve done in the photos below. You can see that my zipper was slightly too big for the fabric, but don’t worry – you can just trim that off. Once your happy with the zipper’s positioning,  sew it on.

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6. Fold over your fabric so that your makeup bag is inside out. Make sure that both sides are aligned and stitch them together.

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6. Flip inside-out…

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  1. crowdedvlogger · January 2, 2017

    Hey this is such a cute idea, I’m always loosing all my makeup bags!
    I’ve just written a blog post on New Years Resolutions that I’d love you to check out if you have time
    Keep sewing
    CrowdedVlogger xx

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  2. loveofthemusicblog · August 9, 2016

    So cute!


  3. Jules · July 29, 2016

    Beautyful! Definitely gonna try it!


    • maya · July 29, 2016

      Thanks girl! Let me know how it works out 🙂


  4. Jess · May 7, 2016

    Love the fabric you used 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • maya · May 8, 2016

      Thank you! I thought it was perfect for springtime 🙂


  5. Elise Valentine · May 5, 2016

    Nicely done!


  6. whatdanikadoes · May 2, 2016

    so cute!! will definitely have to try 🙂


  7. proceedwithstyle · April 30, 2016

    Love this very much ! Great job!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Popcorn and Chocolate · April 29, 2016

    This is so cute!


    • maya · April 29, 2016

      Thanks! Glad you like it 🙂


  9. dezocampo · April 28, 2016

    This is really nice!:)


  10. cosmicroad · April 27, 2016

    Thank you for the like on my post!
    I really love this cute little bag, I might have a go at making it! (Although I’ve always been a little scared of adding zippers to things) 🙂


    • maya · April 29, 2016

      Don’t worry – it looks hard, but it’s pretty easy 😉


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  12. the happiest pixel · April 26, 2016

    Hey, happy pixel!! Your bag is so cute!! And you use the same make up brand as me, lol
    Love, thp


  13. AVONBoss · April 25, 2016

    Hey pretty nifty!


  14. speciallearninghouse · April 25, 2016

    This is adorable! Thanks! ❤


  15. THEBLINGBABE · April 25, 2016

    This is s cute!! thanks for sharing 🙂


    • maya · April 25, 2016

      Thanks 🙂 Glad you like it!


  16. trainofthought · April 25, 2016

    omg! This look so cute and perfect! I need to try this out.
    I was afraid you’d stopped blogging forever as you hadn’t posted in a while. Anyways, this was a great post!


    • maya · April 25, 2016

      I’m so glad you like it 🙂 Sorry, I know I haven’t posted in awhile, but the last few days have been pretty busy… should be back to the regular blogging schedule soon!

      Liked by 1 person

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