Monday, April 1, 2013

Makeup Brush Carrier!

Every project seems to start with a NEED! My daughter needed something that she could put her makeup brushes in to travel.  When she gets to where she's going she can unwrap the carrier and she can lay her makeup out on the towel and it won't have to be on the bare counter.
I started with 2 hand towels. I cut the binding off the towel so it would be easier to sew.   I used pink check fabric for the outside and the tie.  I laid one of the towels out and cut the other towel in half width wise.  I laid the cut towel right side up onto the other towel with the finished towel edge as the top.  I decided how far apart I wanted the brush pockets.  I placed a piece of tape every 2 inches on several and 3 inches on the others.  I took it to the sewing machine and stitched to the right of the tape through both layers of towel.  I also cut a piece of the hand towel and made 2 pockets on the upper edge for extra storage.  I used the finished corners of the towel for the pockets.  I made the tie closure by cutting a 4 inch piece of the pink check fabric, folded it in half and stitched on one side and turned it to form the tie.  I placed the ties on the edge of the right side and stitched in place.
My outside fabric was cut the same size as the hand towel.  I placed the towel and fabric right sides together with the tie inside (pin in place so you won't stitch the tie into the edge seams) and stitched all four sides leaving a 5 inch opening to turn.  I did an over lock stitch on the edges so it wouldn't fray when washed.
After turning I pressed all seams flat and hand stitched the opening closed.  The brushes can be inserted into the pockets, fold the top of the towel down halfway, fold to the middle, bring the ties on opposite sides and tie it up! It's ready to travel!

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