Easy DIY Makeup Brush Holder


Easy DIY Makeup Brush Holder

Easy DIY Makeup Brush Holder
Easy DIY Makeup Brush Holder

From the Blogger: "The thing you’ll wish you had before your next trip is a roll-up DIY makeup brush holder. The difference between that and a regular cosmetic bag/toiletry pouch? I’m glad you asked! A standard toiletry pouch is excellent for storing your foundation, hairpins, face wash, etc., but it can actually damage your makeup brushes. To bring your makeup brushes anywhere, you really should have a way to transport them that won’t fray and damage their delicate bristles. This roll-up DIY makeup brush holder does just that."

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byEither Hand or Machine


Materials List

  • 1 piece of faux suede fabric, cut to 16'' x 14''
  • Fabric shears
  • 1/2'' Black leather (or faux leather) strip
  • Basic sewing machine and thread


  1. Start out by laying your fabric out on a table. Fold the top third down.

  2. Now, cut small, 1″ to 1/2″ slices in your fabric. I put my makeup brushes into the hole and then use their own height and width to decide where to cut the second slit in my fabric. To hold each brush in place, you’ll just slide it inside one slit and the end of the brush out the other. If you have a lot of makeup brushes, you can cut some slices closer together in between the wider cuts to maintain the durability of your suede and fit more brushes inside.

  3. The last and final step is to sew two leather strips at the end of one side. You can use wither a hand needle or a basic sewing machine to do this step.

  4. To use this DIY makeup brush holder, slide your brushes into the slices you’ve created and fold the top third of your suede carefully over your brushes to protect their bristles. Then, start rolling from the opposite side of your leather straps.

  5. When you are done rolling, wrap the leather strips around your new case in opposite directions and then tie to secure. Your new DIY makeup brush holder shouldn’t come undone, will keep your brushes safe and secure, and is easy to make and gift.

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I love this makeup holder idea. It's perfect for traveling and since it rolls up, it won't take up much luggage space. It's soft so it won't ruin your brush bristles and you can throw it into your washing machine as you clean the brushes. It also makes a very thoughtful gift.

Thank you so much!

Oh, nice. I appreciate the idea of making one of these instead of buying. I never have the right sized brushes for the storebought versions.


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