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13 Free Makeup Bag Patterns to Sew

'Sew' many ways to organize your makeup and toiletries. These cosmetic bag patterns are actually useful for a lot of smaller items you may need to travel with.

Updated May 23, 2023
13 Free Makeup Bag Patterns to Sew

In need of a new makeup bag? Or maybe you need a smaller bag for other toiletries, snacks, baby needs, or sewing supplies. Any of these 13 Free Makeup Bag Patterns to Sew are ideal for when you're on the go and hold most small items.

With a variety of designs, skill levels, and color and fabric ideas, these patterns are sure to impress! Keep all of your makeup and belongings in order while remaining stylishly accessorized.

Sure, you could buy a toiletry bag but making it allows you to save a little money, customize the fabric, size, closure, and much more.

Plus, once you learn how to sew a cosmetic bag with a zipper, you can make more for other items, to give as gifts, or sell online or at craft shows.

These makeup bags are perfect for traveling, look like they are store-bought, and will help you look and feel your best.

Scroll and find which free makeup bag patterns fit your style—whether that be a Vera Bradley look-alike, a bag with a zipper, or a clear bag—and begin your next best sewing project to celebrate National Sewing Month or sewing in general!

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13 Free Makeup Bag Patterns to Sew

Below, you'll discover an array of makeup bag patterns that make up the perfect craft for any sewer! The patterns span different colors and sewing techniques.

These makeup bag patterns come just in time for National Sewing Month in September, but can be crafted all year long! Keep scrolling and find your favorite(s)!

13 Free Makeup Bag Patterns to Sew

DIY Vera Bradley Makeup Bag

The DIY Vera Bradley Makeup Bag will have everyone thinking that this bag is designer! The vibrant floral pattern is stunning and can even complement some Lily Pulitzer-inspired monogramming if you are up for the challenge!

DIY Vera Bradley Makeup Bag

Boxy Cosmetic Bag Tutorial

The Boxy Cosmetic Bag Tutorial is a quick and easy pouch that will fit all of your makeup essentials! Taking less than an hour to make, this zip-up pouch is a great project for beginner and intermediate sewists!

Boxy Cosmetic Bag Tutorial

10-Minute DIY Toiletry Bag

This 10-Minute DIY Toiletry Bag Tutorial provides you with the steps to create the perfect zippered pouch. This bag is extremely quick to make and is a great craft for beginner sewists.

10-Minute DIY Toiletry Bag Tutorial

30 Minute Pouch Sewing Pattern

Got a half an hour and some scraps of fabric lying around? Whip up this 30 Minute Pouch Sewing Pattern. This is a great last-minute gift for a loved one or another treat for yourself!

30 Minute Pouch Sewing Pattern

DIY Makeup Bag for Brushes

This DIY Makeup Bag for Brushes is the most beautiful scrap buster that we have ever seen! Both stunning and sturdy, this bag will serve all of your makeup and toiletry organization needs.

DIY Makeup Bag for Brushes

20 Minute Makeup Bag

This 20 Minute Makeup Bag Sewing Tutorial is a lovely handmade gift that is so simple to make. It is cute and unique, closing with a snap or velcro as opposed to a zipper. Use this bag as a makeup pouch or a little clutch.

20 Minute Makeup Bag Sewing Tutorial

Makeup Bag Tutorial and Template

This Makeup Bag Tutorial and Template is a fun project for an eager sewist. With the ability to choose any fabric that you would like, the possibilities are endless.

Makeup Bag Tutorial and Template

Handy Dandy DIY Makeup Organizer

Is your bathroom or vanity a mess? Clean it up with this Handy Dandy DIY Makeup Organizer! With pockets and the chance to pick any fabric you desire, this organizer is a wonderful addition to your home or a gift for a loved one.

Handy Dandy DIY Makeup Organizer

T-Shirt Reconstruction Pouch

This DIY T-Shirt Reconstruction Pouch is the perfect bag for makeup or to pack for a quick little getaway. Whether you use it to organize your makeup or for your sunglasses on a beach day, this pouch will definitely be put to good use.

T-Shirt Reconstruction Pouch

Roll Up Valet DIY Makeup Bag

If you love to be extra organized when traveling, then you need to make this Roll Up Valet DIY Makeup Bag. With multiple clear zipper compartments for all of your supplies, it makes keeping things separate easy peasy. Plus it rolls into a compact cylinder!

Roll Up Valet DIY Makeup Bag

Zip-Up DIY Cosmetics Bag

This Zip-Up DIY Cosmetics Bag is a fun way to keep your belongings safe and secure. This bag grants you the creative freedom to pick any color fabric you like in order to craft the perfect bag that is sturdy and features a helpful zipper.

Zip-Up DIY Cosmetics Bag

Pampered Momma Cosmetic Bag Pattern

The box style is one of the most popular free makeup bag patterns for sewists and users. This pretty Pampered Momma Cosmetic Bag Pattern is as attractive as it is useful. Also known as Dopp kits or bags, it's a useful container whether you're traveling or not.

Pampered Momma Cosmetic Bag Pattern

Clear DIY Makeup Bag

Flying any time soon? This Clear DIY Makeup Bag will make your airport security check a breeze. Plus, you will never have to dig through your bag to know what you put in there.

Clear DIY Makeup Bag

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I love so many of these, but especially the clear bags. When I travel, I like to see what's in my toiletry bags before opening.


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