DIY Round Makeup Travel Case Sewing Tutorial

DIY Round Makeup Travel Case Sewing Tutorial

Do you travel? Do you need a cute and stylish way to carry your makeup or other small toiletries? No matter if you are going across town or across the country this DIY Round Makeup Travel Case will keep all of your things safe and together. Choose your fabrics and colors to make this the perfect travel accessory! This convenient bag holds many things and has a handy clip that makes it easy to attach to another bag or backpack! This is great for lots of uses. I personally like it for my charging cords when I travel!

DIY Round Make-Up Travel Case Tutorial

If you’re like me, you can never be too organized. This fun little DIY Round Makeup Travel case keeps your beauty essentials nice and tidy. I hate it when my makeup spills out of my normal bag. This travel case is great and gives me peace of mind that I won’t lose anything. Makeup isn’t cheap! Ready to make one for yourself? Let’s get started with DIY round makeup travel case sewing tutorial!

What You’ll Need for DIY round Makeup Travel Case:

Supplies for Round Makeup Travel Case

DIY Round Makeup Travel Case Tutorial

Cut all of your pieces for DIY round makeup travel case

To start you need to cut your fabric pieces you will need, as well as your fleece. This is where your rotary cutter and mat come in handy. This DIY round makeup travel case sewing tutorial has quite a few, so spend as much time as you need in the prep phase to make this project go smoothly. Below are the sizes you will need.

Cut From Top Fabric:

  • (2) 4” ¾ x 4” ¾
  • (1) 10” ¾ x 2” ⅜
  • (1) 10” ¾ x 1” ⅝
  • (1) 3” ¾ x 3” ¼
  • (1) 2” ⅜ x 2”

Cut From Liner Fabric:

  • (2) 4” ¾ x 4” ¾
  • (1) 10” ¾ x 2” ⅜
  • (1) 10” ¾ x 1” ⅝
  • (1) 3” ¾ x 3” ¼
  • (2) 14” x 1” ⅝

Cut From Fusible Fleece:

  • (2) 3” ¾ Circles
  • (1) 9” ⅞ x 1” ⅝
  • (1) 9” ⅞ x ⅞
  • (1) 2” ½ x 2” ¾
Fuse the fleece to the top pieces for DIY round makeup travel case

Now, using the iron, fuse the fleece to the top pieces. You want to fuse it to the non printed side of the fabric. So lay the ruff side of the fleece on the non printed side of the fabric. Make sure they are centered all the way around. Then lay a pressing cloth over it and pat with the iron for a few seconds. The iron should be on 5 with steam. Using the top fabric cuts these are the cuts that will be fused together.

  • Fabric 4” ¾ x 4” ¾ fused to fleece 3” ¾ Circles
  • Fabric 10” ¾ x 2” ⅜ fused to fleece 9” ⅞ x 1” ⅝
  • Fabric 10” ¾ x 1” ⅝ fused to fleece 9” ⅞ x ⅞
  • Fabric 3” ¾ x 3” ¼ fused to fleece 2” ½ x 2” ¾
Use the ruler to make dots 1/4

Next, lay the liner 4” ¾ x 4” ¾ piece under the fused top piece. Then use the ruler to mark 1/4 inch out from the fleece. After you have made dots all the way around you can then connect them to make a circle. Carefully use the scissors to cut it into that circle. You want to make sure you are keeping both pieces lined up and cutting them both.

Lay the liner on top and pin together

Now, with the fleece facing up, lay the liner piece on top with the print side facing up. Pin the two together making sure you keep the edges lined up.

Sew the two together for top of DIY round makeup travel case

Then, sew the two together keeping the edge of the sewing foot lined with the edge of the fabric. You will need to sew in steps twisting it as you go and removing pins as you go.

Fold the circle in half then cut a small tip off of each end

Next, fold the circle in half then cut a small tip off of each end where the fold is. This will show us the center of the circle later. Then fold in half the other way and do the same thing. Just be sure not to cut the stitching or cut too big of a chunk.

making clip tab for DIY round makeup travel case

Now take the 2” ⅜ x 2” top piece of fabric and fold it in half from the wider side to get a crease in the center. Then unfold it. Fold the edges in so they meet that center line.

Then fold in half again so those folds are on top of each other

Then fold in half again so those folds are on top of each other.

Slide the piece through the clip loop for DIY round makeup travel case

While holding the folds together carefully slide it through your clip and fold so the raw edges meet.

Line up the raw edge of the clip strap to the cut in the circle piece

Lay one of the circle pieces with the top side facing up. Then lay the clasp on top with the raw edges at the edge of the circle over one of the cuts you made in the circle.

Sew it in place keeping the edge of the foot lined with the edge of the fabric

Now, sew it in place keeping the edge of the foot lined with the edge of the fabric. Should be about 1/4 seam.

lockstitch

Go back and forth a few times to make sure it is attached well. This will keep it nice and sturdy for when you clip this DIY round makeup travel case to your suitcase or purse.

Mark the center of the 10

The next step in DIY round makeup travel case tutorial is to fold both of the 10” ¾ x 1” ⅝ pieces in half and cut the corner tip-off to mark the center. Also fold the zipper and mark with a dot right in the fold to see the center.

Line up the center marks and pin together

Then lay the liner fabric face up. Lay the zipper (unzipped) face up on top of it and line the edge of the zipper with the top edge of the fabric making sure the center marks are lined up. Then lay the top fused piece on top face down so the fleece is on top.

Pin all 3 layers together well along the edge for zipper on DIY round makeup travel case

Now, pin all 3 layers together well along the edge.

Sew them together for DIY round makeup travel case

Next, sew them together by keeping the foot lined with the edge of the fabric. About ¼ seam. Remove pins as you go.

Fold the flaps over so both right sides are facing out

Then fold the flaps over so both right sides are facing out and you don’t see the raw edge.

Sew again right down the edge of the zipper for DIY round makeup travel case

The next step in DIY round makeup travel case tutorial is to sew again right down the edge of the zipper.

This should be right on top of the previous stitching on your DIY round makeup travel case

This will be pretty much right over the stitching you just did.

Repeat those steps to add the bottom half of the zipper on DIY round makeup travel case

Repeat those steps to add the 10” ¾ x 2” ⅜ to the bottom half of the zipper.

From the right side (zipper end side) line the 3” ¾ x 3” ¼ with the edge of the fabric

Now, from the right side (zipper end side) line the 3” ¾ x 3” ¼ piece with the edge of the fabric.

Put the liner fabric face up under the zippered section

You want to have the top fabric face down with fleece showing and the liner fabric face up under the zippered section.

Stitch them together using a 1-inch seam

Now, stitch them together using a 1-inch seam.

Unfold the flap so that it is lined/matched to the fabric of its side

Then unfold the flap so that it is lined/matched to the fabric of its side.

stitch right over the stitching you did to hold the flaps down

Next, using ¼ seam, stitch right over the stitching you did to hold the flaps down. You are now about halfway done with your diy round makeup travel case!

From the interior seam edges, trim excess fabric

Then, using scissors, trim off any extra fabric just make sure not to cut into your stitching.

Fold the top fabric flap up

Now, fold the top fabric flap up. Then fold the liner fabric over about ¾”

Now pin that top fabric fused piece to the end of the other end of the zipper for makeup case

Next, pin that top fabric fused piece to the end of the other end of the zipper. Make sure you have the raw edges lined up and pin them in place.

Sew them together for the DIY round makeup travel case

Then sew them together using that 1” seam again.

Trim off any extra fabric on the DIY round makeup travel case

Trim off any extra fabric from here too again making sure not to cut the stitching.

Now flip that folded liner fabric over the fused so that it covers the seam you just did, pin

Now flip that folded liner fabric over the fused so that it covers the seam you just did. Pin in place.

Sew down that pinned flap

Next, turn the whole thing so that it is right side out. Then using ¼” seam sew down that pinned flap.

On the raw edge ends, pin them together

Now, on the raw edge ends, you need to pin them together so they stay lined up.

Sew them together using ¼” seam

Then sew them together using ¼” seam. This is tricky and slow as you work your way around removing pins as you go. Do both ends.

Flatten the DIY round makeup travel case to find the centers again, clip to mark

Flatten the DIY round makeup travel case to find the centers again. Tip off a tiny corner to mark it. Then flatten it the other way to do the same thing.

Two-liner fabrics 14” x 1” ⅝ and angle the ends

Next, turn the whole thing inside out. Grab the two-liner fabrics 14” x 1” ⅝ and trim the ends so they are angled. You want each end to angle the opposite way.

Pin it at the edge of your DIY round makeup travel case

Then, slightly fold one end of those angles and pin it at the edge of your bag. Then line it up with the edge all the way around and pin in place. You want to have the two prints facing each other.

Using a ¼” seam, stitch it in place

Now, using a ¼” seam, stitch it in place. When you get back to the starting point, we want the end to overlap by about 1”. If it is much longer then that (and it will be) trim if off at an angle. I just like to have a little extra when sewing because it is better than coming up short.

Make little cuts making sure not to cut your stitching on your DIY round makeup travel case

All the way around both of the raw edges, make little cuts making sure not to cut your stitching.

Line up the bottom circle by cuts, pin in place

Next, get the round piece of fabric without the clasp. This will be attached to the bottom. The wider side of the DIY round makeup travel case. Line the center cuts with the center cuts in the bag and then pin in place.

Sew in place on DIY round makeup travel case

Now, using ¼” seam sew all the way around making sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish.

Repeat step 32 with the top clasp layer for DIY round makeup travel case

Repeat this step (step 50) with the other top clasp layer. Just make sure you have the clasp hanging on the inside.

Fold it over again and pin in place to hide all the stitching

Now unfold that 14” x 1” ⅝ layer. Fold it over the stitching the other way by about ¼” then fold it over again and pin in place to hide all the stitching.

sew cover on DIY round makeup travel case

The next step in our DIY round makeup travel case tutorial is to sew all the way around with about ¼” seam to hold it down. Do the same thing on the other end of the makeup case.

DIY round makeup travel case

Finally, turn it right side out and you are done! You have a super cute round makeup travel case to take your cosmetics, toiletries, or other small things in when you are on the go! Use the fabrics and colors that you enjoy and make it something that you love! It’s a lot of steps, but it’s totally worth it!

DIY Round Make-Up Travel Case Tutorial

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DIY Round Makeup Travel Case

DIY Round Makeup Travel Case

This cute little DIY round makeup travel case is a great size for on the go. Even with it being small in size, it still can hold a lot. Plus it has a clip to attach it to your bag so it is easy to find. This would make a nice gift for the holidays.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty Moderate
Estimated Cost $5.00

Materials

Instructions

  1. To start you need to cut your fabric pieces you will need as well as your fleece. Below are the sizes you will need.
  2. Cut From Top Fabric:(2) 4” ¾ x 4” ¾ (1) 10” ¾ x 2” ⅜ (1) 10” ¾ x 1” ⅝ (1) 3” ¾ x 3” ¼ (1) 2” ⅜ x 2”
  3. Cut From Liner Fabric: (2) 4” ¾ x 4” ¾ (1) 10” ¾ x 2” ⅜ (1) 10” ¾ x 1” ⅝ (1) 3” ¾ x 3” ¼ (2) 14” x 1” ⅝
  4. Cut From Fusible Fleece: (2) 3” ¾ x Circles (1) 9” ⅞ x 1” ⅝ (1) 9” ⅞ x ⅞ (1) 2” ½ x 2” ¾
  5. . Now using the iron, fuse the fleece to the top pieces.
  6. Using the top fabric-cuts these are the cuts that will be fused together: Fabric 4” ¾ x 4” ¾ fused to fleece 3” ¾ Circles. Fabric 10” ¾ x 2” ⅜ fused to fleece 9” ⅞ x 1” ⅝. Fabric 10” ¾ x 1” ⅝ fused to fleece 9” ⅞ x ⅞. Fabric 3” ¾ x 3” ¼ fused to fleece 2” ½ x 2” ¾
  7. Lay the liner 4” ¾ x 4” ¾ piece under the fused top piece.
  8. Then use the ruler to mark 1/4 inch out from the fleece.
  9. After you have made dots all the way around you can then connect them to make a circle.
  10. Carefully use the scissors to cut it into that circle. You want to make sure you are keeping both pieces lined up and cutting them both.
  11. Now with the fleece facing up, lay the liner piece on top with the print side facing up.
  12. Pin the two together making sure you keep the edges lined up.
  13. Sew the two together keeping the edge of the sewing foot lined with the edge of the fabric.
  14. Fold the circle in half then cut a small tip off of each end where the fold is.
  15. Then fold in half the other way and do the same thing.
  16. Now take the 2” ⅜ x 2” top piece of fabric and fold it in half from the wider side to get a crease in the center. Then unfold it.
  17. Fold the edges in so they meet that centerline. Then fold in half again so those folds are on top of each other.
  18. While holding the folds together carefully slide it through your clip and fold so the raw edges meet.
  19. Lay one of the circle pieces with the top side facing up.
  20. Then lay the clasp on top with the raw edges at the edge of the circle over one of the cuts you made in the circle.
  21. Sew it in place keeping the edge of the foot lined with the edge of the fabric. Should be about 1/4 seam.
  22. Fold both of the 10” ¾ x 1” ⅝ pieces in half and cut the corner tip off to mark the center.
  23. Also fold the zipper and mark with a dot right in the fold to see the center.
  24. Then lay the liner fabric face up. Lay the zipper (unzipped) face up on top of it and line the edge of the zipper with the top edge of the fabric.
  25. Then lay the top fused piece on top face down so the fleece is on top.
  26. Pin all 3 layers together well along the edge.
  27. Sew them together by keeping the foot lined with the edge of the fabric. About ¼ seam. Remove pins as you go.
  28. Then fold the flaps over so both right sides are facing out and you don’t see the raw edge.
  29. Sew again right down the edge of the zipper pretty much right over the stitching you just did.
  30. Repeat those steps to add the 10” ¾ x 2” ⅜ to the bottom half of the zipper.
  31. From the right side (zipper end side) line the 3” ¾ x 3” ¼ with the edge of the fabric.
  32. Stitch them together using a 1-inch seam.
  33. Then unfold the flap so that it is lined/matched to the fabric of its side.
  34. Using ¼ seam stitch right over the stitching you did to hold the flaps down.
  35. Using scissors, trim off any extra fabric just make sure not to cut into your stitching.
  36. Fold the top fabric flap up. Then fold the liner fabric over about ¾”
  37. Now pin that top fabric fused piece to the end of the other end of the zipper. Make sure you have the raw edges lined up and pin them in place.
  38. Then sew them together using that 1” seam again.
  39. Trim off any extra fabric from here too again making sure not to cut the stitching.
  40. Now flip that folded liner fabric over the fused so that it covers the seam you just did. Pin in place.
  41. Turn the whole thing so that it is right side out.
  42. Then using a ¼” seam sews down that pinned flap.
  43. On the raw edge ends, you need to pin them together so they stay lined up.
  44. Then sew them together using a ¼” seam. Do both ends.
  45. Flatten the bag to find the centers again. Tip-off a tiny corner to mark it. Then flatten it the other way to do the same thing.
  46. Turn the whole thing inside out.
  47. Grab the two-liner fabrics 14” x 1” ⅝ and trim the ends so they are angled.
  48. Slightly fold one end of those angles and pin it at the edge of your bag.
  49. Then line it up with the edge all the way around and pin in place. You want to have the two prints facing each other.
  50. Using a ¼” seam, stitch it in place.
  51. When you get back to the starting point, we want the end to overlap by about 1”.
  52. All the way around both of the raw edges, make little cuts making sure not to cut your stitching.
  53. Get the round piece of fabric without the clasp. This will be attached to the bottom. The wider side of the bag.
  54. Line the center cuts with the center cuts in the bag and then pin in place. Using ¼” seam sew all the way around making sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish.
  55. Repeat step 50 with the top clasp layer. Just make sure you have the clasp hanging on the inside.
  56. Now unfold that 14” x 1” ⅝ layer. Fold it over the stitching the other way by about ¼” then fold it over again and pin in place to hide all the stitching.
  57. Using about ¼” seam sews all the way around to hold it down. Do the same thing on the other end.
  58. Then turn it right side out and you are done!

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