DIY Round Drawstring Makeup Bag

There's just something beautiful about being organized. It makes you feel healthier, happier and gives you more time to do the things you love. This drawstring makeup bag will help you on your way to feeling more organized and will make it simple to sort, pack, and access your cosmetics anytime. Whether you're traveling or at home, it will lie flat so you can see all of your makeup while you get ready and then cinch up for a stylish way to store all of your beauty products.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)

Things You'll Need

  • Two 6 1/2 x 3 1/2-inch pieces of fabric

  • Sharp scissors

  • Pins

  • Two round pieces of coordinating fabric with a 16-inch diameter

  • 60-inch piece of 2 1/2-inch single fold bias tape

  • 80-inch piece of cord or ribbon

  • Hook and loop fastener

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Step 1

Place the right sides together of the small pieces of fabric. Round two of the corners with a sharp pair of scissors. Pin and sew around the edges, leaving a 2-inch opening in one side.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 2

Clip the corners and turn it right side out by pulling the fabric through the opening.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 3

Press, pin and topstitch around all the edges.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 4

Place the straight edge 3 inches in from edge of the outside lining of the bag. Pin and sew just across the straight edge.

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Step 5

Fold under and press both ends of the bias tape.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)

Tip

If you can't find pre-made bias tape to match your project, you can make your own from any fabric you like. Click here for the instructions.

Step 6

Pin and sew the raw edge of the bias tape to the raw edge of the inner lining. Make sure the folded ends of the bias tape are a 1/2-inch apart when you pin and sew.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 7

Place and pin the outer lining of the makeup bag over the top of the inner lining with the right sides together. Leave a 2 1/2-inch opening in the side (not where the ends of the bias tape meet). Sew and trim the seam with pinking shears.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 8

Turn it right side out by pulling the fabric through the opening.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 9

Press with a hot iron and topstitch around the inside of the bias tape. This will close the opening and give the bag a finished look.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 10

Attach a safety pin to one end of the drawstring cord or ribbon. Thread it through the bias tape casing. Pull it all the way through, remove the pin and tie the ends together in a knot.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 11

Attach the hook and loop closure pieces by placing them in the correct positions on the tab and body of the bag. Sew in place.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 12

Load up your makeup, pull the string, close the flap and you're on your way!

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)