Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Travel Make-Up Rolls
I've been browsing the Flickr crafting and sewing groups and making a huge list of all of the crafty things I want to try :) I haven't found (or looked for, really) tutorials for many of the inspiring crafts I see because I feel that part of the fun is figuring it out on my own...or asking my friends and family to do it with/for me!
I should note at this point that I should definitely be writing my midterm paper on Management Information Systems (sounds fun, huh?) that's due tomorrow at noon. That would, hands down, be the smartest way to spend my evening, especially since I have the house to myself. Well, if you can call a 70 lb German Shepherd and a hell-cat "by myself". As I type, the cat has inserted himself in front of the computer screen and Shasta has decided that she is going to keep sneaking "cardboard snacks" from the cat's scratching post. Oh wait, now they are wrestling. It's never boring. But, I digress...
Back to the craft at hand. After finishing this set of organic kitchen towels for my mom this afternoon...
I wanted to try making some make-up rolls I saw online. Another confession...this is what I was trying to make when I ended up with that cute blue and green bag the other day! This time I added the extra 5" to each piece of material and had big enough rectangles to go ahead with the make-up roll!
I cut two contrasting pieces of material to 11" by 17" and sewed them together (right sides in) leaving a few inches for turning. I then turned them right side out, top-stitched all the way around and ironed the rectangle.
I then turned up 5" of the rectangle and sewed up both sides. Then, I lay out some make-up brushes to figure out the approximate spacing and sewed the little pouches shut.
It needed a bit more color so I sewed on a pretty purple ribbon and a cream button and called it a day! I will definitely be making more of these along with the other travel accessories that I've been ruminating about :)
Ok, back to the paper...only four more pages to go! Wish me luck :)