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A great way to keep all of your crafts or brushes organized and portable!
This is pretty simple to make, and there are tons of ways you can change and personalize it for yourself! You can also make one for markers, crayons, or pretty much anything, the sky's the limit!

Posted by Katie H. from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Katie H.'s 11 projects »
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  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pick out your favorite fabric and cut a piece roughly 40 inches by 30 inches. Make this piece larger or smaller depending on the size of the things you want to put in it.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold it in half.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take the folded edge and fold it again about 4 1/2 inches, to make another fold. Grab some of the crafts or brushes you want to put in it, and measure to make sure that the 4 1/2 inch pocket is long enough to hold them.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then pin along the fold, making sure to only go through the first three layers, and not the last one.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew straight lines along the folded part down to the bottom of the three layers, without sewing the back layer. Make sure to leave spaces on both sides to fold and sew later. Sew lines of different widths to be able to hold different sized things.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 6
    Step 6

    (Optional) If you want to add pockets for smaller craft items make your lines wider apart to give it more room for pockets.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 7
    Step 7

    Finish sewing lines all the way across. (Optional) Cut squares big enough to fit each pocket and sew them with the right sides together like so to make flaps.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 8
    Step 8

    (optional) turn the flaps inside out and sew them on the top of the pockets.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 9
    Step 9

    (Optional) If you want to add velcro you can do so, this ensures that the pocket will stay closed.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now, fold it in half again, matching the front and back layers, then start with one side and fold in about 1/2 inch, twice, and pin. And sew the side.
    Do the same to the other side.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now that both sides are sewn, do the same to the top and sew.
    It should now look like this.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 12
    Step 12

    Time to make the ties that will keep your roll together.
    Cut two pieces of fabric about 4' by 14'.
    Fold in half with the right sides together, then sew making about a 2' tie. Do this to both pieces, and cut off excess fabric.
    Now, turn each right side out.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 13
    Step 13

    Attach one tie to the front of roll, on either the right or left side.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 14
    Step 14

    Then flip the whole thing over and sew the other tie to match up exactly with the tie on the front.

  • How to sew a roll-up pouch. Craft/Make Up Brush Roll - Step 15
    Step 15

    Ta-dah! You are now finished. All you need to do is fill it with goodies, pull down the flap, roll and tie! It is now ready to go anywhere with you!

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