How To Make A Patchwork Makeup Bag

How To Make A Patchwork Makeup Bag

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Additional Information



  • 1/4 yd. denim fabric
  • Fat quarter of cotton fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron
  • Press cloth
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • 12" zipper
  • Cardboard
  • Yarn needle
  • Pattern


  1. To print the patterns, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
  2. Cut 2 of pattern on fold each of denim and lining fabric (1/2" seam allowance included).
  3. Press under 1/2" at top of denim and lining pieces. Topstitch top edges of denim pieces to each side of zipper.
  4. Fold in bag in half, right sides together, and sew pieces together to form the bag shape. Trim seam allowance down to 1/4", and clip curves. Repeat this step for lining pieces.
  5. Slip lining into pouch, wrong sides together, and hand sew top edge of lining to zipper tape.
  6. To create tassel: wrap yarn around a 2" wide piece of cardboard 15 times. Slide a 10" long piece of yarn under the wrapped stitches, and knot to secure at the top. With a 20" long length of yarn attached to yarn needle, wrap tassel 1/2" down from top. Tie off, then weave end of tail into bottom of tassel. Clip end, and even out lengths.
  7. Attach selected patches to makeup bag, following manufacturer's instructions.