Thursday, August 18, 2011

Travel Handmade! Make-Up Pouch Pattern Review

This giveaway is now closed, the winner was lucky #1, Diane!



This post is part of the Travel Handmade series, for more great travel bag posts click here!

Today is my day on the Travel Handmade blog tour! I'm only the 3rd stop on the tour but I hope that you're loving all the bag inspiration and creativity we've given you so far. I'm sharing today with Jana from Izzy & Ivy Designs, so make sure you go check out her post today too on a cute boxy bag! This is a long post, so settle in - there's a giveaway at the end! ;]

I was really excited when I got the cosmetics bag category. My make up bag situation has been pretty neglected in the past few years & I was dying for a reason to sew up something new & pretty. I had seen and admired Rachel's Make Up Roll before and so I was thrilled when she offered her pattern to me to sew up to share with all of you!

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I mean look at this thing, isn't it cute? And when you untie that bow, look what's inside:

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Space for my brushes & most-used pieces of make up. All tidy and neat and organized in some of my favorite bright fabrics.

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The Pattern:

Rachel knows what she is doing with this pattern. It is clear, concise, & easy to follow. No muddy or missing instructions here. She gives lots of alternatives for different pocket combinations so you can mix and match to what will work for your make up. She has lots of great pictures that are clear and helpful.

The roll is a great size & is thick and padded thanks to the 2 layers of batting you use (she even gives a super-helpful trick in getting the batting away from the turning-opening so it's not really thick and difficult to sew in that space).

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Notes:

The pattern calls for a button + loop closure, but I opted to make some long ties (about 10 inches) and insert them instead so I didn't have to mess with hand-sewing on a button ;] Plus I liked adding in another fabric that coordinated with my other choices.

As much as I love all the little pockets, I think I want to make myself another one using just the long, skinny pockets and have it be a brush holder exclusively! I have tons more brushes then are shown in this picture & this case would be perfect to hold just them.  I do love that short, fat pocket on the top right though - it holds my short, fat kabuki brush exactly.

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Fabric:

- main outer dot fabric is Abstract Circles in Blue Jay from Just Dandy by Kaufman Fabrics
- inside turquoise cross hatch fabric is Solid Crosshatch in Turquoise from Fruit Punch by Timeless Treasures
- pocket fabric is Henna Garden in brown from Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson
- ties fabric is Modern Texture Yellow by DS Quilts for Fabric Traditions


I love how the case comes together and how protected everything is! Other cases I've seen don't have the top flap, and so things can slide out and get lost easily. Need to pack it up? Just get everything you need to take with you ready to go and put in the pockets:

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Fold down the padded top flap:

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Rooooollllll:

Love how this project came out!! For the blog tomorrow ....

And tie:

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So cute and easy.  I can't wait to throw this in my bag for The Sewing Summit. I can see myself making lots more of these, the pattern was really quick to sew up, doesn't use much fabric, and would make a great teacher, girlfriend, or sister gift for Christmas. You can find the pattern right here in Rachel's online shop. Thanks for stopping by today & I hope I've inspired you to Travel Handmade with something next time you leave home.

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Giveaway Time!

Rachel graciously gave me this pattern & she wants to give one away to one of you, too! Just leave one comment on this post to be entered. I will leave the drawing up for one week & draw a winner next Thursday, August 25th, then Rachel will email you your pattern! If you don't have an email address attached to your profile, please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you.

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Disclosure: I am a Clever Girl and we believe in full blogging disclosure! I was provided the pattern in this review free of charge but my opinions are my own & they always will be. Some links may be affiliate links & I will get a small % kickback if you choose to purchase after clicking through -- thanks!




73 comments:

  1. this is a perfect way to carry my make up brushes.

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  2. This looks fab! I'd love to make one for my sister in law. I think she'd find it really useful and not just when she's travelling!

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  3. What an awesome review, Erin! Thanks for sharing! Your roll turned out just lovely, I love the fabrics you used!

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  4. I totally need one of these! I have brushes all over the place. Your fabric choices are great too!

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  5. It's so cute and I love your fabric choices!

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  6. That looks fun! Maybe it would help me get motivated to actually put on my makeup!

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  7. Oooh this is so clever! I'd love a place to put all my brushes!

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  8. Your roll looks fabulous! I've been thinking of trying Rachel's pattern (I don't have many makeup brushes), but I can think of other makeup tools I could include instead. Great review, Erin!

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  9. It's great! I love the idea of being able to customize the pockets to fit my needs.

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  10. I've been meaning to come up with something like this for a while. I'd love a pattern.

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  11. Love this pouch! Great review, too. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  12. Very fun way to carry those brushes;) I could really have fun with this pattern as I have lot's of teenage nieces!

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  13. I love this make up holder!! You did a great job with fabric selection too!

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  14. That looks like it would be so handy, especially for traveling.

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  15. This looks a great pattern - count me in please!

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  16. Love the fabrics you used Erin! This is a fab pattern, I love my makeup roll up :)

    Isn't George bunny smart? He is good at tricks, hehe!

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  17. i love it!! i've loved this pattern since Rachel first designed it, but haven't had the time to buy the pattern and try it out.

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  18. What a great pattern! Thanks for sharing!!

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  19. Great pattern and a great review!!!

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  20. I'm over from Rachel's blog. I loved her make up roll the first time round and love yours too! Such pretty colours and the ties look fab!
    (sabinamoolla@hotmail.com)

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  21. Great review, and BEAUTIFUL work on your makeup roll! Would love to try my hand at that pattern, and I would definitely do the tie closure like yours!

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  22. I would love to give this pattern a try! Love how it's customizable. This would be a great Christmas gift!!!

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  23. I've had my eye on that pattern for quite some time! Thanks for doing this giveaway (and making such a lovely roll!).
    (mrs.lmnop {at} gmail {dot} com)

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  24. Oh, I'd love to make one of those! I don't use much makeup, but I might be tempted to buy more just to fill up a pretty pouch!

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  25. Awersome :-) This is just perfect for knittingneedles :-)

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  26. This is gorgeous! Love your fabric choices!

    kasmith_02(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. I love the black and white with the turquoise! I'd love to make one of these for my mom and my sister... I don't wear makeup yet, it seems like too big of a hassle...but my mom and sister would love this!! :)

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  28. looks like an awesome pattern. I'd like to try making that for the Sewing Summit too. I know I'll need it!

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  29. Great job on the roll, it looks fantastic!

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  30. Love the pattern, the review and the fabric choices. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I absolutely love this, especially the turquoise! Fantastic idea for me and my girls to carry with us when we travel!

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  32. I would love this for my makeup brushes!

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  33. How awesome! I could really use something like that for my brushes!

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  34. how awesome! I would love this pattern
    jmsitok(At)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Such a great pattern and the fabrics you have used are lovely!

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  36. I have had Rachel's pattern bookmarked for ages and keep thinking I need to buy it in time to make a few up for Christmas presents! You did a great job with this - I love you color choices :)

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  37. How beautiful and what perfect colors too.
    I'd love to win the pattern so I can make one for myself.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    Debbie

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  38. Love your fabric choices! And what a fun and functional project!

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  39. Beautiful pouch and colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. Cute bag! Would love to make these for friends and sisters!

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  41. I love the fabrics you used. It would be wonderful to make these for holiday gifts and team gifts for the end of tennis season.

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  42. Cute!!! If I win the pattern, I might try making it out of laminated fabric so I can wipe it if I get any gunky makeup stuff on it.

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  43. Love this make-up pouch! Thanks for the chance to win one! :)

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  44. I love the fabric combo that you used! Thanks for the giveway!

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  45. I could use one of these. I love your fabrics. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

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  46. Love the colur chooses, there different.

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  47. Love this pattern and Rachel in general! Thanks for the review and the chance to win :)

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  48. This pattern looks great! I agree that the top flap is an awesome feature that you don't see on similar patterns. akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

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  49. I love it! Your fabric choices are so awesome!

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  50. That is such a cool pattern.... love the fabrics.. what a cool way to carry brushes!! :)

    I totally need one of these with all the travelling I do for work.. :)

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  51. Cute pattern, love your makeup bag.

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  52. I don't wear a lot of make up but oddly have a TON of brushes, so I would love to make this!

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  53. This is super cute. It's also the 1st one I've seen that wasn't exactly like a crayon roll up since there are little pockets for lip balm or something. Very nice :) I love the brush cover too so the whole thing doesn't get dirty inside. Great job!

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  54. I love this roll, and the fabrics you've chosen! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  55. I've been thinking of trying to make my own make-up bag with all the pockets and zippers I need. But this would be great!

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  56. What a nice bag. Looks like you can customize it easily. I like the flap as well to protect the brushes. You gave a great review!! Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

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  57. How great is this! I really like the rollup! Thanks for hosting the giveaway

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  58. Love the roll....thank you for the giveaway!

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  59. Great review and great make-up pouch - love the little pockets for your little jars of stuff!

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  60. Love this pattern! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  61. This looks like a great pattern- thanks for reviewing it. It would be a great quilt project to giveaway as a gift.
    Thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  62. I would love to win this pattern. It would save me having to work it out for myself, something I've been meaning to do for a long time.

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  63. My daughter and my daughter-in-law would love for me to make them each one! Thanks for the chance to win! Sandy sxygrndma48@yahoo.com

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  64. Thanks for a great review. I can imagine making several of these for Christmas gifts.

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  65. That is a great pouch. Thanks for a chance to win the pattern.

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  66. Great pattern, and a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing in the travel handmade show!

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  67. I like your works, they are beautiful.

    Congratulations

    have a good day

    Josefina

    tijerasycuchara.wordpress.com

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  68. that is so stinkin' cute.
    love the tie closure!

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