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I am taking a painting class this fall, and I am SO excited. I have always enjoyed painting and have completed a few things here and there (one being my guestbook, seen below) but I have never taken an art class.
In the midst of my anticipation, I have been collecting all of the required materials for the class, although did not come across a brush bag that would fit my brushes. [They are quite tall.] So, I decided to get creative and make my own - something unique yet convenient.
Material with decorative print
Step 1: Measure Your Canvas
I started with cutting a corner off of the canvas curtain we used as our photo booth backdrop. Because it was a corner, two sides were already sewn for me.
Step 2: Straight pin your sides
Step 3: Sew your sides
Step 4: Measure more canvas material for a pocket, straight pin, and sew.
Step 5: Straight pin and sew pocket on canvas back
Step 6: Measure brushes
I found the easiest way to do this is place your brushes in your pocket and with a ruler draw a vertical line to follow while sewing. Make sure there is a enough room for your brushes to fit while it still being tight enough to hold them in place.
Step 7: Sew along lines
Step 8: Measure another fabric to be a little bigger than the canvas back
Step 9: Straight pin the sides and sew
Step 10: Straight pin fabric to canvas and sew
Step 11: Straight pin straps and sew
A couple years ago, Matthew bought me a dress from Anthropologie for Christmas, and the box was tied with this adorable button ribbon. I've held on to it, knowing I was going to use it somewhere.
Step 12: Sew on your straps
Make sure to only sew a few inches of your straps so you have enough material to wrap around your bag
And thats it! Here's the inside...
And the outside :]
This bag will work for make-up brushes and other accessories as well.