Tutorial: How to make a brush bag

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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
Straight pins
Scissors/Rotary Cutter 

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.


<3 Saleena


  1. Oh, I love this! You are so creative! :)

  2. This is so cute! You should definitely submit this to some blogs! i am sure people would re-post this! It's a great idea!

  3. Great idea Brittanee! Do you know how to go about doing that? I wouldn't even know where to start...

  4. That's beautiful! I wish I had a sewing machine. I used to but I let my brother take it. He uses more than I ever did.


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