Over a year ago I designed a padded makeup roll that holds my everyday makeup in one organized bundle. No more digging through a plastic cosmetic bag or taking one piece at a time from the drawer. So tedious! It's such a little thing, but it makes "makeup mornings" that much more pleasant. Oh, and when it's time for a trip, it's all ready to go with protective padding built in. I seriously adore using mine!
By request, I made a second makeup roll for my mom last mother's day.
Since then I've made a few more, including this one that I stitched up for my mother-in-law's birthday. Each time was an opportunity to improve the design. And since many of my friends have hinted that they'd like one, I figured it was worth my time to make this into a full and customizable pattern. To me the appeal is all the fun of pretty patchwork combined with its practical purpose. I can't resist neat and tidy and organized.
After our little confession experiment, I realize that some find pattern-selling obnoxious. I thought this might be a good time for me to once again make clear - I am trying to earn money through my sewing and through this blog. I enjoy teaching what little I know through free tutorials and quilt-alongs, which I fully intend to keep up. But, I also will offer some of my work for sale in the form of patterns like this one. As I explained here, I'm on a mission this year to see if I can build up some sort of business with Stitched in Color to augment our soon-to-be-reduced income so that I can homeschool my littles rather than go out and get a new away-from-home job. Of course, I so appreciate you're here, whether or not you're interested in buying patterns! Really. Thanks for reading Stitched in Color!
I put a lot of work into this pattern, so that there are a total of 12 pocket options with step-by-step pictures and directions to hold your hand along the way. The pdf pattern amounts to 13 pages and is available for immediate delivery through the Stitched in Color Shop. With a fat quarter and some fabric scraps you can whip up this half-day project to create a beautiful treat for yourself, your mama or someone else you love.
Click here to buy my Makeup Roll pattern. As always, I'd love to see anything you create inspired by my patterns or tutorials at our Flickr group.
And thanks for stitching with me!