Tuesday, November 13, 2012

my new Makeup Roll (and pattern!)

Hey, look what I made!

my new Makeup Roll (and pattern!)

Yep, it's a new makeup roll for Moi!  I've married some old favorite fabrics from Anna Maria Horner with Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt.  Isn't it happy!  Love. love.

Denyse + Anna Maria

It has indeed been years since I made my first makeup roll, and that baby had been hard used.  I wanted to freshen things up while working out some pattern improvements. I'm excited to bring you the updated, streamlined pattern just in time for holiday gift making!

sweet Garden Party

So, what's changed?  Well, the biggest improvement is that all pockets are now lined.  While not strictly necessary, lining makes for sturdier, longer-wearing pockets.  And, guess what?  It doesn't even take longer!  Nope, not a bit longer.  Actually, this new way of assembling the pockets is faster.  What's not to love about that?

I've also streamlined the finishing process to make for a tidier finish.  All this while shortening the overall page count by 2 whole pages.  I do count this a victory!

make. Makeup Rolls

Well, I hope that this solves that what-to-make delimna for some patchwork-loving gift-giver.  I've made so many rolls by now, as gifts for friends and family.  Everyone loves something both practical and pretty, for travel and for home. 

Or, you know, you can just make one for yourself.  Here's to adding patchwork goodness to your morning routine!

makeup roll pattern

The improved Makeup Roll Pattern is now available at my shop.  Enjoy!

P.S.  If you've previously bought this pattern, I'd be happy to send you the updated version.  Please provide your payment email address and I'll see if I can track down your order to confirm.  Or, you can also provide me with a photo of your finished roll as proof of purchase.  I'm sure you'll love the updates!


  1. Love it. Great holiday gift idea too.

  2. It's nice that you will update the pattern for those who have purchased the original. :-)

  3. I bought your pattern about a month or so ago and have already made 7! The first one I followed the pattern, but with the other 6, I lined the pockets like you're talking about here. Too funny! And it truly is faster. :) I've made them for a small craft fair this weekend (I'm selling other stuff, as well), so we'll see how they sell!

    1. I forgot to mention that I made extenders for the rolls. Some women have quite a bit that they use and the original pockets were enough. 2 pieces. I've added snaps to connect the I'll take a picture soon and post it in your Flickr group.

  4. Sold! I've vowed to make the gifts for all of the women on my Christmas list this year. This will solve my tricky sister gift conundrum. :)

  5. Is that some great Mary Kay eye colors tucked inside?! :) Love your ideas. I've been wanting to make something similar for our crochet hooks ...

  6. Hi Rachel....I love it......its really beautiful...in my penultimate entrance I make a hook case and I write you can use it for other thinks...like make up pincels...but yours its beautiful.
    Nice Greatings from Berlin


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