Child’s Rollup Art Caddy or Makeup Brush Caddy Tutorial
This is a Childs Rollup Art Caddy that can also be used as a Makeup Brush Caddy. The design is really simple to make and includes spaces for crayons, markers, makeup brushes, and paint brushes. There is also a zippered pouch and a slip pocket. The whole thing folds up into a neat little package that is secured with a hair tie and a button. I used remnants that I had in my stash for this project but if you do not have a stash of fabrics head over to Fabric.com or Hobby Lobby to get the perfect fabric for you.
What you will need for the Child’s Rollup Art Caddy or Makeup Brush Caddy:
- 1/2 yard of your main fabric
- 1/4 yard of your lining fabric
- 9″ zipper to match your main fabric
- 1 stretchy hair tie to match your main fabric
- 1 large button
- 1/4 yard of heavy weight interfacing
- 1/4 yard quilt batting
- Crayons and other art supplies or makeup and makeup brushes.
- Standard sewing supplies.
Once again I used remnant fabrics that I had on hand to create this project. As you all know, I love to use remnants because they are always at least 50% off and usually contain enough fabric to do Small craft projects. In this instance, I had Star Wars fabric that I found a few years ago. I paired the Star Wars fabric with some red and gold star fabric I also had on hand to make a galactic art caddy for my nephew for Christmas.
The first thing I did was measure and cut a piece of my main and lining fabric and quilt batting 10 1/4″ x 20″. You can make your project any size you would like. This seemed like a good size for the things I wanted to put into my nephew’s caddy. Next, I measured and cut another piece of my main fabric 6′ x 20″. Finally I cut 2 pieces of my main fabric and 2 pieces of my lining fabric 4″ x 10 1/4″ to use for the pouch.
I began to make the pouch. I took the zipper and sandwiched it between one piece of the main fabric and one piece of the lining fabric right sides together.
Notice that the lining fabric’s right side is facing up, the zipper’s right side is facing up, and the main fabric’s right side is facing down. Before I sewed the layers together I added heavy weight interfacing to the main fabric. Sew the layers together using a zipper foot if you have one. Repeat this process for the other side of the zipper. Once this is finished you should have 4 pieces of fabric with a zipper in the middle. Unzip the zipper.
With right sides together sew the bottoms only of the main fabric together then the lining fabric. Return both fabrics to right sides out and put the lining fabric inside the main fabric. Set aside
Take the 6″ x 20″ piece of fabric and fold it in half lengthwise and press. Place it on the bottom of the lining fabric lengthwise. Place the pouch on one end and pin. Mark the lines for the crayons or Brushes. Sew a single line for the each of the crayon/brush slots.
Once the lines have been sewn, sew the zippered ouch onto the lining.
Place a piece of quilt batting under the lining. Add the hair tie to the end of the caddy opposite from the zippered pouch so that just a little is peaking out. Then place the main fabric piece over the lining, crayon pouches and zippered pouch right sides together.
Sew around the entire caddy leaving a small gap so that you can turn the entire project inside out. Before turning the caddy, clip the corners. Turn the caddy using a poking device to push out the corners. Sew on a button to the other side of the caddy about 5 1/2 ” from the end where the zippered pouch. Top stitch around the edges to close the gap and to create a more professional look. Voila. You have now created a terrific artists or makeup caddy.
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