My mother-in-law is a very artistic woman. She once made a birthday card for my husband that was soo awesome I want to share it with you.
I LOVE this card. Anyway, my point in sharing this with you is that I wanted to make something for her to support her creativity. I decided to make a roll-up fabric brush holder. These can be used for art brushes, makeup brushes, pens, or really anything you can come up with! Here is how to do it:
You will need:
3 pieces of fabric (mine were 10″x11″, but you can customize the dimensions to meet your needs) ribbon 1 piece of fusible interfacing 1/2 and inch shorter than the fabric all around
Step 1: Choose which piece of fabric will be the lining of the pocket and follow the directions on your interfacing package to attach it to the fabric.
Step 2: Choose which fabric piece will be the pocket. I chose a contrasting fabric. Fold this fabric in half, wrong sides together, so that the longest side is still its full length (mine was 5″x11″). The side with the fold should be the top of the pocket. Pin it in place.
Step 3: Sew verticle lines to create the pockets as shown in the picture below. I backstitched at the top and bottom of each line to give more durability. Do not sew the sides of the pocket yet, unless you want to do an unecessary extra step . Also, it helps to use a fabric pen/pencil to mark the pockets before you sew. I skipped this because I could not find my pencil. This step is what makes the project so versitile. You can make the pockets whatever size you want! I made varying sizes.
Step 4: Fold your ribbon right sides together and lay it on top of the last fabric piece, about halfway down. Then lay the fabric piece with the pocket on top right sides together. Line up the edges, pin in place, and sew along the edges-leaving a gap on one edge so you can turn it inside out.
Step 5: Turn it inside out, and iron flat. Tuck in the open edge so that it is flush with the seam. Pin it in place and sew along the top of the entire piece with about an 1/8″ seam allowance (as close to the edge as you can go). Then you are FINISHED!! It should look something like this:
You could also fold the top of the finished product down and iron it to make a flap to cover the brushes, or whatever else you put in there. I would also like to point out that I did not fold my ribbon right sides together, so my finished product has the matte side of the fabric showing. Oh well. I am happy with how it turned out. I hope you give this project a try and let me know how it turnes out!