Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern

Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern. Free pattern, quick and easy to sew but so many uses!

My own makeup bag was in need of some attention.  I don't wear a lot of makeup, hardly ever and a quick look inside my bag reveals congealed mascara, eyeshadow colors that haven't changed since the early 90's and some supermarket brand lipsticks.  

I do have a couple of nice mineral foundation powders that I love and do wonders for my skin, but the rest needed to be sorted out and updated.  It seemed the perfect time to throw out the old cosmetics bag and make myself a nice smart new one.  So here is the Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern.

Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern. Free pattern, quick and easy to sew but so many uses!

The one I designed and made is just a little bigger than the bag I already had so that it can accommodate all the new makeup goodies I am going to buy myself, as well as a few travel-sized bottles of shampoo and shower gel I can slip in when I go on vacation.

The bag is simple, uses very little fabric (about 2/3rds of a fat quarter), has no fussy inside pockets (although you can add your own if you like), and takes me well less than 30 minutes to print the pattern, cut out and sew.  But quick and simple doesn't mean it's not awesome!  

It's the sort of bag that is versatile enough to be used for lots of applications, not just cosmetics and toiletries.  Keep all your pens and pencils in order, use it for a small first aid kit for the car, keep it in your desk at work for a few headache pills and other personal supplies.

Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern. Free pattern, quick and easy to sew but so many uses!

Make some for yourself, for gifts or to sell.

Now my husband wants one too for his shaving supplies and toiletries.  I'm not sure I have the right fabric in my stash for him, but maybe something plain and manly!

Skill level – beginner.  If you've never sewn a bag before, this one is perfect for you!  It comes with a full step-by-step video tutorial perfect for beginners.


  • Outer fabric – 14 x 18 inches.
  • Lining fabric – the same
  • 9-inch zipper
  • Interfacing/fleece of your choice

Included in the PDF download:

  • Simple to print pattern
  • Basic instructions, fabric layout
  • Full video tutorial to show you how to sew the bag

Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern. Free pattern, quick and easy to sew but so many uses!

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174 Responses to Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern

  1. Rebecca Nichols says:

    I’m a beginner and wanted to learn how to make a cosmetic bag for my daughter. She’s just asked me yesterday. Nov 18th so I went on Pinterest and scrolled and found your page. So I downloaded the pattern. My hubby and I went to Hobby Lobby grabbed a zipper and lining. So happy instructions were easy especially for me. We made the cosmetic bag. So excited. Thank you for sharing. Where can I post a picture of my bag. I want to with every beginner like me.

  2. Wendy Armitage-Bond says:

    This pattern is great tutorial is super easy and it enabled me to sew my first zip! I have made about 6 for the young cancer patients on our ward to be given with amenities inside when they are admitted unexpectedly thank you so much for sharing!!

  3. twirlingdervish says:

    I love your feline. They are the best beings. Oh! and the cosmetic bag: I love the last step pulling the lining and stitching!!! Voila! Thank you for another spectacular pattern.

  4. Mavis says:

    Thankyou so much for the pattern and the video. Mavis

  5. Hazel says:

    I’ve made this a few times and it’s such an easy pattern to do. Uses very little material but resulting finished item is great such a good size for make up or other items…Thank you so much

  6. Linda Robidoux Edmonds says:

    I am Sew So very Excited……I Made this bag and it came out pretty good…I have such bad luck trying to make things but I can’t get over it….If it wasn’t for the video tutoring me I could not have done this! Thank you so much for all you do! I want to make another one for my sewing notions to go into! Can’t wait to do that!

    • Nic says:

      I love this pattern, it’s super quick and easy, one of my favorites! I usually add a loop on one side so it’s easy to carry. I’ve made several and have also enlarged the pattern to make a lunchbag and even a weekend duffel!

  7. Donna Walls says:

    Such a Great Pattern and Sew So Easy to follow 🙂 Thanks so much for giving us this pattern. I made this bag in an afternoon (I’m a newbie sewist and slow) and it turned out so cute. I used Micky Mouse Fabric with a red and white polka dot lining. It really gave me the confidence I needed to learn and sew more.

  8. Mandy says:

    I love this easy cosmetic bag pattern. You are so clear with the instructions, great tutorial. Thank you so much.

  9. Maureen says:

    Why cant i acces the free pattern

  10. Lisette Turcotte says:

    I would love to sew this cosmetic bag, but it’s no where to be found. Can someone tell me where the pdf is. I have been looking and looking and I can’t find it.

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