Paint Brush Roll-Up Case – An Easy Sewing Project

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Do you love to draw or paint? We have the perfect new sewing project for you! I am going to show you this Paint Brush Roll-Up Case – An Easy Sewing Project! This is a cute and fun way to store your art supplies. Whether you are on the go or just want some nice organization, this paintbrush roll-up is a fun way to get the job done. This sewing project is perfect for beginners. You can make this in about half an hour or less depending on your skill. You only need to make a few straight stitches for this project. My kids love using these on road trips and playdates. They can pack up all their own paintbrushes and make something creative with their friends. You could also make this to store some of your eyeliner, mascara, and other small beauty items in a super-compact way. I made my kids a few of these in different colors so they could have one for their paintbrushes and one for their colored pencils. This roll-up is much easier to keep up with than those tiny boxes of colored pencils. You could even embroider their names on them if you wanted. Either way, this is a great way to store any of your creative craft supplies.

You’ll only need a few supplies for this project. I picked out some fun tye-dye fabric and some simple twill ribbon. You’ll also need some tailor’s chalk or a fabric marking pen. Other than that, you’ll just need some basic supplies you should already have on hand like fabric scissors, thread, a sewing machine, and some sewing clips. I will always recommend getting a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler if you plan on sewing as a hobby. Once you have all your supplies, we can get started!

Paint Brush Roll-Up Case - An Easy Sewing Project

What You’ll Need:

paintbrush rollup supplies

How To Make A Paint Brush Roll-Up Case

measure & cut fabric

The first thing I like to do on any sewing tutorial is wash, dry, and iron my fabric. This will act as a preshrinking process so that your stitches don’t pull out when you wash this paintbrush roll-up case the first time. Once you have done that, you are going to cut two pieces of fabric 19″ x 19″. You will also cut one piece of fabric 7″ x 19″.

fold over 1" on 7" fabric piece

Next, you will take the 7-inch piece of fabric and fold it over about 1″ on one of the 19″ sides. Press the fold.

sew across fold

Now on this how to make a paintbrush roll-up case tutorial, it’s time to sew. Stitch across the fold you pressed to hold it in place.

place 19" x 19" fabric right side up with 7"x 19" piece on top

Place one piece of 19″ x 19″ fabric right side up. Place the hemmed 7″ piece on top of the 19″ piece near the bottom right side up.

place other fabric piece on top, right sides together

Place the other 19″ x19″ piece right side down. Be sure to line the pieces up then clip in place to hold it together.

cut twill tape 19"

Cut a 19″ piece of twill tape and place it in the middle of the fabric on the right or left side. I always do right for right-handed and left for left-handed.

clip twill strip in place between fabric pieces

Next on this how to make a paintbrush roll-up case tutorial, place the twill long strip in between the two pieces of fabric facing each other. Leave a tab of the twill on the outside and pin or clip. When sewing, be sure to only sew the tab and not the long strip between the two layers.

sew all four sides, leaving a gap at the bottom to turn

Starting at the bottom, stitch along all four sides leaving a small hole at the bottom to flip right side in.

clip corners

Once stitched, clip the corners and flip this right side in. Clipping the corners helps reduce the fabric bulk, just remember when clipping your corners be sure not to cut into your stitching. Now your pocket and the twill tape long piece will be on the outside.

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sew hole closed by sewing around all four sides

Press the entire piece along with the hole to make sure the raw edges are tucked inside and clean. Topstitch all four sides. This will close the hole and reinforced the twill tape.

mart fabric for pockets

Now on this how to make a paintbrush roll-up case tutorial, we will make the pockets for our paintbrushes. Along your pocket mark 1 inch gaps along the top of the fabric with taylors chalk. If you don’t have tailors chalk you can use clips or pins to mark this as well.

sew from top to bottom to make vertical pockets

Stitch from the top of the pocket to the bottom making vertical pockets along the pocket. These will be the pockets for the paintbrushes. Once complete trim off all excess thread and then place in paintbrushes.

finished paintbrush roll-up

Flip down the top then roll. Use the twill tape to wrap around the roll and secure it. And that’s it! Now you know how to make a paintbrush roll-up case! This is perfect for carrying your art supplies on the go. This would also work well at holding colored pencils or other drawing items. My kids love using these for their creative time during the afternoon. This is such a fun little project, you could make a few and give them away as gifts.

How To Sew A Paintbrush Roll-Up

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Paint Brush Roll-Up Case - An Easy Sewing Project

Paint Brush Roll-up Create Card

Sew your own fun paintbrush rollup case. Great for arts and crafts!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $25.00

Instructions

    1. Cut 2 pieces of fabric 19 inches by 19 inches. Cut one piece of fabric 7 tall by 19 inches wide.
    2. Take the 7-inch piece of fabric. Press a hem at the top. Stitch across.
    3. Place one piece of 19x19 fabric right side up.
    4. Place the hemmed 7-inch piece on top of the 19-inch piece near the bottom right side up.
    5. Place the other 19x19 piece right side down. Be sure to line the pieces up then clip with sewing clips.
    6. Cut a 19-inch piece of twill tape and place it in the middle of the fabric on the right or left side.
    7. Place the twill long strip in between the two pieces of fabric facing each other.
    8. Leave a tab of the twill on the outside and pin or clip. When sewing be sure to only sew the tab and not the long strip between the two layers.
    9. Starting at the bottom stitch along all four sides leaving a small hole at the bottom to flip right side in.
    10. Once stitched flip this right side in. Now your pocket and the twill tape long piece will be on the outside.
    11. Press the entire piece along with the hole to make sure the seam is inside and clean.
    12. Topstitch all four sides. This will close the hole and reinforced the twill tape.
    13. Along your pocket mark 1 inch gaps along the top of the fabric with tailors chalk.
    14. Stitch from the top of the pocket to the bottom making vertical pockets along the pocket.
    15. Flip down the top then roll. Use the twill tape to wrap around the roll and secure it.

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