10 Free Toiletry Bag Patterns

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Toiletry bag patterns. Not 1 but 10 of them. Different sizes, shapes and styles. All Stunning!! Which toiletry bag pattern is your favorite?


TODAY not a tote bag pattern, but a toiletry bag pattern. I’m featuring ** 10 ** toiletry bag patterns + bag making tutorials. Use them for cosmetics/toiletry/make-up bags, or as a small bag for your keys, wallet and lipstick. For in your tote bag.


It’s summer and we need these bags rather than one more tote bag. Personally, I need a makeup bag for travel. That is, I need a make-up bag that ‘s just the right size to hold all my bottles of lotions and potions, soap, and make-up to take along on my vacation.


I don’t know about you, but I have quite a few make-up & toiletries bags. However, none of them actually hold my bottles, make-up and things properly.

One’s too small for the bottles, but has nice polka dots fabric. I use it to carry my crochet projects around town instead. Another one is really big, and while it is made with nice, sheer & feminine fabric, it’s shapeless and all the bottles fall over in it and make a mess. My third one is a faux Louis Vuitton bag for cosmetics, which practically hold my daily stash of lipsticks & stuff, but it does not hold my vacation-volume of lip liners & lipsticks.

I actually have bag-envy with my husband who has two hanging toiletry bags. Great idea, however his bags are masculine: black with Velcro closures, etc. Sturdy but not pretty.

You get the picture, my dear friends, I NEED …. crave …. a (set of cosmetics/toiletry bag patterns that will actually HOLD all things I want to travel with, and that his highly practical to use, and… is pretty! And if you are like me, YOU need a bag like that also.

So, let’s go try out some toiletry bags.

I did quite some research into finding the right toiletry bag patterns for us.

toiletry bag patterns

Toiletry Bag Patterns :: Bag Making Instructions

1. Measure the sizes of your bottles. Your bag has to be at least this high.

2. Measure the circumference of all the bottles you really want to take along with you on your trip. Your bag has to be at least these wide and long.

Now, with these measurements, adjust the general make-up cassette patterns below. That way, this year, YOU WILL HAVE A (set of) TOILETRIES BAG(s) THAT ACTUALLY HOLD ALL THE BOTTLES YOU NEED. Yeah!

3. Choose your best toiletry bag designs, given your set of bottles & amount of cosmetics you must have while traveling, and go make your perfect set of bags:

Design 1a: Elegant Pleaded Zippered & Lined Make-up Bag

10 free toiletry bag patterns :: FineCraftGuild.com


Details Matter! So pay attention to them. E.g. Note how the satin lining of bag 1a and 1b really lift the bags from plain and simple bags into glamorous pouches!

Design 1b: Flat, Zippered & Lined Make-up Bagwithout pleads

make up bag

Design 1c:

Flat, Knitted & Felted Make-up Bag with Snap closure (free knitting pattern).

Love those little tassels!!

Design 1d:
Flat, Zippered Wristlet Make-up Bag (free sewing tutorial)
make up bag wristlet

These are essentially the same designs, but with slightly different dimensions & unique details, closures & fabric patterns.

Design 2: Square-Sided Make-up Bag, with Top Zipper and side handle
make up bag pattern makeup_bag_squaresides
Design 2a: Square-sided Make-up Bag with Extended Top Zipper

make up bag rectangual_longzip

Little Boxy Pouch Tutorial>: This free sewing tutorial is for a tiny little bag of 4.5” x 3” x 2”, however, you could easily enlarge its dimensions by making minor modifications to the pattern.
Design 3: Flat Make-up Bag.

Styled like a pencil bag with central zipper and lining (free sewing pattern)

make up bag_flat
Design 4:Triangle- Sided Make-up Bag
make up bag triangularsides
This bag is a good one to upsize to hold your larger shampoo bottles. Ensure that you make sufficient and large-enough pockets. Also, a sewn-in line of elastic band could be helpful to hold those bottles upright.
Design 5: Cosmetics Roll Bag

Make up bag roll

Very pretty & organized, but does not hold toiletry bottles. Worst of all, Kelly Rachel, the designer gave up on her blog and the pattern … vanished. Ohhh…. But no worries, I’ll find you a new pattern sometime soon.
Design 6: Envelope Makeup Bag
Closure with Velcro & stylish envelop flap; Decorative button. makeup_bag_envelop

TIP: it is completely legal to add ruffles to any of these toiletry bags. Stitch the ruffled fabric strips to the front of the bag. Then, sew the front and the back of the bag together.


Over to YOU / Craft Parties

That’s probably enough ideas to get your creative juices going. Show me what you have made, and link it up here at the CURRENT LINKY PARTY which you can find on the home page of Fine Craft Guild. I’d love to feature your work!


  1. What is the link for Design 4? I’d love to make it!

    note Rose: link is now fixed

  2. Love the patterns, thank you for the tutorial!

  3. Do you have a pattern for the hanging toiletry bag? I am wanting to make a bigger one for our family and am having a hard time finding a tutorial on how to make one.

  4. you know, there is no other pattern than the one that I talk about in the article, ~ rose


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