Two, count ’em two, brush roll projects today! I found out that a friend of mine is a painter. She told me that her teacher had the coolest fabric roll to carry her brushes. I, of course, took that as a challenge, and said I could make her one.
She picked out this faboo day of the dead fabric from my collection.
Pardon me, fine ladies, you are looking quite skeletal today!
She has 21 brushes that she uses. I measured the length and determined that the interior needed to be10-1/2″ high finished. The pockets needed to be 5″ tall to hold the brushes, and 1″ wide each.
I found one brush for the photo shoot, so 20 colored pencils are actors portraying paint brushes. I added the flap on the top so the brushes don’t leap out as she flings around her brush roll. Satin pigtail cord ties this puppy up nicely.
This is my makeup brush roll for my upcoming European adventure. Decided to make it look Hawaiian, for that little touch of home on the road.
The brushes have varied sizes of stems/sticks/handles. The pockets are sewn to accommodate that.
Don’t they look happy and cheerful in their floral home? Once again, a flap to prevent flinging. I also made a shaped flap for the tie end.
I think I have found my mission: to organize brushes, one roll at a time. If anybody wants to make their own brush roll and would like pointers, let me know.
Now go out there and make something pretty!