/  Accessory Patterns   /  Free Sewing Pattern – Cosmetic Pods

Free Sewing Pattern – Cosmetic Pods

FREE beginner friendly Sewing Pattern and step by step YouTube tutorial for a boxy zippered makeup bag or cosmetic pouch.free pattern

The Cosmetic Pod – Free downloadable paper pattern piece – no measuring required!

Download the free pattern here:  Cosmetic Pod

Watch the full YouTube sewalong here: Sewalong 

Do please subscribe to my YouTube channel – (the more subscribers I have the more free tutorials I can produce)

A quick and easy free pattern for a beautiful boxy cosmetic pouch. Unlined and with no interfacings making it a really easy quick sew. Great for gifts

What you will need:

Outer fabric, small piece 35 x 30 cm (13 x 11″) : Use a nice heavyweight firm fabric that doesn’t fray such as cordura, vinyl, cork, oilskin, or oilcloth

12” nylon zip or longer

zip pouch 1.jpg

Just print out the pattern pieces and tape together as instructed. Prints onto A4 or US letter size paper. Cut out your fabric and follow the YouTube sewalong.

YOU WILL NEED ADOBE ACROBAT TO OPEN THE FILE. You probably already have it, but if not, you can download for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/

NB – The pattern is based on using a regular 1″ wide zip (including zip tape). If you are using a wider zip, take a slightly wider seam allowance at the zip edge to compensate, so your corner notches will still match up.

This Cosmetic Pod sits beautifully with my Packing Pods Sewing Pattern which you can find here – https://www.spencerogg.com/product/packing-pods-in-3-sizes-video-tutorial-pdf-sewing-pattern/

or watch the promo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us3zQudWJfU

Get the PU leather connector tabs used as a handle and lots of other bag making hardware: https://www.spencerogg.com/product-category/hardware/bag-handles/ (available from October 2019)20190920_135949

See more of my patterns and tutorials at:


For help support with my patterns, along with competitions and bag making chat, I would love you to join my Facebook Bag Sewing Group at:


Share your photos on Facebook or tag your make with #spencerogg on Instagramcosmetic pouch


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial – please follow the blog and subscribe to my YouTube channel for new tips and tutorials.

Amazon UK links. These are suggested sources where I have often purchased previously for items used in my videos, (the products are not mine, nor do I control supply):

I’m using a Janome Atelier 7 sewing maching: https://amzn.to/2ppAsDl

This is the stiletto I use in my videos: https://amzn.to/2qU3RpF

Or there is a straight version here: https://amzn.to/2NUeP7i

Hump jumper/Bulky Seam Aid Hemline: https://amzn.to/353d4KM

Or Dritz: https://amzn.to/37dHr32

Wonderclips: https://amzn.to/32RFyFV

or economical version: https://amzn.to/2KrvBZz

Prym Magnetic seam guide: https://amzn.to/2qVVEkE

Gutermann Thread: Sew-All: https://amzn.to/2qXl0yJ

Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles Universal Size 90/14 Regular: https://amzn.to/2QkRPQN

Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles Universal Size 100/16 Regular: https://amzn.to/2CMptqn

Schmetz Topstitch Machine Needle Size 16/100: https://amzn.to/2ptlpsk


  • Kellie
    September 22, 2019

    WoW thanks so much!

  • Jean Burke
    September 25, 2019

    Love your tutorial S

  • Doreen Sherk
    September 27, 2019

    Nice tutorial and easy to follow

  • Ebwase
    September 27, 2019

    Wonderful idea! I’ve learnt it for free. Thanks to you.

  • Ebwase
    September 27, 2019

    Great! Really inspiring.

  • Linda
    October 12, 2019

    Thank you so much for the free pattern! Love your work!!

  • Maxine
    November 10, 2019

    I am having trouble with the scale aspect of the pattern as the scale does not measure up on the drawing you have provided (I am using A4 paper)
    Is there another drawing available? I am a novice so I am unfamiliar with the process of enlarging the scale.
    Thank you kindly for your help.

  • Marie Graham
    November 12, 2019

    Just found you, thank you for the free pattern and tutorial.

  • robert
    November 29, 2019

    thank you for the free patterns xx

  • Theresa N Moore
    April 13, 2020

    While searching YouTube I first found the volunteer bag tutorial. Loved it and am planning on sewing several (mostly as gifts for my young girls and nieces). Also wanting to make several of these as well for my girls to use for their art supplies and the like to help organize their rooms (I hope).

  • Tina
    October 18, 2020

    I am struggling with printing this pattern. Others have printed perfectly, but this one seems to be shifter to the right on my paper so some of it is cut off right at your logo. suggestioons?

  • Dorothy Thompson
    July 10, 2022

    Where in the UK do you buy Cordura?

  • Lisa
    January 1, 2023

    Hello Diane, what a lovely pattern. Thank you! How would this work with directional patterned fabric? Where would the best place be on the pattern to make the join? Thank you again

      • Lisa
        January 1, 2023

        Thank you Diane, will be giving this pattern
        a go later today! Have the perfect oilcloth fabric! Thank you again! Ps Happy New Year x


Post a Comment

Select your currency
%d bloggers like this: