DIY Washcloth Travel Kit

I’ve been travelling a lot this year, and I never have a good solution for my toiletries. I have a medium-sized bag, but it’s just one large bag so everything gets jumbled around in there when I travel. I decided I needed something a little more organized with more pockets for individual things, so I turned a washcloth into a toiletry travel kit! It’s the perfect place to store your toiletries while you travel, it rolls up so it doesn’t take up too much room in your suitcase, and it’s easy to make!

Turn a washcloth into a DIY travel kit! There's two no-sew options too if you don't sew!

Turn A Washcloth Into A Travel Kit

Here’s what you need to make your own washcloth travel kit: (affiliate links below to the products I use and recommend)

If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can sew this by hand with a needle and thread. Or you can make a no-sew version with iron-on hem tape or fabric glue. Either one will work great to turn a washcloth into a travel kit without sewing a stitch!

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Start by folding the bottom of the washcloth up so that it’s about an inch or two below the top of the washcloth. Sew up both outside edges of the washcloth to make a large “pouch”. Then sew a few straight lines up the middle of the pouch to create smaller “pockets”. (If you’re making a no-sew version, just use fabric glue or hem tape in the same spots.)

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Flip the washcloth over and attach the middle of the ribbon to one edge of the washcloth, about halfway up.

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And you’re done! Flip the washcloth back over and fill the pockets with your toiletries!

Turn a washcloth into a DIY travel kit! There's two no-sew options too if you don't sew!

When you’re ready to travel, roll the washcloth up and tie the ribbon around the middle to hold it closed, and you’re good to go!

Turn a washcloth into a DIY travel kit! There's two no-sew options too if you don't sew!

Turn a washcloth into a DIY travel kit! There's two no-sew options too if you don't sew!

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Rochelle says

    1 year ago

    Did you use a serger on the side seams? Will it hold up o.k. if you just use a regular stitch?

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      5 months ago

      I don’t have a serger, so I just did some regular stitches and it’s been holding up fine!

  2. Alexandra says

    6 years ago

    I have had a washcloth travel kit project in mind for sometime now. Love the idea!

  3. Dorie says

    6 years ago

    What size washcloth was used for this project?

  4. Crystal says

    6 years ago

    What a genius idea!! Love it! Pinned 🙂

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