DIY Washcloth Travel Kit

Hey Craftaholics Anonymous® readers! Its Jessi here from Practically Functional. I have an awesome project to share with you guys today: I turned a washcloth into a homemade 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!

DIY Washcloth Travel Kit

Turn a washcloth into a travel kit! A simple sewing project at Craftaholics Anonymous®

Here’s what you need to make your own washcloth travel kit:

  • washcloth
  • 12″-18″ of washable ribbon
  • sewing machine or needle and thread

To make a no-sew version of this travel kit, you can use iron-on hem tape or fabric glue. Either one will work great to turn a washcloth into a travel kit without sewing a stitch!

how to make a washcloth travel kit

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.)

easy sewing project

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

diy travel kit

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

DIY Travel Kit

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!

simple sewing project: washcloth travel kit

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Jessi @ Practically Functional
Hi, I'm Jessi, and I blog at Practically Functional, a blog about real projects that real people can actually do! You don't have to be a pro in order to craft or do DIY projects; Practically Functional is full of projects for everyday life that anyone can do, regardless of skill or experience! Whether you're looking for fun crafts, DIY projects both big and small, gardening advice, cleaning tips, or quick and easy recipes, you'll find them here! Follow the step by step instructions in every tutorial, and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions! Make sure you subscribe to free weekly emails so you don't miss a single tutorial!
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  1. 1

    Great idea. I think it would be a wonderful thing to prepare and tuck away in case of an emergency trip out of town, or in case one needs to go to the hospital. The latter is on my mind since I just went through it with my elderly mom and she wanted her own, familiar toiletries, rather than those the hospital and nursing home provided.

  2. 2

    Great idea. I think we will make some for the women’s and children’s shelter…