So many of the projects that you will find on our site are inspired by everyday solutions that my team and I use in our own lives. This project is no exception! Traveling can always be a hectic endeavor, so it is nice to stay as organized as possible when you are packing. Having your own wash me wear me travel laundry bag makes packing so much easier! Below you will find the tutorial to sew your own stylish and functional travel laundry bag that will hold up during any travel adventure.
This sewing project is really simple to make with any sewing machine. A serger is not necessary, but it is also a convenient tool to make your travel laundry bag. Start by gathering your materials. We wanted to find a lightweight but sturdy material for our travel laundry bag that would also be easy to throw into the wash. We chose a Robert Kaufman brand fabric blend with 55% linen and 45% cotton in a pretty charcoal grey color. I fell in love the instant I saw it! You will also need zipper, a grommet, and two roman shade ribs to complete this project, which you should be able to find at your local craft or fabric store. Cut your fabric according to the measurements specified in the step-by-step photo tutorial below. Follow the tutorial to guide you through the sewing process. Adding the grommet is optional, but it conveniently allows you hang your laundry bag on a hanger while you are traveling!
After you have finished sewing your travel laundry bag, you can add some cute ribbons to your zippers for some extra decoration. To add the Wear Me Wash Me graphics, download the template below. Use the SVG if you have a cutting machine, or the PDF if you are cutting by hand. If you are using the PDF version, we have already mirrored the file for you. We used Cricut’s Iron-On Lite in gold, but of course you can choose any color scheme that you would like! I loved the look of matching the gold lettering with a gold zipper and grommet. And there you have it! A simple way to make your own travel laundry bag perfect for organizing your socks and undies while you are on the go. If you are looking for other stylish and functional projects that make travel more stress-free, check out our easy-to-make handmade journals so that you can quickly take notes or write down information as you travel. And stay updated on all of our DIY projects by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a daily dose of craftiness! Enjoy ~ Lia