Holiday in Style: DIY Travel Jewellery Case
Ideal for weekends away, when travelling with work, or going on holiday, this handy travel jewellery case is a must-make for those of you who want to keep your favourite beads and bangles tangle-free whilst you’re adventuring! Cleverly designed to feature separate compartments for different types of jewellery, this handy jewellery organiser will allow you to select and store your favourite rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces to take away with you, and ensure they’re all safe and secure in your suitcase! This fantastic DIY sewing project can be made with two fat quarters of fabric… check out our fat quarters range right here, and start designing your own!
You Will Need:
Use a ¼” seam allowance.
- 20” x 18” outer fabric
- 20” x 18” lining fabric
- 20” x 10” fusible fleece
- 9” x 9” felt
- 10” zip
- 20” ribbon
- 60” 1” wide bias binding
- Toy filler
- 4 x poppers
- Hole punch
Fabric to Cut:
- One outer and one lining piece measuring 9” x 18”
- Two outer and two lining pieces for the zip pocket measuring 9” x 6”
- Two strips of lining fabric for the ring holder measuring 2 ½ ” x 8”
- One piece of felt measuring 8” x 4”
- One piece of felt measuring 2” x 9”
- Three pieces of felt measuring 1” x 4”
How to Make a Travel Jewellery Case:
Fuse fleece to the wrong side of the large lining piece.
Take your hole punch and, on a small setting, punch holes in pairs, 1” apart along the 2” x 9” rectangle of felt.
Add three of the poppers to each end of the 4” felt strips so that the ends of the strips will fasten.
Sew the outer pocket pieces to each side of the zip.
Sew the pocket lining pieces to the opposite sides of the zip.
Fold the pocket in half, lining sides together. Place over one end of the large lining piece, sew along the sides within the seam allowance.
Place the three 4” strips of felt in a row just above the zipped pocket, 1 ½” apart. Sew straight across the centre. Sew the 8” x 4” length of felt to the side, so that it folds over the strips.
Fold the ring holder strip in half lengthways, right sides together, and sew along the long side. Twist so that the seam is in the centre of the tube and sew across one end. Turn the right side out. Sew across the end seam, ½” from the edge. Stuff with toy filler. Add one half of the remaining popper to the sewn end of the tube.
Sew the open end of the tube to the side of the case, 5” from the end of the fabric. Add the second half of the popper to the fabric to fasten the ring holder.
Place the punched strip of felt over the fabric, 1 ½” from the top. Sew along the sides within the seam allowance, then straight down the centre.
Cut the ribbon in half. Sew one piece, facing inwards to the centre of the case, over the opposite end to the pocket.
Fold over the end of the second piece of ribbon, and sew to the outer fabric piece, centrally 6 ½” from one end.
Place the two rectangular pieces wrong sides together, and secure with spray adhesive if you wish. Make sure the ribbon on the outer piece sits over the pocket. Sew bias binding all around, overlapping the ends and mitring the corners.
Fold the tape over the edge and hand sew with a slip stitch.
Fold the case over and tie the ribbon to fasten. And there you have it – your gorgeous travel jewellery case is complete… now there’s nothing left to do but fill it, and pop it in your suitcase! Check out our range of gorgeous fat quarters, and decide which fabrics you’ll make yours with!
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