I have wanted to make one of these travel organisers for ages but had to wait until my sewing skills were at least somewhat acceptable! If you don’t have a sewing machine there are other ways you can go about creating a similar organiser and I will talk through this option in my ‘Tips’ section below.
This organiser is seriously handy for those of you like me who attempt to travel light but still want to take a choice of jewellery. I tend to do a lot of weekend city breaks rather than long holidays so we try to travel with just our hand luggage as much as we can. This organiser hardly takes up any room, is very light, and keeps all your jewellery tangle free!
The size of your organiser is entirely up to you. I only wanted a small sized organiser for my weekend trips away. The fabric I used came from a bundle of fat quarters I bought at Fabric land. These are cheap to buy and there are endless selections of colours and patterns available. Plus, the fat quarter bundles usually come in similar colours, patterns or themes so you are sure to find two fabrics to use for this organiser that will look great side by side!
There are lots of tutorials and videos online with different ways to make your organiser. You can adapt it to suit you. The necklace pocket has been sewn with three sections/dividers to keep the necklaces tidy and stop any tangles. The other pocket is for all my bracelets/extra earrings. Use Velcro tape for your ring holder so that you can easily take it off to remove/add rings. For the pockets and necklace holders I used metal poppers to make sure nothing falls out.
- Fabric (for the outside, lining, and pockets)
- Velcro tape
- Poppers (or buttons)
- Sewing machine
- If you don’t have a sewing machine there are other ways you can make an organiser. You could use fabric glue or Velcro to stick on all the pockets. Instead of using two fabrics (an outer fabric the lining) sewn together to create the base, you could use a more robust material such as leather or a cloth placemat.
- If you have mastered the sewing machine why not add zips sections for larger jewellery compartments.