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I like to travel and I like to be well-organized. That’s why I designed this folding toiletry bag. It not only helps me stay organized when traveling, but it folds up and packs neatly with all my other gear. The Tri-Fold Toiletry Bag can be made in an afternoon, is home sewing machine friendly, and is a quick sew for intermediate sewists. Read on for more about the sewing pattern below, or skip ahead to purchase it here.
Are there any Schitt’s Creek fans here? If you haven’t seen the show yet, it’s a hilarious binge-worthy show, and you can currently watch the whole series on Netflix. And if you like to sew while binging a good show, you’ll want to grab yourself a couple of yards of JoAnn’s new line of Schitt’s Creek cotton fabric and get making!
For those who are fans of the awesomely delightful show Schitt’s Creek but new to Scratch and Stitch, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Cathi, and here at Scratch and Stitch, I make things with my sewing machine and teach you how to do so. Here, you can find sewing patterns for bags and stuffed animals, upcycled clothing ideas, and various other DIY projects.
This post is sponsored by JOANN. The sewing pattern, tutorial, and opinions are my own.
I was delighted to be asked to design a project using JoAnn’s Schitt’s Creek cotton fabric line. So in collaboration with JoAnn, I’ve come up with a product that I think David would stock at the Rose Apothecary store.
“It’s a general store, but it’s also a very specific store. It’s also not just a store, it’s like a place where people can come and get coffee or drinks, but it’s not a coffee shop, nor is it a bar. Yeah, it’s an environment. And yes, we will be selling things, but it’s more like a branded immersive experience.”
— David Rose on Rose Apothecary
To feature the almost black and white Schitt’s Creek fabric with repeating Rose Apothecary logo pattern, I’ve created a folding toiletry bag perfect for a getaway at Coachella, a weekend of glamping with friends, or even an extended stay at a roadside motel.
All materials used to make the Tri-Fold Toiletry bag can be found at JoAnn (listed and linked below). Detailed step-by-step videos and a printable PDF with full instructions are available for purchase here.
More About the Folding Travel Toiletry Bag
The toiletry bag is the perfect size to pack the essentials. The bag unfolds and hangs to showcase your gear in one mesh and two clear pockets. When it’s time to pack up, it folds up for easy carrying and packing. The zipper pockets and magnetic snap will keep your things secure and safe in between uses.
Being well-organized helps make traveling less stressful. The bag has three individual pockets to separate your things. Pack your makeup, shampoos, and soaps, plus your toothbrush and toothpaste all in their own places.
Tri-Fold Toiletry Bag
Load it. Zip it. Hang it. Fold it. Pack it. The Tri-Fold Toiletry Bag is the perfect-sized travel bag to organize your toiletry goods.
- folded size: 10″ x 8 1/2″ X 2 1/2″
- open size: 10″ x 26″ X 2″
- 1 mesh zippered pocket
- 2 clear vinyl zippered pockets
- hanging loop
- carrying handle
- magnetic snap closure
- Recommended Fabrics: vinyl, cotton, leather
If you like making things yourself, like me, this pattern is available for sale in my sewing pattern shop.
- Printable PDF pattern with step-by-step instructions.
- SVG files for all pieces for use with a cutting machine
- Access to online start-to-finish video instructions..
This is a PDF pattern download, not a physical bag. After purchase, the PDF pattern with links to videos will be emailed immediately. Refunds cannot be given for digital products.
- ½ yard cotton fabric (or vinyl, faux leather, or leather)
- ¼ yard fusible woven stabilizer (i.e. Pellon Shape-Flex SF101)
- ¼ Pellon Decovil Light 525 fusible stabilizer (fusible foam like Pellon Flex Foam would work as well)
- 6 yards (2 packs) ½” extra wide double fold bias tape (or make your own 2” bias tape)
- ¼” yard HeatnBond Iron-on Vinyl (for use with cotton fabric on interior only)
- 10” x 4½” mesh fabric
- ¼ yard clear vinyl (I like 8 – 12 gauge)
- 3 10” zippers (plastic or nylon)
- 1 1½” D-Ring
- 1 magnetic snap
- felt scrap
- coordinating thread (heavyweight or upholstery is best)
- sewing machine (this can be made on any home sewing machine)
- cutting mat
- rotary cutter
- rulers (Omnigrid rulers are my favorite!)
- sewing clips
- glue stick (optional, for temporary hold)
- stiletto (or similar tool)
- disappearing or washable fabric marking pen
This folding toiletry bag would make an excellent gift for the traveler in your life. And especially if they’re a Schitt’s Creek fan, make sure to use JoAnn’s Schitt’s Creek fabric line.
Thank you, JoAnn, for the inspiration through this fantastic fabric! And thanks Schitt’s Creek for the laugh-until-I-cried laughs.
This toiletry bag is gorgeous. I’m looking for a personal fun project to complete as a beginner to sowing. Would you recommend this pattern? Do you have patterns for beginners?