Whenever I pack to go away, I hate the thought of putting my toothbrush 'loose' in my washbag. I've tried those plastic toothbrush holders, but I never seem to be able to clean them properly *sigh*! But all is not lost... while browsing on Pinterest I saw that people had made a travel wrap from a facecloth.... a perfect solution to my toothbrush related dilemma!!
Although I took my inspiration from Pinterest, I didn't follow any particular pattern and as per usual made it up as I went along! Here's what I did...
- Button (optional)
- Sewing bits
I had a nice bright yellow facecloth in my cupboard so started with this and then laid out my toothbrushes/toothpaste to get a rough idea of measurements. I folded over the bottom, pressed and roughly pinned where I wanted the pockets. I decided to go with three smaller and two bigger pockets, but this will depend on the size of your facecloth and what you want to add to it.
I sewed lines into the bottom half to make each pocket and secure the ends. These will show on the outer side, so probably best to match the thread to the colour of the material as much as possible.
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So now my toothbrush will be kept nice and clean and it can just be chucked in the wash afterwards! I can't wait to try it out!
21st April 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Living Well Spending Less
22nd April 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Cutesy Crafts
27th September 2013: Update - this post was mentioned here by The Tales of Me. Kate has made a fab version using a lovely deer print flannel!
So simple but a brilliant idea! I will definitely be making one of these. One for pinterest I think :)ReplyDelete
The Tales of Me
Thanks Kate! Would love to hear how you get on :)Delete
What an interesting solution. Effective and attractive, not just functional.ReplyDelete
Neat idea. Thanks for linking up to the weekly Upcycled Linky Party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/04/upcycled-linky-party-4.htmlReplyDelete
Such a cute project! It would make a great gift for a traveler!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your post at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!
Thanks Barb! That's a lovely idea to give it to someone off on their travels :)Delete
Beautiful! Exactly what I need NOW because I'm traveling to my sister's tomorrow. I'm featuring you this week. The party should be up within an hour and I do hope you will come over and link again this week. You help make the party GREAT! Your friend, LindaReplyDelete
Thanks Linda! It was very quick to do, so you might be able to make before going to your sister's :) Thanks so much for featuring us on your great linky party. Have linked up again this week! xDelete
Hi, I previously commented on this post but finally got round to making my on one. Here's a link to my blog if you want to see how it turned out - http://itswhatigotnotwhoiam.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/facecloth-toothbrush-wrap.html I obviously mention your fabulous blog in my post too :)ReplyDelete
Love your version Kate! The deer print flannel is great too - I want one! Thanks for the link back to us as well :) xDelete