DIY Roll-Up Shower Caddy for Travel

Going on vacation? Keep your toiletries organized and accessible with this super simple DIY roll-up shower caddy for travel. It makes a perfect gift, too!

And don’t miss out on these travel ideas: Family Trip Planner (with T-Shirt designs!), Five Ways to Organize and Display Travel Mementos, and Clever and Useful Souvenir Ideas


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DIY Roll-Up Shower Caddy for Travel

Supplies you will need

  • Washcloth 12″ x 12″ (but you can easily adapt this to any size cloth or towel)
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • 18” of Ribbon


Step 1:

Measure out 18” of ribbon, cut it at a diagonal, and set it aside. These will be your ties.

Step 2:

Grab the bottom of your washcloth and fold it up about 4” (this is flexible based on what items you intend to include in your roll-up), making sure to keep the left sides and right sides even and together.

Step 3:

Fold your ribbon in half and place the folded side about an inch below the lower edge that’s now in the middle (see pic.)

placing the tie on a shower carrying case

Step 4:

Sew along the edge of the washcloth, keeping the ribbon in place, and the edges even. (see pic)

Sewing the tie side onto a shower caddy

Step 5:

Sew the other side of the washcloth. Start sewing from the bottom. (see pic) Sew along the edge of the washcloth, until you reach the top of the folded portion.

sewing the non-tie side on a shower roll up project

Step 6:

Lay the items you want to use in your DIY Shower Caddy on the sewn washcloth and use pins to mark on each side of each item. This will show you where to sew to make individual pouches. 

Pinning shower roll up case

Step 7:

Make the pouches by sewing straight vertical lines, beginning with your presser foot between your sets of pins. (In the above pic, I’m missing a pin on the left….oops, sorry!). Remove the pins as needed, and sew a straight line from the top of the folded portion to the bottom. Repeat as many times as necessary to complete each pouch. 

Step 8:

Place your items inside the pouches, roll up, and then tie the ribbons into a bow. It’s as simple as that! Pack this in your bags and your toiletries will stay organized and easiliy accessible!

travel case for toiletries

What a fun and fancy gift idea that can easily be customized with favorite colors. A DIY toiletries organizer that’s perfect for travel, but also dorm living and trips to the gym. Pin it for future reference! And for all the travelers out there, check out our Disney Instagram: @luvfromdisney

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Simple sewing project. Shower Roll-Up Caddy via

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Originally published 05.12.2016 // Updated 09.16.2019

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