How To Make A Travel Manicure Kit

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Are you someone who’s always on the go but can’t keep track of everything you need to bring with you on a trip to keep your nails looking good? Then I have an easy sewing project that even a beginner can sew. As it can be hard to keep those small hygiene items with you on a trip for those times you want to pamper yourself. We have a solution that keeps them all together which means you are less likely to misplace or lose any of your manicure tools. We show you How To Make A Travel Manicure Kit! This fun sewing tutorial shows you how to make your own cute roll-up manicure kit so you are never without what you need to keep your nails looking their best.

travel manicure set

This fun sewing tutorial includes a FREE Travel Manicure Set Printable Pattern! No more measuring and making sure you cut the right shape and size. This makes cutting out your fabric to the perfect dimensions is quick and easy, plus it makes making multiples of this travel manicure set easy. Enough about this sewing project let’s get to work on it.

How To Make A Travel Manicure Kit

What You’ll Need:

Travel manicure kit supplies

How To Make A Travel Manicure Kit

pinning travel manicure kit pattern to fabric.

Start this how to make a travel manicure kit sewing tutorial by printing and cutting out your FREE Travel Manicure Set Printable Pattern. Use your main pattern piece to cut out one piece from the main fabric, one piece from the secondary fabric for the back piece, and one piece from the fusible interfacing. Use your front pocket pattern piece to cut one piece from the secondary fabric and use your back pattern piece to cut one piece from the third selection of cotton fabric. Cut a 26” piece of the ribbon, preferably using pinking shears if you have them to avoid the ends from unraveling. 

making pockets for travel manicure kit

Take your front and back pocket pieces. Fold each in half lengthwise with wrong sides together, so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Using a medium-high iron, press on the fold on each of the pockets.

sewing pockets on travel manicure kit

It’s time to sew! Using a 1/8″ seam allowance, stitch across the fold on each of the pockets.

making smaller cylinder pockets for travel manicure kit

Next on this how to make a travel manicure kit sewing tutorial, we will make the pockets. Using your fabric marker, working from left to right, make the following marks on the front of each the pockets: 3”, 2.5”, 1.25”, 1.25”. Next, using your fabric marker and a ruler, make a vertical line on each of the marks on each of the pockets.

sewing pockets on travel manicure kit

With right sides facing up, line up all your raw edges and pin the front pocket onto the back pocket. Attach the pockets to one another by sewing along the lines you have drawn in the previous step, making sure to sew along the lines on both pockets from top to bottom. This travel manicure kit it starting to come together!

sewing front pocket on travel manicure kit

With right sides facing up, place your pockets on top of the main piece. Line up all your raw edges and pin the pocket pieces in place.

sewing pockets together for travel manicure kit

Using a using a 1/8″ seam allowance, baste the pocket in place. We are about halfway through this how to make a travel manicure kit sewing tutorial!

folding back piece of travel manicure kit

Now we will make the outside of the travel manicure kit. Using a medium-high iron, attach the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the back pattern piece. Flip the piece over so the right side of the fabric is showing and find the center and using your fabric marker, make a small mark. Fold your ribbon in half to find the center.

pinning ribbon for travel manicure kit

Match up the center marks and pin in place.

sewing ribbon on travel manicure kit

Attach the ribbon in place by sewing a rectangle approximately 1.5”x1”in the center of your fabric. This will keep your travel manicure kit nice and secure when rolled up.

pin ribbon to center of travel manicure kit

Fold the ribbon and pin into place.

sew everything together

Now on this how to make a travel manicure kit sewing tutorial, we will put it all together! With right sides together, line up all your raw edges and pin the main/pocket piece to the back piece with the ribbon.

leave opening to turn travel manicure kit right side out

Using a using a 3/8″ seam allowance and leaving a 3” opening at the top for turning, sew around the entire piece. Be sure to reinforce at the beginning and the end of your opening at the top 😊 

turn right side out

Clip your corners and using your turning tool, turn your DIY Roll-Up Manicure Kit right side out. Press the opening closed with a warm iron so that it is even with the rest of the top. As the final step in this how to make a travel manicure kit sewing tutorial, run a top stitch across the top of your DIY Roll-Up Manicure Kit to close the opening using a 1/4″ seam allowance. You can do this all the way around if you like, but depending on the fabrics you use, your DIY Roll-Up Manicure Kit could be quite thick, and it may cause some issues if you don’t have the proper needle.

topstitch

Fill your kit with disposable polish remover wipes, your favorite polish, clippers, nail file, etc., roll up, tie and you are ready to go! Enjoy!

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How to Make a Travel Manicure Kit

Manicure Kit Create Card

Discover how to make a simple and easy travel friendly manicure kit, perfect for all the travel buffs out there! Even if you are a beginner at sewing you can make this cute travel case with a little fabric and a little time.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2.00

Instructions

  1. Print and cut out your PDF Roll-Up Manicure Kit pattern pages.
  2. Use pattern to cut fabric pieces.
  3. Cut a 26” piece of the ribbon, preferably using pinking shears if you have them to avoid the ends from unraveling. 
  4. Take your front and back pocket pieces. Fold each in half lengthwise with wrong sides together, so the right side of the fabric is facing up. Using a medium-high iron, press on the fold on each of the pockets.
  5. Using a 1/8″ seam allowance, stitch across the fold on each of the pockets.
  6. Using your fabric marker, working from left to right, make the following marks on the front of each the pockets: 3”, 2.5”, 1.25”, 1.25”.
  7. Next, using your fabric marker and a ruler, make a vertical line on each of the marks on each of the pockets.
  8. With right sides facing up, line up all your raw edges and pin the front pocket onto the back pocket.
  9. Attach the pockets to one another by sewing along the lines you have drawn in step 7, making sure to sew along the lines on both pockets from top to bottom.
  10. With right sides facing up, place your pockets on top of the main piece. Line up all your raw edges and pin the pocket pieces in place.
  11. Using a using a 1/8″ seam allowance, baste the pocket in place.
  12. Using a medium-high iron, attach the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the back pattern piece.
  13. Flip the piece over so the right side of the fabric is showing and find the center and using your fabric marker, make a small mark.
  14. Fold your ribbon in half to find the center. Match up the center marks and pin in place. Attach the ribbon in place by sewing a rectangle approximately 1.5”x1”in the center.
  15. Fold the ribbon and pin into place.
  16. With right sides together, line up all your raw edges and pin the main/pocket piece to the back piece.
  17. Using a using a 3/8″ seam allowance and leaving a 3” opening at the top for turning, sew around the entire piece. Be sure to reinforce at the beginning and the end of your opening at the top 😊 
  18. Clip your corners and using your turning tool, turn your DIY Roll-Up Manicure Kit right side out.
  19. Using your warm iron press the opening closed so it is even with the rest of the top. Using a ¼” seam allowance, run a top stitch across the top of your DIY Roll-Up Manicure Kit to close the opening.
  20. Enjoy your Travel Manicure Kit!

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