Beavercreek Adult Take-and-Make: Washcloth Travel Roll

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Spring is officially upon us, which means I'm already looking toward summer!  Something my kids have always enjoyed in the summer is attending summer camps with the scouts.  We also like to travel around the country in our RV, which sometimes means having to use shower houses.  When I saw this idea on Pinterest, I thought it would be great for kids or adults who need a quick way to carry their toiletries when they travel.  This is a super simple pattern and the best part is, the washcloth can be just thrown in the washer when it gets dirty or in between trips!

While the original intended use for this was toiletries, I've since had several suggestions of other things you could hold in this including crochet hooks, crayons, eating utensils for a picnic, etc.  The sky's the limit!

Included in your kit:

1 washcloth

1 12" piece of ribbon

1 18" piece of ribbon

You will also need:

sewing machine (optional)

thread

scissors

The first step is to decide how big you want your pockets to be.  It might be helpful to decide what items you want to put in the roll before sewing.

Next, fold the bottom of the washcloth up about 2/3 of the way and pin where you want to sew the dividers.Next, sew the left side of the washcloth closed and then sew all the pocket dividers.  Stop when you have everything sewn but the right side of the washcloth.

Place the longer ribbon (design side down) on top of the shorter ribbon (design side up) and pin inside the right side of the washcloth (like in below image).

Sew the right side of the washcloth closed attaching the ribbon while doing so.

Attaching the ribbon like this ensures there's enough ribbon to wrap around the roll and then tie with the shorter ribbon.

The last thing I did was take a lighter and lightly singe the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying.  You could also fold down the end and sew to make a nice finished edge to the ribbon.

Ta-Da!  You're done!

As always, I'd love to see your finished products!  You can post them to our Facebook page at facebook.com/beavercreekcommunitylibrary

Happy Crafting!

-Morgan

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