7+ Really Useful Travel Accessories to Sew

Check out these diy travel accessories you can sew for your next trip. Super useful to have! Either use this free sleep mask pattern from a while ago or a few other practical diy travel storage items with free patterns and tutorials - they will all make your vacation so much cozier!

diy travel accessories

First off, you might not know it, but I've got tons of FREE PATTERNS on this site, including these you will really want to check out:

Back to travel accessories: Here are more than 7 amazingly useful DIY accessories to sew for when you go on vacation, with free patterns and tutorials: Travel pillow, free sleep mask pattern, tons of zipper pouches and jewelry storage bags, cable organizer and more.

Diy Travel Accessories

Before you start your next traveling adventure, make yourself a few diy travel accessories you'll love. These just might quickly become top priority on your list to sew!

1) Sleep Mask - FREE PATTERN

diy travel accessories
Get your free pattern HERE.
Sew your own diy sleep mask using the free sewing pattern and make it easier to relax on any trip!

2) Jewelry Storage Pouch - FREE Pattern

diy jewelry storage
Get FREE Pattern HERE.

Packing jewelery and want it to be totally safe - and in separate compartments? Use these mini pouches to store them separately, and put them into a larger pouch (see below). You'll always have a safe way to quickly store your earrings on the go - so practical! Grab the free pattern for the smallest pouch you'll ever make - and make them in matching prints with the next one:  

3) Travel Cosmetic Bag - Free Template

diy travel storage
Cosmetic bag tutorial HERE.
An easy travel cosmetic bag to hold all your makeup you need on vacation. It comes with a free template you can use to make a bag with 4 small interior slip pockets and a main compartment - an easy and simple design you can make fit any style. 

4) Travel Cable Organizer

diy travel accessories

This way you'll always have all your cables at hand, ready to use. The girls at Live It, Love IT, Make It found a great solution to untangle the cables. At home and when traveling!

5) Patchwork Travel Neck Pillow

diy travel neck pillow

Learn how to make a cute travel neck pillow using this easy sewing tutorial at The Cottage Mama.

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6) Kindle Cover Case

diy travel accessories

Make a custom Kindle cover so you can read on the go without worrying about scratching your gadget. Head over to Chica And Jo to get the tutorial.

7) Travel Jewellery Case

diy travel accessories

At Wag Doll blog, you'll find a travel jewellery case tutorial that will enable you to keep your precious accessories safe and free of tangles. 

8) Zippered Storage Pouch

You can never have enough zipper pouches when you are travelling, or on vacation (or at home, that is ;). This one at AppleGreen Cottage is easy to make and you can use it for just anything (even for storing your sleep mask, yes!).

You can never have enough zipper pouches when you are traveling, or on vacation (or at home, that is ;). This one at AppleGreen Cottage is easy to make and you can use it for just anything - even for storing your sleep mask - see No 1 on this list! It will keep it safely separated from the rest of your stuff. Get your FREE PDF Sewing Pattern for this Polka-Dot Zipper Pouch here:

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Or check out one of my latest patterns, the Sophia Fold-Over Clutch And Crossbody Bag pattern in my pattern shop, HERE:
fold-over clutch and crossbody bag pattern
The crossbody version of this pattern is just perfect for travel!


  1. These are awesome ideas, Damjana! :) Now in REALLY need to learn how to sew. :P

  2. I LOVE your ideas! Since I am a fairly new seamstress, they are perfect for me to start with!