Free Pattern: Travel Jewelry Case



Travel handmade with this beautiful jewelry organizer that you can sew with just 3 fat quarters!

A few years ago when I was putting a proposal together for my first book Just For You, I wrote this Travel Jewelry Case Pattern. We figured out a few months later that it wasn’t going to fit in the book, so I decided to save it for later. Well, later is here!

This beautiful little pouch features two of your favorite prints on the exterior. If you haven’t learned foundation piecing yet, learn it now from this free pattern. There’s also a frog closure to keep it closed.

When you open the frog closure you’ll see places to organize all your jewelry. There’s an earring spot, a ring tie, and two separate zipper compartments. Does it look tricky? Well, it’s not!

But the pattern was too long to fit in a blog post. So I am linking to it below.

Click here to download the free Travel Jewelry Organizer Pattern.

Please note – this is one of my very first tutorials. Sorry if the photo quality is not what you are used to!

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  1. Cindi Hancockq says:

    I love it! I can’t wait to pick material and buy zippers! I have a daughter that travels for work and this would be great for her to just throw in her carryon.

  2. Julie Cefalu says:

    What a nice gift! Thank you so much. I’ve already downloaded it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mara Capron says:

    Looks Beautiful, I downloaded the pattern in hopes of making one for my Step-mom for Christmas, Thank you.

  4. Carol J. Hinkle says:

    Thanks for the Free Pattern. I made 8 of them for Christmas gifts. Did a few variations. Again, thanks for sharing!

  5. The pictures are poor when printed out so it’s difficult to see details. I put my zippers too far over according to what the picture said and had to tear it all out. It looks like you are putting 9 inch zippers on the 7 1/2 inch side since they hang over so much but the instructions said to use 7 " zippers which would be short on the 7 1/2 inch side. The instructions do not specify which side to put the zipper on, the 5/1/2 inch or the 7/12/ in. but with the other pieces it is obvious it is the 7 1/2 in. side. Also Step 12 does not specify to use felt but the finished project clearly has it included.

    1. I’m sorry for the issues you are having. Let me clarify a little bit. Zippers are usually measured from the slider to the stopper with about 1/2” extra on either side. So a 7” zipper will fit between 7 1/2” pieces of fabric with a little bit left over on either side. Of course, you may use a larger zipper too (as I did) because you have to cut off some excess anyway.

      Center all of the zippers, as shown in the pictures.

      Let me know if you have any other questions. This is not a beginner pattern. I suggest having experience with basic zipper pouches first.


  6. Jessica Buckheit says:

    Would it be possible for you to redo these instructions. They are very confusing and your white background makes the pictures with white felt and lining very hard to see. A video demonstrating this project would be perect.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I can’t download this pattern- any suggestions of how to make this happen. I would like to make some for Christmas gifts.

  8. Thanks so much for this lovely pattern. The perfect item to make when we go on our next holiday. And a lovely present to make for friends.

  9. Since Craftsy/Bluprint is no longer up and running, will you have a different option for downloading this pattern?

  10. Just purchased fabric to make Travel Jewelry Organizer. So excited to try. The shell requires a piece of felt, 10.5 x 12.5 in the instructions. But I bought a quarter yard of felt as instructed. How do I get a 10.5โ€ out of a 9โ€ width?

    1. You are right – it works with fat quarters (as specified in this post), but not 1/4 yard cut yardage. I updated the file to be more clear. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Ena Spencer says:

    I would like to make the Travel jewelry bag, however I am confused on the cutting of fabric at the beginning of your instructions. It states Main fabric (1 FQ or 1/4 yd) then 10 1/2 in x 1 1/2 – 3 1/2 in cut 3 or 4 for exterior. Are you saying the 3 or for pieces can be cut in 10 1/2 x 1 1/2 up to 3 1/2 which would determine size. So I could cut 3 or 4 pieces in 10 1/2 x 3 1/2.

    1. Please refer to the photo next to step 4. It doesn’t matter exactly how many strips or their precise height. You just need enough to cover the felt using foundation piecing.

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