15 DIY Travel and Organizing Kits for Your Embroidery

DIY Stitching Pouch

The Spruce / Mollie Johanson

Taking your embroidery work with you requires a few supplies and a place for your stitching to stay clean and safe. You can find bags and kits designed for this, but why not make your own? There are plenty of patterns and tutorials for embroidery organizers to choose from!

This list contains different types of bags and pouches that serve a variety of purposes. Some will hold everything you need. Others are more specific, holding only your floss or tools. All require some sewing. Many of these are free tutorials, but if you're willing to spend a few dollars, you'll find some really amazing cases too.

To get you started, the first free pattern is for a stitching pouch. It's an easy sewing project but has a very sweet ruffle that covers the opening. 

Now, read on for 14 more DIYs for you to check out!

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    Stitch Lovely Things Organizer Bag

    Stitch lovely things organizer bag

    Bonnie Olaveson

    What could be more enticing that the call to "stitch lovely things"? It's a goal for so many (if not all) of us. And this fold-up bag from Bonnie of Cotton Way is a good way to help you accomplish that. It has room for floss, scissors, needles, and a small hoop.

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    Embroidery Floss Folder

    Embroidery floss folder

    Melissa Lussier

    For those times when you want to carry a collection of floss colors with you, this folder keeps your bobbins organized and easy to view. Melissa from Cornbread & Beans lets you choose how to embellish the outside, which means you can use your favorite embroidery patterns or other techniques!

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    Flora Supply Case

    Flora supply case

    Clover & Violet

    The Flora Supply Case is really three patterns in one. You can choose which size you need or make them all so you are ready for any stitching situation. Clover & Violet has so many patterns for bags and pouches, both free and at reasonable prices, so you're sure to find a few ways to keep yourself organized!

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    Stitched Project Bag

    Project bag
    Image Courtesy of Avery Claire

    Sometimes simplicity is what you need. This zipped project bag from Avery Claire is the perfect place to tuck your hoop away, along with a few basic supplies. The inset panel is shown with cross stitch, but any embroidery would work in that spot.

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    Well-Traveled Sewing Book

    Well-traveled sewing book

    Amy Sinibaldi

    This pattern creates a cloth book that holds pretty much everything you will need for small embroidery projects. Amy of NanaCompany has thought of everything, and although it's called a "sewing book", it's perfect for embroidery too. 

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    Take-it-with-You Project Bag

    Take-it-With-You Project Bag

    Jodi Bonjour

    When you take your stitching with you, one of the biggest things to worry about is keeping your work and supplies clean. A vinyl pouch solves that! Jodi from Sew Fearless designed this bag (with multiple pockets) for Sew, Mama, Sew!, and it's especially good for embroidery trips to the pool, park or beach!

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    Go Anywhere Case

    Go Anywhere Case

    Clever Charlotte

    This Go Anywhere Case from Clever Charlotte is another smaller folding case that holds basic supplies: scissors, needle and floss. It's made out of felt and would be a perfect companion for a project pouch.

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    DIY Stitching Project Pouch

    DIY stitching pouch

    The Spruce / Mollie Johanson

    Here you can learn how to make a felt project pouch with barely any sewing. In fact, it's all done by hand, so you won't need any special skills beyond your embroidery experience!

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    Embroidery To-Go Bag

    Embroidery to-go bag

    Rachael Gander

    If you want room for tons of embroidery floss on bobbins, this is the tote for you. Designed for Pellon by Rachael Gander and Sara Lawson, it's practically a DIY version of the plastic cases we love. The difference is, there's room in here for extra supplies and a 6in-8in hoop!

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    Zipped Sewing Travel Case

    Zipped sewing travel case

    Melissa LeRay

    This is another project that is designed for sewing notions. But the zipped case from Melissa at Oh How Sweet would easily work for embroidery notions. 

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    Striped Zipper Pouch

    Striped zipper pouch

    Bonnie at Pink Stitches

    Slip your embroidery hoop inside this pouch and have room for plenty of other supplies too, thanks to the flat bottom. Bonnie from Pink Stitches created a tutorial that you'll want for more than just your stitching!

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    Road Trip Case

    Road trip case

    Anna Graham

    This gorgeous case by Anna of Noodlehead will keep your embroidery essentials safe and sound, whether you're traveling or not. It even has a tab to keep your water-soluble pen in place! 

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    Quilted Folder Pouch

    Quilted Folder Pouch

    Nicole Daksiewicz

    Here's a tutorial that isn't intended to be a sewing or embroidery case, but it's too perfect to leave off the list. Nicole from Modern Handcraft calls this a quilted file folder, but I see a project pouch. Like the other basic pouches in this list, there's room for your current project in its hoop, plus your other supplies. 

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    Stitcher's Organizer

    Stitcher's organizer

    Indygo Junction

    Look for the Stitcher's Organizer at Indygo Junction. The zipped travel case has an inside pocket and primitive styling. Which you could, of course, alter to fit your own style. And who can resist that little heart pocket for scissors on the cover?