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Tutorial: Travel Toothbrush Holder

Browsing Pinterest last week I saw something that was so simple it was brilliant. A travel toothbrush holder made from a wash cloth. It was great, but not exactly what I need. My problem is electric toothbrushes are hard to pack. They are big and bulky.

Most commercial options aren't adequate. I hate those plastic cases that go around the bristles. They get nasty and they are hard to clean. That's how this "On The Go" toothbrush holder was born. 

Want to know how to pack 4 toothbrushes? Here's the full travel toothbrush holder tutorial. In all of it's simple glory. Now you can sew a toothbrush case for yourself in about 10 minutes!

On the go toothbrush holder


  • 2 wash cloths
  • ribbon

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Sew the ribbon about 2/3 of the way up the wash cloth. Center it so there is enough ribbon hanging off each end to tie a bow.

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Turn that wash cloth over so the ribbon is facing down. 

Fold the second wash cloth so it is the length of your toothbrush and place it on top of the first wash cloth. Pin.

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Sew 3 verticle lines to make seperate compartments for each toothbrush.

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Fold the 1st wash cloth down over the 2nd. Pin the sides. Sew along both sides and bottom. 

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Fill with toothbrushes.

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There you have it! Your very own, throw in the washing machine, toothbrush holder.

How do you pack your toothbrushes?


  1. says

    very very brilliant! toss in the machine when you get home to clean for next time. thank you for sharing this brilliant idea.

  2. says

    Oh, this is easy to do. My nephews and nieces wouldn’t have a hard time packing their toothbrushes for traveling because I can put all of them here or in that case! I can also make one for myself, but I would use another color like blue or purple. Hahaha!

  3. Liz says

    How wonderfully easy but I never would have come up with it on my own! I’m going to make one for each kiddo – the slots are long enough that the toothbrush would be protected from the comb in the next slot. Hmmm…now I’m thinking. Thanks!

  4. Laura says

    Maybe you could make one for each child, and include a tube of tootpaste slot as well? A comb, toothbrush and toothpaste? Sounds like it’s time to head to Grandma’s! Great idea!

  5. says

    How about a hand or fluffy kitchen towel as a sub for the two washcloths? May be a little easier to construct from one piece rather than two.

  6. Ags says

    This is really cute and simple! I also like Laura’s idea of creating one per child and including a small toothpaste tube slot, etc. Definitely want to make this. I have been dropping my boys’ toothbrushes in ziplock bags for overnight trips–this is so much better, thanks!

  7. says

    I made some of these for camping last year, but I didn’t sew down the top section that folds over the pockets. It’s a great way to be sure that the toothbrushes stay put and stay clean. I think I’ll modify mine and sew those edges down. Thanks for the tutorial!

  8. says

    ok, this is perfect! I alwys through mine in the bag and think I shouldn’t do this…. And then I zip up my bag and on we go. I so need this! Thanks!

  9. Michelle says

    This is an awesome idea! I usually wrap toothbrushes in tissues, then into the plastic travel case or toiletries bag. When you get to your location, there’s never a good place to put toothbrushes, except on a towel or something. I just cringe about the germs involved inside the plastic and on the sink at the vacation site. Problem solved! No more wet toothbrushes multiplying bacteria inside plastic!

  10. Virginia Severns says

    I like this idea. My son keeps a travel toothbrush and small toothpaste in his work backpack for when is needed away from home. This would be a easy way to keep a them clean and easy to find for someone taking this to work. We go camping in the summer and having something like this would be nice to carry a toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and small travel hairbrush. I carry the bsth and shower

  11. Virginia Severns says

    I like this idea. I have a small travel size hairbrush I keep in my purse which should be right size to add to one of these cases. May make one to carry that and other things in my purse for emergencies. I carry the small hairbrush, case that when opened has a fold-out spoon and fork in each end, and with this case may carry a travel toothbrush and small toothpaste. May make one for my son for his work backpack, he already carries , in a plastic bag, a toothbrush and small toothpaste. These will also be handy for camping. I already use a small insulated six pack size lunch bag to carry shower and other supplies to the shower house, it keeps my things together when camping or maybe traveling.

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