In case you missed my guest post on Kojo Designs "Gifts for Guys" series, here is my tutorial for a men's toiletry kit (aka Dopp Kit or Shaving Kit).
I find guys to be the hardest people to buy for when it comes to gifts. I made a commitment this year to only give handmade gifts so coming up with gifts for guys has been taken to a whole new level.
My husband has had his Dopp Kit since he was 13 years old, yes that's right, 13!!! It is definitely in a sad state right now, so I decided it was time to make him a new one. A Dopp kit is also known as a shaving kit, a man's toiletry kit..........but I like the sound of "Dopp".......sounds pretty manly, right? And that's what my Dad always called it.
Boxy Dopp Kit Tutorial
4 pieces of fabric cut 13" x 14" (I used wool suiting material)
4 pieces light-weight interfacing cut 13" x 14"
1 piece coordinating fabric cut 5" x 6" for handle or pocket
1 14" zipper
And there you have it - A Boxy Dopp Kit for your man!
This Dopp kit could be made in many different fabrics. If you decide to use a more basic cotton, then I would recommend using a heavier interfacing to make sure the bag holds its shape well.