My most recent project that I made last night was a British military wash roll.
|Wash roll tied up.|
These wash rolls were used by the British military from the victorian period to after the second world war. I made this one for WWI. Soldiers used the wash roll for storing a sorts of things, tooth brush, utensils, shaving kit, and much more.
|Open wash roll and contents.|
Note: Not all of the items in the wash roll are period correct.
|Empty wash roll.|
The roll is made of a cotton canvas. I couldn't find any dimensions for the wash roll so I scaled the pattern from photos I found online. The roll I made measures 15'' in length and 8 1/2'' in width. I also made a small sewing kit/housewife to go inside the wash roll.
For my next one or two day project I'm thinking of making some more detachable collars or possibly making a PJ top to go with the the pyjama trousers from an earlier post.