How-To: Drawstring Jewelry Pouch


Drawstring Jewelry Pouch

I made the jewelry pouch pictured here before I found this tutorial, and since I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel, I’ve just noted my own variations below. (Note: the photos on the linked tutorial no longer work, but the directions are still there.  I’ll try to create my own tutorial as soon as I have a few free moments, and will post it here.)

1) I cut my circles 16-1/2″ and 12-1/2″ (7″ and 11″ in the tutorial).

2) Before I made the interior pockets, I inserted a 5″ circle of template plastic beneath the stitched set of small circles. I stitched all around just outside the edge of the plastic, then made my pockets by sewing from the edge of the plastic to the outer edge of the small circles.  If you use the smaller size shown in the tutorial, the plastic shouldn’t be necessary.  I only used it to provide a firmer base for my finished pouch.

This pouch makes a wonderful gift. I’ve given many of these away, and everyone loves them!