How to Make Jewelry Pouch

How to Make Jewelry Pouch

How to Make a Jewelry Pouch: Step-by-Step Guide with Decorative Button Tips

Creating your own jewelry pouch is a fun and rewarding project that adds a personal touch to your accessory collection. Not only is it a practical way to store your jewelry, but it's also a great gift idea. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of making a jewelry pouch, including how to add a decorative button to give it that extra flair.

Materials Needed

  • Fabric (cotton or velvet works well)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread or a sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Ribbon or cord
  • Decorative button
  • Fabric marker or chalk

Step 1: Cutting the Fabric

Start by cutting your fabric into two rectangles. The size will depend on how big you want your pouch to be. A good starting point is 10x6 inches for a small pouch. Make sure both pieces are the same size.

Step 2: Sewing the Sides

Place the two pieces of fabric together with the right sides facing each other. Pin along the edges to hold them in place. Sew along the sides and bottom of the fabric, leaving the top edge open. Use a 1/4 inch seam allowance. If you're using a sewing machine, this part will be quick, but hand-sewing works just as well.

Step 3: Creating the Drawstring Channel

To make the drawstring channel, fold the top edge of the fabric down about 1 inch and iron it flat. Then fold it down another inch and iron again. This will create a neat edge for the drawstring. Sew along the bottom edge of this fold, leaving the ends open for the ribbon or cord.

Step 4: Turning the Pouch Right-Side Out

Carefully turn your pouch right-side out. Use a pencil or chopstick to push out the corners so they're nice and sharp. Iron the pouch to smooth out any wrinkles.

Step 5: Inserting the Drawstring

Cut a piece of ribbon or cord long enough to go through the channel with extra length to tie a knot. Attach a safety pin to one end of the ribbon and thread it through the channel. Once it's through, tie the ends together to secure it.

Step 6: Adding the Decorative Button

Now, for the fun part – adding the decorative button! Decide where you want the button to be. Typically, it looks nice in the center of the pouch, just below the drawstring channel. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Positioning the Button: Hold the button against the pouch to find the perfect spot. Mark this spot with a fabric marker or chalk.
  2. Sewing the Button: Thread your needle and knot the end. Starting from the inside of the pouch, push the needle through to the front at the marked spot. Sew through the buttonholes, making sure it's secure. Finish by tying a knot on the inside of the pouch.

Step 7: Final Touches

Give your pouch one last press with the iron to ensure it looks polished. Double-check all your seams to make sure everything is secure. Your jewelry pouch is now ready to use!

Tips for Personalizing Your Jewelry Pouch

  • Fabric Choices: Use different fabrics for the inner and outer layers to create a unique look.
  • Decorations: Add beads, lace, or embroidery to make your pouch stand out.
  • Size Variations: Make pouches in various sizes for different types of jewelry.


Q: Can I use a different closure instead of a drawstring?
A: Absolutely! You can use snaps, Velcro, or even a zipper if you're comfortable sewing them in.

Q: How do I care for my fabric jewelry pouch?
A: Hand wash with mild detergent and air dry to keep it looking fresh.

Q: Where can I find decorative buttons?
A: Craft stores, online marketplaces, and even thrift stores often have a great selection of buttons.

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