I love this little jewelry pouch. It’s small enough, it fits in the palm of your hand!
I’ve been wanting to make one for all my work travels. Such a perfect little companion for a quick getaway – holds your jewelry safe and tight, with multiple inside pockets that keep everything neat and tidy.
Holiday season is fast approaching. Gift giving at the top of your mind? Well, this jewelry pouch makes a great gift. Sew one for yourself and a few extras to give to those special people in your life.
- Cotton fabric – 3-4 colors. Mix and match your fabric. This is a great fat quarter project!!
- Eyelet Plier Kit – optional
- Nylon cord – approximately 40″
- Light weight interfacing – Pellon SF101 works great
- Disappearing fabric pen
- Sewing machine and sewing supplies
- Iron and ironing board
- Zipper foot – optional
Before we get started, you will need to do the following:
- Draw 1 large circle with the diameter of 11″, this includes seam allowances
- Draw 1 smaller circle with the diameter of 7-1/2″, also includes seam allowances
- For each size circle – decide what fabric will be the outside and the lining
- Cut out 4 circles – 2 large and 2 small
Alright, let’s get sewing:
- Large outside circle – fold fabric in half and finger press. This will give the center line and where to fuse the interfacing and also place the eyelets. Turn wrong side up. Cut out 2 small squares [ approx 2″x2″] of interfacing. Measure 1/2″ inwards from outside edge and fuse the interfacing in place
- Large outside circle – this step is to add the eyelets. At the fold line, measure 1-3/4″ inwards from outside edge and mark. This is for the outside line of the casing. From this line measure 5/8″ inwards and mark again. This is the inside line of the casing. Place the eyelet in the middle. Repeat and place an other eyelet on the other side. Scared to use the eyelet pliers? Check out my easy tutorial here
- For each circle, place right sides together and pin. Place into sewing machine and stitch with a 3/8″ seam allowance, backstitch at each end. Leave a small 1″ – 2″ opening. Press with an iron. Notch seam allowances 1″ apart for the entire outside edge
- Turn circles right side out. Press to lay flat. Place into sewing machine and edge stitch 1/8″ from outside edge. Repeat for second circle
- Large circle – this step is to sew the casing. Return to the casing marks that were created earlier. Follow measurements and create 2 circular stitching lines. Note that the eyelets should be in the MIDDLE of the dashed lines. Place into sewing machine and stitch following the lines. Switch to a zipper foot as this helps maneuver around the eyelets
- Cut 3 batting pieces. Use the bottom of a wine glass for reference. Cut 1 piece of batting the same size of the wine glass bottom. Make the next 2 pieces slightly smaller
- Turn the large circle so that the outside fabric is facing down [Eyelets face outwards]. Place batting pieces on top of each other in the centre
- Lay the small circle on top of the batting pieces. Pin in place. Feel for the edge of the batting and use disappearing ink pen to create a circular stitching line
- Place into sewing machine and stitch following circular line
- This step is to create the inside pockets – use disappearing ink pen to draw 7 lines for the pockets. Lines look like the spokes of a wheel and are approximately 2-1/2″ apart at outside edge. Place into sewing machine and stitch following these lines. Make sure to backstitch at beginning and end. Also make sure to NOT stitch into casing area
- Cut cord length in half. Place a pin at the end of the cord and insert into an eyelet. Pull the cord through the casing and exit through the same eyelet. Repeat for the other eyelet.
- Pull cord to test you inserted it properly. The cord should gather top edge when pulled from each side
Happy sewing. Let me know how it goes and please comment or email if you have any questions.