Got little things to put in a big bag? A pouch would be a good idea for these little things you have to carry around. Pouches can be handy and are not heavy to carry around especially if you have errands to do and have to carry other stuff. Pouches can also be used as a small bag where ladies can store their make-ups. You can also use them to store your coins. They can also be used as an organizer or a pencil case. They can also be used as an additional pocket to your purse.
Pouches are more fun if you can decorate it according to your own style so here are a few steps on how to make your own pouch:
Choose your desired style of fabric – Get a fabric of your choice. Choose one that is thick enough so that it would not easily get broken. You can also use an old piece of clothing. Recycle your clothes that still has the glam but too small or too big for you to wear.
Fold according to the shape you like – If you want your pouch to look like a square or a rectangle, just simply fold it in half. You can also make a heart-shaped pouch or any shape you would want your pouch to be.
Sew folded fabric together – You first have to make sure that the wrong side of the cloth is outside and that is when you should start sewing them together. If you’re using a thick fabric, it is best to use a heavy duty thread so that it would be able to hold your fabric better. You can simply stitch them together using running stitch which is good for outlining and a very quick stitch to do, or you can use a backstitch to have a stronger outline. After sewing according to your desired shape and kind of stitch, don’t forget to turn it so that the wrong side of the cloth will be inside and the right side will be outside. In that way, your stitches that you made won’t be visible.
Add a zipper – This step is optional. You can have an open kind of pouch, but it is better to have a pouch that has a zipper or a lock on it so that your things won’t fall off easily and you can secure them properly. You can sew the zipper to the bag, or you can just glue them together.
Decorate your pouch – At this step, you can add a clasp or closure to your pouch so that you would be able to hold them properly while walking on the streets. You can also decorate them like adding some designs to make your pouch look dazzling, or you can just simply put your name on it.
Fill your pouch with your things – Once you think your pouch is ready to be shown off, fill it with anything that pleases you.