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DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

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One of my peeviest pet peeves is when I go to pull my earphones out of my bag so I can listen to one of my audio books, and instead pull out a tangled mess! I think I have tried every method out there to store my earphones (without much success,) but these cute no-sew suede pouches from Martha Stewart really captured my imagination!

Not only can I use these adorable pouches to ensure my headphones stay tangle-free, but I can also use them to store other small items that tend to get lost in my bag, like lip balm or small bottles of essential oil. And best of all, these pouches don’t require any sewing to make, so you can make several in a single afternoon. I think they’d make a great stocking stuffer for small kids to hide their treasures and toys in too!

DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

Supplies:

*A half-yard of fabric will make 3 large pouches or 6 small pouches.

DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

First you’ll need to cut out some templates. You can download the templates from Martha Stewart HERE.

Or, if you have a Silhouette cutting machine, I’ve put together some Silhouette files of the templates that you can download by clicking HERE.

There are two sizes of pouches, large and small, and each size has three templates: a larger circle with holes around the outside edge (Template 1), a circle with tabs on the edges (Template 2), and a plain circle (Template 3).

DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

Once you have your templates cut out and ready to go, go ahead and trace all three templates onto your microsuede. Cut them out with your fabric scissors, and use a screw punch or hole punch to form the holes on the piece for Template 1.

DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

Use Template 3 to trace another circle onto a sheet of chipboard, and cut that out too. This will serve as a stabilizer for the base of your pouch.

DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

Once everything is cut out, use a spray adhesive to glue the chipboard circle to the back side of the piece of fabric with the tabs around the edges (the Template 2 piece).

DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

Use spray adhesive again so you can fold each of the tabs over onto the chipboard and glue them down.

DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

Finally, using more spray adhesive, stick the plain fabric circle (Template 3) to the exposed side of the chipboard circle. That’s it for the base!

DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

All that’s left to do is thread your leather cord through the holes on your Template 1 piece. Start by feeding the leather cord through one of the holes on the front side of your fabric, then feed it into the hold next to it from the back side.

DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

Continue feeding the cord through the holes, and you should end up with the two ends of the cord next to each other on the outside of the pouch.

DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

Feed the ends of the cord into the holes of a button, then tie a knot on each end of the cord. Place the base fabric-covered circle you made inside the pouch and cinch it closed. Ta da! How easy was that?

DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

For things like headphones or charging cords that you want to keep tangle-free, just wrap a rubber band around the base piece. Place your cords under the rubber band, and it will keep them secure while inside the pouch.DIY No-Sew Cinch Pouches

What would you keep in these pouches?


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  • Really amazing.
    Thank you for very small tangled solutions,but valuable.
    I am male but I am regular reader.I advised my daughter also to sign in one good thing web.So she can learn how to go out of small problems.
    Muhammad Ahmad Khan

  • We are giving homemade gifts this year and will make these in lieu of wrapping paper! The only difference is that we’ll use locking slides for the drawstrings, so they won’t jiggle open if placed in a purse or backpack.

  • Most of us have too much ‘stuff’ in our purses – finding things, especially small things, can be a challenge.
    Fasten the ends together in a knot adding a lobster claw to ends of the cord (incorporate the claw when tying the knot) and clip it to a ring in your purse.
    You will always be able to find your pouch and retrieve it. Even in the dark, just let your fingers follow the cord.

  • […] by putting them in smaller pouches or clutches, which are harder to lose track of in a large bag. (Click here to view our tutorial for making a cute, no-sew cinch […]

  • I love this no-sew pouch! I run an after-school craft, cooking, and sewing program for teens, and it is always difficult to find affordable, easy, fun things for them to create! There are tons of crafts for younger children, but not many for teens. Thank you for sharing the easy, step-by-step instructions. When school starts in the fall, we will for sure be making these!

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