A month or so ago, Michaels came out with this new little ‘leather’ crafting section that I’ve been dreaming about. I finally came up with the perfect project for it’s offerings – this super easy and absolutely darling, no-sew jewelry pouch – perfect for gifting your bridesmaids jewelry in! It’s also quick to make… it can be completed in well under an hour. So grab some leather and let’s get busy!

DIY: no-sew jewelry pouch
DIY: no-sew jewelry pouch

SUPPLIES:

  • Leather
  • Crop-A-Dile hole punch (easily cuts through leather!)
  • Scrapbooking Eyelets
  • thin ribbon
  • sharp scissors
  • bowl (ours is 7.5″ in diameter)
  • charm or bead
  • pen
DIY: no-sew jewelry pouch

The easiest way to cut a circle is to trace one. You can use any size you want, but the bowl we are using here is 7.5″ in diameter.

How to make a no-sew jewelry pouch!

Cut out the circle you traced.

How to make a no-sew jewelry pouch!

Set your hole punch depth using the Crop-a-Dile guide. We did 3/4″…but you can do whatever you want to fit your project.

How to make a no-sew jewelry pouch!

Then punch all around your circle. We did about an inch apart… and make sure to have an odd amount of holes – it helps in the threading. We had 17.

How to make a no-sew jewelry pouch!

The Crop-a-Dile is amazing and cuts through the leather like butter, but sometimes leaves the remnant cutout behind… go through and remove them.

How to make a no-sew jewelry pouch!

Now you should have a perfect circle with a bunch of perfect holes.

How to make a no-sew jewelry pouch!

Now using the other end of the Crop-a-Dile, set an eyelet in each hole. This protects the leather from wear and use – and adds color!

How to make a no-sew jewelry pouch!

Setting eyelets is quick and easy with the Crop-a-Dile, but you can use any eyelet setter that you wish!

How to make a no-sew jewelry pouch!

Now the fun part, threading your circle… thread each hole with a thin ribbon…

How to make a no-sew jewelry pouch!

Once you are finished, you should end in the same hole – on the outside.

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

Now you can pull the ribbon tight to close the pouch!

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

This step is very important! Add a little personalized charm or bead onto both strands of ribbon…

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

Pull the pouch ribbon tight. Stretch around and over the gathered weaves of leather and hold tight.

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

Then tie a very tight knot around the charm.

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

Once removed, the ribbon will open to reveal…

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

..a beautiful jewelry pouch – that opens to the perfect circle! Trim the edges.

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

Aren’t they just darling!?!

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

To close the clutch – simply pull the ribbon tight and wrap it back around the folds of leather!

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

Add your bridesmaids jewelry and it’s like two gifts in one!

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

When the knot is tied once the pouch has been pulled tight – it then always folds perfectly back together!

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

Any bridesmaid would be lucky to receive this lovely handmade gift!

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

There are so many leathers to choose from… and many places to purchase. Obviously you know which one is our fav!

How to make a no-sew leather jewelry pouch!

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // leather, ribbon, eyelets, and scissors: Michaels // Crop-a-Dile: Amazon // gold alphabet charms: SmartParts // nail polish: Essie Urban Jungle


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