Fanciful Felt Pouches
Sew a functional felt pouch to store a small mirror, spare change, or a notepad in your purse. These pretty, little pouches require minimal sewing skills and make great gifts. This project comes to us compliments of Heidi Borchers for Inspired at Home. One of the best thing about using felt projects to protect small items is that the felt is thick enough and soft enough to ensure that your item stays safe and unscratched. Consider crafting and sewing these small DIY bags before giving a gift. This felt craft would be perfect for gifting and storing jewelry pieces.
Designer's Tip: You can make lots of great pouches from this technique. Change the size and the shape and create wallets, lipstick holders, checkbook covers and more!
Project TypeMake a Project
Time to CompleteUnder an hour
Sewn byEither Hand or Machine
- Disappearing Ink Pen
- Embroidery Floss
- Embroidery Needle
- Sewing Machine (optional)
- Decorative button for closure or snap
- Embellishments – silk or velvet leaves, embroidered and beaded appliqués, crochet flowers, decorative accents
Print pattern on plain paper. Enlarge or reduce as desired. Transfer pattern to felt. Cut along pattern line.
Fold along pattern folding lines to create pouch and flap. Stitch by machine or blanket stitch by hand along edge using photo as guide.
Stitch snap or button closure in place.
Glue embellishments in place. Let glue dry.
Looking for more felted fun? Check out our explanation on the top 5 types of felt and exactly which projects to use them with. This is a must-read for anyone who just found felt as a hobby. Informative and enlightening, you will love this help tutorial on felt crafting -5 Types of Felt: Felt 101