Trinkets have officially met their organizational match
I can’t seem to get enough of pretty notebooks and little pouches. In any boutique I walk into, I’m immediately drawn to the table in the corner with trinkets that make great gifts for others, and all too often, gifts for myself. So instead of letting myself indulge again, I decided to make a few of my own instead.
Making these triangle pouches only takes a few steps and it’s even more time efficient when you make a bunch all at once!
You’ll need a few supplies:
- Sheets of leather (pleather is totally fine, I also made a few from suede and found mine at Michaels)
- Printable paper guide (below)
- Leather glue (other crafting glue will also work)
- Leather hole punch (get creative with making holes if you don’t want to invest)
- Screwback clasps
- Binder clips
- Trace outer lines of paper guide on reverse side of chosen fabric
- Cut along traced lines using a rotary cutter, Xacto knife or sharp scissors
- Place paper guide on top of cut fabric and fold along inner lines
- Remove paper guide and re-fold, making sure to crease heavily along lines
- Mark on outer flap and inner pouch where you’d like the clasp to be and make both holes with leather punch
- Glue along necessary sides *Note: I glued more than necessary on my first pouch and adjusted accordingly after. You only need to glue the very outer edges (see image below)
- Clip down glued edges to help dry, and let sit overnight
- Once the glue is dry, remove claps (don’t worry about any marks, they will fade over time)
- Push screwback bottom through the inner pouch hole (add a bit of glue if you’d like extra security) and screw the round top over the threads
- Fill your pouch with trinkets and go!