This is a project that has a myriad of uses and can be quickly made. With our partner Fiskars, this mini pouch DIY is welcoming Fall and ushering in the holiday season. Grab our free template, and step up your packaging game next time you give gift cards to family members, friends and your bride tribe as a thank you, doubling as earbud holders or catchalls for your totes!
- thick felt sheets like this one
- heavy duty hole punch
- suede cording
- Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Shears
- Template (download here)
Print this free template and trace the pattern on your fabric using chalk. The best fabrics for this are thick materials that don’t fray, such as felt, suede or leather. With the help of Amplify shears, cut along the lines on thick felt. These scissors are great for thicker materials and mixed media. It will give you a clean cut which is all this pouch needs.
Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Shears are my workhorse pair and I typically use these whenever I am cutting multiple layers of cardstock and heavy mixed media materials — it will effortlessly cut even magnet sheets, and are comfortable for prolonged use so these are THE scissors for bulk crafting.
You will need a heavy duty hole punch, the kind used for making holes in leather belts. Punch a hole on three of the four petals. Using thick cording such as suede, leather or silk covered (the ones used for jewelry), thread through the holes and tie a knot on each end, leaving enough length to wrap around the pouch 2.5 times. You can also add a wood bead or tassel to the end of the cording.
These small felt pockets are great for gift card holders, earbud protectors, travel jewelry case, hand warmer holders, odds ‘n ends purse catchall and would make great wedding favors for a fall or winter wedding.
For more information on Fiskars crafting products, including their DIY essential Orange-handled Scissors (which are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year!) check out their website or follow Fiskars on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!
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