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


“As a photographer, there are always going to be couples on my social media feeds who I want to call “DIBS!” on as soon as they get engaged – Rachael and Jim have been on that radar for a long time. It was some serious kismet that I was able to make this shoot with them happen. I live out of state now (originally from Ohio) and visit often to photograph weddings. I saw their engagement status change (and that GORGEOUS ring) on my feed just one week before I was planning my next Ohio visit. Without a second thought, I immediately reached out to Rachael- who happens to be an awesome artist/designer/blogger herself and offered my services to them! At this time, she had had only days to process this exciting time in their life and could have easily turned me down due to short notice, timing or prior plans- amazingly, they made it work and we went for it! Rachael and Jim, lovers of beer, bikes, beaches and each other, along with their nautical, dreamy, swoon-worthy style added so much personality and authenticity to these photos. I am so grateful to have had the chance to work with this laid back, adoring, inspiring, model status couple and couldn’t be happier for them!” – Kayla Coleman Photography

Engagement kiss on a bike!
Lovely beach engagement
Custom wedding ring!
Lovely engagement shoot with a bike!
Lovely beach engagement
Lovely engagement with a darling bike
Toasting with beer during engagement shoot!
Great Lakes brewing company, beers.
Lovely beach engagement
Groom style; beer and watch!
Lovely beach engagement
Lovely beach engagement picnic!
Gorgeous engagement ring picture!
The bride on a bike!
Lovely beach engagement
Kiss me at the waters edge!
Lovely beach engagement
Lovely beach engagement
Lovely beach engagement
Lovely beach engagement
Lovely beach engagement

How did you find your photographer?

Kayla and I actually went to high school together, but we really didn’t get in touch with each other until a few years ago. I designed a custom print for her wedding day and have been following her photography ever since. Kayla happened to be in town the week after Jim proposed, so even though it was a tight timeline, we knew we had to make it work! I couldn’t imagine anyone else shooting our photos. Her work is surreal and completely captured our love and personalities.

What are you DIY-ing for your wedding?

As much as possible! Jim is a true handyman and I love to DIY, so the sky is the limit. I will be designing all of our stationery and paper goods, as well as styling our centerpieces and decorations. We are also hoping to concept something unique for our ceremony backdrop. We really want the day to feel specially tailored to us, so we’ll do whatever we can to customize the experience!

What are you looking forward to the most?

Ahh… the dessert table! We’ve had this in mind for a while. I am obsessed with baking and we love to enjoy a good dessert together. We’re planning a beautiful spread featuring some of our favorite local bakeries. I also just can’t wait to say “I do.” I’ve been loving this guy for so long… that’s going to be an awesome moment! – Rachael, the bride-to-be

Event Credits

Photographer: Kayla Coleman Photography // Shoot location: Edgewater Beach, Cleveland OH // Bride's attire: Anthropologie // Groom's attire: J.Crew // Bike: Windsor, Oxford


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