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I don’t know about you, but I’m always losing things in my purse and I decided that I needed a few more pouches designated for different items. I took a reusable shopping bag and made a VELCRO® Brand pouch, actually 3 of them to be exact. These are so easy because the reusable shopping bag materials is durable and you can have raw edges exposed without any issues of unraveling. So, it’s really the easiest sewing project ever! They can be used for an emergency kit containing gum, lip balm, bandages, etc, you can have one for crayons and small toys and one for snacks.
How do you make a Velcro pouch? It’s so easy to make a pouch out of a reusable shopping bag! It’s easily wipeable and you can make it any size that you need. These are great to stash in your purse or backpack and only require a few easy steps.
DIY Velcro Pouch
If you need a quick and easy sewing project for kids, try making a few of these pouches. This is a great beginner project for using the sewing machine. You can do this with any type of cotton fabric, but I love the idea of using a reusable shopping bag. It makes these pouches super easy to keep clean by simply wiping them off. You could also use them for an eco-friendly way to store snacks!
I teamed up with Target and Extra® gum on this project. There is a new Extra® 35-stick pack available at Target which is actually perfect for us. My girls love gum and we are always running out. This pack comes in a durable container that is reusable. So, take a few out and stick them in your new DIY velcro pouch and save the rest for later or put them in a different location. Love it!
Materials Needed For A DIY Pouch
- Reusable Shopping Bag
- Sewing Machine
Instructions For How To Make A DIY Velcro Pouch
So, now for the tutorial! Grab yourself a reusable shopping bag. I found mine at the craft store for less than $2.
Cut it into long strips. I used the top sewn of edge of the bag to be the top edge of my pouch to save myself time. It doesn’t matter what size you make your strips, it just depends on how large you want your pouch. Mine ranged from 5X12 to 9X18. You will also need some velcro. I recommend the kind that is sticky on one side.
First, sew the non-sticky sideVELCRO® Brand fastener onto the bottom edge of your strip and adhere the sticky piece of the hook and loop fastener onto the backside of your top edge.
Fold the bottom up and stitch along the sides.
And that’s it! See? It couldn’t be easier!
Fill them with whatever you want and you are good to go.
Do you keep a pack of gum on you at all times? Try making one of these pouches and grab yourself some Extra® gum to fill it with. Another great idea is to fill one with gum, lip balm, pens or some of your other favorite things and give as a gift.