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Fabric Pouch Craft


This fabric case is a perfect way to store our Matching Memory Game or other small toys.


All materials available at crafts or sewing-supply stores.


  • Fabric of choice, cut to 19 inches by 6 inches
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine threaded with coordinating thread
  • Shoestring
  • Wooden bead with large (at least 1/4-inch) hole


  1. Step 1

    Hem two short sides of fabric 3/4 inches, creating a channel.

  2. Step 2

    Fold fabric in half, right sides together, matching hemmed edges. Pin along raw edges. Tuck fold up inside two halves, about an inch, and pin in place.

  3. Step 3

    Sew sides, beginning at bottom and stopping before reaching the hemmed channels.

  4. Step 4

    Turn bag right-side out. Feed shoestring through both channels, with ends exiting at the same side. Feed both ends of the shoestring through a wooden bead.

  5. Step 5

    Fill bag with game tiles and grasp bead to pull closed.

The Martha Stewart Show, January 2010