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Drawstring Jewelry Pouch

Stash rings in a miniature pouch to tuck inside your matching Quilted Jewelry Roll.

Photography: Lennart Weibull

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2018

Introduction

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of DIY Jewelry Organizers: Ways to Untangle Your Necklaces, Bracelets, and Rings.

materials

  • Contrasting fabric (Pictured: B&J Fabrics Japanese cotton print, $27 a yd., bandjfabrics.com)

  • Sewing machine and supplies

  • Iron and ironing board

  • Bias tape, twill tape, or cord (1/2 inch or narrower)

  • Thin, tight-weave cotton ribbon (Pictured: Studio Carta tight-weave cotton ribbon, in Chartreuse, $16 for 10 yd., shopangelaliguori.com)

  • Safety pins

steps

  1. Cut out 2 rectangles from fabric. Pin together, right-sides facing, along long sides; sew with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Turn right-side out; press with iron.

  2. For channels, double-hem short sides: Fold over 1/2 inch, then 1 inch, and pin in place; edge-stitch ⅛ inch from inner edge. Fold bag in half, outside fabric facing, so hems meet.

  3. Stitch long sides with a ¼-inch seam allowance, stopping 1 1/2 inches from hems.

  4. For ties, use tape or cord, or make your own: Cut 2 strips of fabric, each 2 inches wide by twice the length of top of bag plus 3 inches. Fold edges in lengthwise so they meet in the middle; press. Fold strip in half lengthwise; press.

  5. Make an ⅛-inch edge stitch along open edge. Attach a safety pin to one tie; thread through both channels, working left to right. Do the reverse with other tie, threading from right to left. Knot ties; turn bag right-side out.

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