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Crafting-Tool Pouch

Don't fritter away time foraging for implements. Stow them in a customized pouch instead.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2007


  • Fabric scissors

  • Ultrasuede fabric

  • 1/2-inch-wide ribbon

  • Ruler

  • Pencil

  • Straight pins

  • Sewing machine

  • Thread


  1. Cut two 11-by-19-inch pieces of Ultrasuede fabric and a 45-inch length of 1/2-inch-wide ribbon. Center ribbon horizontally on the wrong side of 1 piece of fabric; with a ruler and a pencil, trace the length of it. Line up your tools on ribbon lines, leaving 1/2 to 3/4 inch between each. Mark left and right sides of each, and then cut a slit slightly longer than ribbon width.

  2. Thread ribbon through slits so loops for tools fall on right side of fabric. Stack fabric pieces, wrong sides facing. Align left end of ribbon with left edge of pouch, and let right end hang out; pin in place. Machine-stitch around all 4 sides of pouch, except where ribbon exits pouch. Trim seam allowance.

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