Pocket Pouch

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Pocket Pouch
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Turn a pair of empty juice pouches into a simple coin purse inspired by a summer-camp leather craft.

What you'll need

  • Scissors
  • Two foil drink pouches
  • Hole punch
  • Narrow ribbon 18"
  • Tape
  • Tacky glue
  • Self-adhesive Velcro dots

How to make it

  1. For each purse, use scissors to cut the bottoms from two foil drink pouches. Trim each to create a curve as shown.

  2. Wash out the pouches and let them dry.

  3. Cut the top 1 1/4 inch from one pouch.  Place the pouches together, aligning them at their curved bases.  Use a hole punch to make holes around the bottom and sides. (The spaces between our holes vary from 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch).

  4. Tie a length of narrow ribbon (ours is 18 inches) to the first hole.  Make a "needle" by rolling up the leading end of the ribbon and wrapping it with tape to stiffen it.  Whipstitch around the border, tying off the ribbon at the last hole.  Tuck the ribbon ends inside the pouch and secure them with a bit of tacky glue.  Attach self-adhesive Velcro dots for a closure.

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