{Step-by-Step Sewing} DIY Travel Jewellery Pouch

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How cute is this DIY Travel Jewellery Pouch!? Let me tell you, it may look daunting for novice sewers - It was SUPER simple and you can make it too!

What you will need:
 - 2x Cotton Fabrics. I would suggest one dark and one light.
   And from each of these fabrics, you will need
   1x 16.5cm radius circle
   1x 12cm radius circle
 - You will also need a small piece of Dacron Padding cut into a 4cm radius circle.
 - And 1m of thin, satin rope

  • To start, take your dacron circle and the smallest dark circle
  • Mark the centre point on each of these
  • Pin the dacron circle to the centre of the back-side of this dark circle
  • Sew around the padding as close to the edge as possible
  • Then, dacron side down, place your circle on your table top
  • Take the smallest of your light coloured circles and place this on top, good side facing down
  • Securely pin around the edge and sew using your footer as a seam allowance, leaving a small opening which we can then use to turn the circle the right way out
  • Before we do, go around the outer edge of this circle and make small cuts with your scissors, on an angle, just up to the edge of the sew line
  • Turn your circle the right way out and use a pen, chopstick, whatever you have handy to push all the edges out. The small cuts we made will help the circle keep its shape better when turned out
  • Fold in the small raw edge and pin in place
  • Sew around the outside edge of this entire circle, as close to the edging as possible
  • Next, take your two large circles and do the same. Pin good sides together and sew around the edge leaving a gap, make tiny cuts to the perimeter, turn out and sew around the outer edge, closing the small gap in the process
  • Place your large circle on your tabletop, dark side down
  • Place your smaller circle on top of this, dark side up. Do a quick measure to ensure you have infact centred it nicely on the larger circle
  • Pin in place
  • From the outside edge of your dacron padding, to the outside edge of your smallest circle, draw four lines to create 8 equal wedge shapes
  • Sew along these drawn lines only, not entering the centre circle and not going beyond the edge of the small circle
  • These small wedge shapes we have made, create small pockets for individual items such as earrings or necklaces that we don't want to tangle during travel
  • We then want to sew around the outside edge of the dark circle but NOT into the small dark circle, just on the outer edge of it, on our lighter coloured fabric
  • Next, sew another circle around the perimeter around 1.5cm away from the previous line
  • This will create a channel into which we're going to thread our satin rope
  • On the outside of your pouch, the largest dark circle, pinch the channel fabric between your fingers so that you are holding only the top, dark colour
  • Make a small cut across the channel at this point
  • And another about a finger widths to the right
  • This creates two simple opening to thread our rope through
  • Take something like a safety pin and attach this to your rope
  • Gently guide your safety pin through the channel using your finger until it reaches the next snip mark
  • And you're just about finished, simply pull the pouch together using the two new rope ends and tie a small knot at the end of each rope so it can't pull through
  • Gather up the ends and you have a lovely padded bottom to the pouch to place larger necklaces and small, individual pockets for your smaller items

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