We scaled down a traditional laundry duffle to kid size, making it easy to fill and carry into the laundry room. Plus, the super-cute appliqué on the front leaves no doubt about what needs to be done with the bag’s contents!
Shine on! These adorable little pouches are made with Oly*Fun™ Metallic: a flexible, synthetic material from Fairfield that doesn’t tear, fray or fade. You can sew it, glue it, staple it, pin it or tie it. We added zippers!
Layer, stitch, clamp, done! These versatile key fobs are fast, easy, and fun. One end has a split key ring, the other a swivel hook. You need just a scrap of thin faux leather and a short length of gorgeous ribbon.
Little stuff? Zip it up! A zippered pouch is always handy to hold whatever small necessities you need to carry. This one is part of our matched trio of monogrammed travel essentials. The bottom darts add a bit of extra fullness.
This one tutorial gives you all the basics you need to create the first of what will likely be many zipper pouches. Learn how to cut a zipper to size, add end tabs, box the bottom corners, and insert a fully finished lining.
There are many times you’d rather have two hands free (Look Ma… No hands!) This clever little zippered pouch is a fun solution. It can slip onto a belt or clip onto a belt loop – perfect for urban walkers and more.
Fast, meet fabulous. With a little bit of felt and a few rows of decorative stitching, you can whip out a cute-as-a-button gift card sleeve in about five minutes flat. We show you several options for marking and stitching.
Two sizes – tons of uses. Designed to drop into a larger bag or tote, these little pouches are really too pretty to hide! They’re long and slim with a full 12” zippered opening. Use bold mix-and-match scraps + a fun zipper.
Birthday party treat bags are usually flimsy plastic things filled with candy and trinkets. Forget that! Instead, bestow these mini backpacks on your party guests. They are oh-so cute, actually useful, reusable, and fun to make!
Tossing your sunglasses directly into a bag or tote is asking for scratches to the lenses. This extra-wide, extra-soft case is a great way to protect them and make them easier to spot in the jumble of a bag’s contents.
YES, you can make your own fabric wallet! This one features a large center pocket for bills, four smaller slots for credit cards, an exterior zippered pocket for coins, and a wrist strap so it can work as a mini purse.
Bags come in all shapes and sizes, but this round canteen style is one of our favorites. It has such a great retro feel. You can pretend you’re a Scout on a special outdoor expedition. Download the free pattern.
As a site dedicated to promoting all things handmade, we probably shouldn’t be advocating the gift card. But what if you put the gift card inside a super cute, handmade case? All bases covered, everybody’s happy. A great ScrapBuster.
The exterior of this tiny treasure is made from gorgeous Jacquard ribbons stitched side by side. It starts flat, then folds up 1-2-3, and snaps front and back to create an adorable cone-shaped mini purse for coins + more.
Fabric gift bags are a green alternative to wrapping paper. Plus, a reusable bag can be almost as much fun as the present inside – especially when made in lovely colors and prints. These feature a cool eyelet-and-cording top closure.
We used gorgeous Renaissance Ribbons to hold the zippers in place on these go-anywhere 6” x 9” pouches. Clear vinyl on the front lets you easily glance at the contents. There’s even a free pattern to create the rounded corners.
Two coordinated pouches designed to clip together. Use one or both. Turn them into a mini shoulder bag or ditch the strap and toss one or both into a larger tote. Stash money and cards in one, make-up and extras in the other.
It can be super hard to find small items in a big bag. This handy pouch helps you corral your important stuff. Like a leash, simply reach in, grab onto the lanyard, and reel up your mini bag o’ belongings.
Lightweight enough to fold away into their own handy carrying case, but tough enough to take on the big grocery chores. We used bound ripstop nylon for a great set of shopping totes that work as hard as you do.
A vinyl window displays your list, there’s a handy credit card pocket on the opposite side, and a zippered interior pouch can hold coupons + cash. The lanyard makes it easy to grab from a purse or clip to a shopping bag.
An internal flex frame makes our eyeglass cases easy to open and shut with just one hand. We embellished with a variety of gorgeous Renaissance Ribbons and added a soft fleece lining to protect your lenses.