I completed this project in under 30 minutes using scraps of things I had around the house. I could have made this little pouch much prettier if I had gone shopping for supplies. But always remember, free is good!
One other thing to note is that the color in these photos is not true. What appears to be red is really a much mellower pink which does actually coordinate with the light pink ribbon. So try to not be too distracted by the colors.
What you will need is some felt, some ribbon or lace (about 18 inches), some thread, a button, a hand sewing needle, and some straight pins. You could instead of sewing this pouch by hand, use a sewing machine, or even just glue for a no-sew project.
First I cut a 2 1/2 inch wide strip of my white felt. I love my rotary cutter. Since you are not finishing the edges, you will want a nice straight cut.
Next I cut my now 2 1/2 inch wide strip of felt into a three inch rectangle and 4 1/2 inch rectangle. The smaller one will be the front of the pouch and the longer one the back and top flap.
Then I cut a small rectangle of my pink felt.
Folding it in half, I cut out a small heart. I needed to trim down the size of my heart a couple of times so that it fit nicely on the front pouch piece, far enough away from the edges so that the heart didn't get sewn up in the stiches around the outside edge of the pouch.
Next I hand stitched the heart to the front piece of the pouch with a needle and tread to give it a homespun look. Again you could glue the heart in place or machine stich.
|Hand stich (or glue) heart to front piece|
|Gather ribbon to size|
|Pin ribbon or lace to inside of front piece|
|Layers pinned together|
Next I sewed the button in place at the top of the front felt piece. Make sure you do not sew the button to the back piece or the pouch won't open. Then I made a small slit in the flap (which is part of the back felt piece) with scissors for the button hole. Since this is felt (and because this pouch isn't going to get a lot of use) I didn't finish the button hole but you can if you want to.
|Add a Button|
|Finished Tooth Fairy Pouch|
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