How to Make a Circular Jewelry Pouch

How to Make a Circular Jewelry Pouch

I saw this project on It’s Sew Easy and just had to share it with you.  It was designed by Kat at Serendipity Studios and is a fun and functional project to make.  It will also allow you to work on sewing and clipping curves.  If you like to have a pretty and travel ready jewelry pouch this is perfect for you.  It is also a very simple project to make.  It can be made using basic sewing skills in about an hour or less depending on your sewing skills. This jewelry pouch also makes the perfect handmade gift.  I just love the looks and the simplicity of this circular jewelry pouch and I know you will too.  

You will need 3-4 coordinating fat quarters or remnants for this project.  I purchased mine at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could head to Hobby Lobby or to get exactly what you need for this project.  I did the photo tutorial to make things a little easier but I also included the It’s So Easy video for you to follow if you want to see this project in real time. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I receive from qualifying purchases.

What you will Need: How to Make a Circular Jewelry Pouch  

How to Make a circular Jewelry Pouch
What you will Need Jewelry Pouch

Step 1: Cut out your Pattern

Use the pattern pieces on the last page of the instructions and transfer them to freezer paper for ease of use.  You should have a large circle, a medium circle and a small circle.  Trace the small circle in the center of the large and medium circles and cut out.  You should now have two donut shaped pieces and a round circle. 

Step 2: Cut Your Fabrics

Cut two large circles and two medium circles from the fabrics of your choice.  I chose to cut two different fabrics for the large circles but two from the same fabric from the medium circles.  Cut a small circle from the fusible foam. *****DO NOT CUT OUT THE MIDDLE CIRCLES*****.  These are all of the fabrics that you need for this project. Trace the center circle onto the lining of the large circle and the lining of the medium circle.  I used Frixion pens for this purpose.  II like these pens because they erase completely when you iron them.  Cut a slit across the center circle you traced onto the lining.  You will use this to turn the pieces.  

How to make a circular jewelry pouch
Cut your fabrics

Step 3: Fuse the fabrics

Apply fusible interfacing to the outer large circle and the outer medium circle following the manufacturers instructions.  Kat recommends a lightweight fusible interfacing.  I actually used fusible fleece for a little more padding.  Transfer the button hole markings to the outer fabric piece.  You should have two button hole markings directly across from each other.  You will be threading the cording through these button holes. 

How to Make a circular jewelry pouch
Fuse the interfacing

Step 4: Create two Button Holes

Using your buttonhole attachment create two small buttonholes on the outer large circle and trim open using a seam ripper.  

How to make a circular jewelry pouch
Add the buttonhole

Step 5: Stitch the Circles

Sew the large circles right sides together using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Clip the curves.  Turn right sides out through the hole you cut in the center of the lining.  Press well.  Repeat for the medium circle.  Edgestitch both circles.  

How to make a circular jewelry pouch
Turn right sides out

Step 6: Stitch the Large Circle

You will be creating two additional lines of stitching.  Measure in 1/2″ from the outer edge and stitch another line all the way around.  Measure in another 1 1/4″ from the finished edge and stitch another line all the way around.  I used a magnetic seam guide to help me with this process.  You can find one in my Amazon store.  You will have sandwiched the buttonholes and created a casing for the cording.  Place the fusible foam into the slit with the fusible side facing up and fuse into place.  

How to make a circular jewelry pouch
Mark the first line
How to make a circular jewelry pouch
Mark the second line

Step 7: Create the pockets

With the outer medium circle facing up transfer the markings for the pocket dividers and the center circle. Place the medium circle onto the lining of the outer circle with the pocket marking facing up and center.  Stitch the small circle through all layers.  Stitch each pocket divider to complete the pockets.  

How to Make a circular jewelry pouch
Mark the pockets
How to make a circular jewelry pouch
Stitch the pockets

Step 8: Add the Cording

Using a safety pin or a bodkin at one end of the cording, feed the cording through one of the button holes all the way through so it comes out the same button hole. Tie the ends together so they don’t go back through the hole. Repeat for the other button hole.Add your jewelry and pull the bag closed.  You have now finished your circular jewelry pouch. 

How to make a circular jewelry pouch
Add the drawstring
How to make a circular jewelry pouch
Finished Pouch



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  1. 7/27/2023
    I found this pattern and thought it would be something cute to make for my friends’ 4 year old daughter for toys or wrapped treats. I did not realize it was going to come out so small. No measurements were given but finished and closed up it’s about 3″ tall and 5″ wide. It’s cute, but tiny. I thought the large circle was sort of big in the beginning, but once you sew the casing and all, it uses up a lot of the fabric. I know, it IS supposed to be for jewelry… The directions were good to follow but not something I could make in less than an hour start to finish! Thank you for the pattern and instructions.

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