neighborhood toy shop + Art Studio in Athens, GA | M-SA 10a- 6p | SU 11a-4p | flat rate shipping $8 | FREE shipping $100* | Summer Camps LIVE!

DIY embroidered leather pouch

We are so excited for spring time and can’t wait to be spending much more time outside. In doing so, the little ones will most likely be collecting lots of objects and need somewhere to store them. We’ve created a leather pouch that’s perfect for storing their finds. And adults, we think you will love this one too!


a sheet of leather (ours measured roughly 8.5 x 11 inches), a ruler, a pen or pencil, scissors, a leather hole punch tool like this one, yarn, nylon string, a needle, a button, a piece of leather string


1. Cut out two pieces of leather, one piece will measure 7 x 5 inches and the other will measure 3.5 x 5 inches.

2. Measure out where to punch your holes along the edges and where to punch your embroidery holes (we made our edge holes a half an inch apart and our embroidery holes a quarter of an inch apart).

3. Punch holes using the leather hole punch tool. We recommend using the smallest hole punch on the tool to make all of the holes. For the embroidery section, we made three rows of eight.

4. Thread your needle with the yarn and embroider the front piece of your pouch. We created a simple triangle pattern but you can be creative here and make any design you’d like!

5. Sew on your button (we placed ours about 1.5 inches down from the edge).

6. Thread your needle with the nylon thread and sew the two pieces together.

7. Punch a hole in the top flap of your pouch, about 1/2 inch from the edge.

8. Tie a knot in the leather rope and string it through the hole in the flap.

Ta-da! You have a super cute leather pouch!

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published