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Easy Sew Scented Fabric Pouch Craft

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Tutorials for an Easy Fabric Pouch

This little DIY fabric pouch is so easy to put together you can make it without sewing.  Personally I sew things like this, but I realize that not everyone has a sewing machine.  The sewn bag is a little more durable but the non sewn one will work for you.  In this particular post I am showing the sewn version.  Here is the link to the no sew fabric pouch  if you don’t want to sew.  

Sewing a DIY Fabric Pouch

This easy pouch is so cute and whips up in a few minutes.  Hang it where ever you want a little fresh scent or a pretty pop of colour.  Hang one on a door knob, closet knob, ladder, hook or even the back of a chair are great choices.  

A simple farmhouse pouch sewing craft.

Supplies to Make a Scented Fabric Pouch

To make one of your own you will need.

A square foot of scrap fabric

Large eyed needle

Small strong cord, like jewelry cord.

Cotton balls, and essential oil

A few Faux Flowers

Cut two pieces of fabric 6″ by 12″.  Iron your fabric smooth. Let start by making hems at the top of each piece of fabric. 

Lay the first piece of fabric good side down, fold over top 1/2″. Press to make acrease.

Cut a small piece of twine 36″ long, and lay it across the seam.

Sewing a hem to hold twine for hanging a little DIY pouch

Sew to create a hem, making sure not to attach the small twine.

Lay the second piece good side up. Fold over top 1 1/2″ press to crease, but do not sew a hem.

Place the two pieces of fabric good sides together, pin in place along three sides leaving the folded hem side open.

Pinning fabric for an easy to make DIY fabric pouch

Because  the top of the fabric pieces are aligned unevenly , it causes uneven edges at the bottom seam.  Trim the fabric with scissors so they match.

trimming seam on fabric pouch

Sewing the Fabric Together

Start sewing 1/4″ from the bottom of the folded hem. This gives the bag a little bit of a shabby look and bends the front over a little bit.

Showing seam location on a DIY fabric bag tutorial

Sew a half inch seam along all three edges, starting and ending 1/4 from the seam.  

Turn right side out and press.

Take a large eyed needle and thread it with the small twine. Push the needle down through the fabric, it maybe a bit tough to pull through the fabric. Just twist and pull on the needle, the fabric fibres will loosen allowing the twine to bit through. Push the needle up 1/4 inch from the first and pull the needle through again.
Tie a knot and then a bow.

Easy to make Fabric Scented Pouch Bag.

Adding Flowers and Scent

To hold the back of the fabric pouch cut a piece of cardboard or foam board and place inside the pouch.

To add scent take  four cotton balls, add a favorite essential oil and placed them in the bag. Then add some dollar store faux gerbera daisies.

Hang your pouch where you like and tie the hanging twine as long as you like.

A small farmhouse pouch with flowers hanging on a ladder for farmhouse decor.

This fabric pouch is made to decorate a  little shelf in our guest room year around.   The lavender essential oils are really nice in the room.  

A handmade fabric pouch craft hanging on a shelf for farmhouse decor.

These little fabric pouches are so handy to scenting a room.  I need to make more in different styles for the bathrooms.  Maybe add the scented cotton and fill the bag with little soaps.  Not sure at this point.  Please comment and let me know any other fillers you can think of for the little scented pouches.

Hand Made Fabric Pouch filled with flowers and perfume.
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  1. Super cute posey pouch! Love your fabric choice too.
    Have a beautiful weekend,

    1. Hi Anita, it smells so nice with the lavender essential oils. Thanks for commenting.

  2. I have been wanting to pull out my sewing machine. This is the perfect project to get started with.
    So darling.

    1. Hello Meegan. It certainly is. It sew up in a few minutes and it was a great way for me to use up some fabric tidbits. Enjoy sewing.

  3. Leanna, I love your fabric pouch and what a nice idea for scenting a room!!! I have a number of lavender sachets that I keep in my dresser drawers and in our closets but I should make some of these for gifts and for our spare bedroom/office. I’m so glad to find you again! I lost my master list over a year ago of all the friends I’d visit for blog parties and just to read. Happy to find you again!

    Happy Mother’s Day this weekend,
    Barb Chapman

    1. Hi. The same thing happened to me with my link parties list. Our worlds get so busy we have to have notes don’t we. Thanks for reaching out again.

  4. Leanna, these are really sweet pouches, especially from mothers day or a gift for someone. Thank you for this tutorial.

  5. I have to share this one with my daughter. She’s just bought herself a sewing machine and wants to try making all kinds of things. Your little fabric pouch is so perfect for her to get the feel of her new machine and teach her the basics too. Thanks, Leanna

    1. This is a great beginners project Michelle. It doesn’t have a pattern to fiddle with so its really super easy. I am sure she will have fun.

  6. Thanks for the tutorial. The scented pouch’s would be nice Mother’s Day gift.

    1. Thank you Patricia. I really enjoy having mine, and they are so easy to whip together.

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