DIY triangle leather pouch

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a little fun fact, you can usually tell how easy and satisfying a DIY i’ve made is by how many i’ve made. so the fact that i made four of these means it’s like a good DIY ok? 

DIY triangle pouches | almost makes perfect


faux leather or suede
brass screw backs (i used 6mm)
leather hole punch
cutting mat

rotary cutter
fabric glue
printable pattern

a note on sourcing your leather or suede

i didn’t only choose to use faux leather for this for moral reasons, but also because it’s much thinner and easier to work with. if you choose to use real leather, make sure you get a light or medium weight versus a very thick hide for tooling. i used authentic suede, but it’s fairly lightweight and it’s still much thicker than the faux leather pouches.

DIY triangle pouch | almost makes perfect


print out the pattern and cut the shape out, then trace the shape onto your leather and cut that out.

follow the folding pattern you see in the photos above, and try to gently crease as you fold for when you do it again. decide where you want your inner clasp and mark it with a pencil.

unfold the pouch, and using your leather hole punch, punch the inner hole. fold your pouch up again, and mark the hole on the outer fold with a pencil. unfold and punch it as well. (this step is a LOT easier to do before gluing your pouch together)

now fold your pouch yet again, but this time you want to glue the front half to the back half, to essentially create the pouch. liberally add your glue and let it dry while being clamped together with binder clips (don’t worry about the marks they’ll leave, those will go away). let dry overnight.

once your pouch has dried, remove the binder clips and add the screwback. if you’re using suede or real leather, you might need to cut a tiny slit across the hole for easier fastening, but i only needed to do that on the suede — the faux leather is much easier to slip on and off.

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really cute right?! i am so excited about these little pouches. they’re perfect for keys, lipsticks, change — any little items in your purse that need corralling, or you could also just use as a tiny little clutch for your key and cash when you’re going out.

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  1. These are super cute! And I feel like they’d be so convenient to use too — great idea!

  2. So cute! They look quite modern too, hard to believe this is a diy. I must try this myself!

  3. ohh wow! great piece of art. just amazed at this craft. i have seen a very similar site which promotes such identical products. its anme is CraftedIndia . do have a visit!

  4. Why buy it for $3 when you can make it for $50 worth of art supplies? :-/

    1. no ones stopping you!
      (i had all the supplies besides the suede which was really cheap, so it didn’t cost me anywhere close to $50)

  5. Those are so cool. Would be great for a nice gift for a friend or family. 🙂

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  7. These are very cute in leather! I make them out of fabric with two button closures one on each side, that way they can fold out completely flat and be opened from either side, and no waiting for glue to dry (I’m far to impatient lol). I love your version and will have to try leather ones too 😉

  8. Do you think I could do this with felt?

    1. for sure, just not sure how it would look! x

  9. Love these! I was just wondering where you found your faux leather? I especially love the blush color. Thanks!!!

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  11. An awesome idea! Practical, but at the same time beautiful decoration! Thanks for sharing!

  12. I love these! I’m wondering does the glue ever come off and the pouch fall apart? I’m always nervous about using glue versus sewing it (although it’s ideal for me given that I don’t know how to sew)

    1. Sue Atkins says:

      Just be sure you use appropriate glue for the pouch material you choose. I used to make folding “envelopes” using cardstock for release of butterflies. I closed them with just a sticker. I did no glue at all on the triangles. I believe all you’d really need is the fastener and the pouch will stay together. I plan to make VBS pouches for activity coins. I’m going to cut off the top flap of the pattern. That shorter flap will get a grommet. A button will be sewn below the flap on third triangle. A tying cord will be looped through the grommet, with the tails going through the loop. The tails will wind around the button.

  13. Miriam Pirela says:

    Que hermoso trabajo. Sencillez, belleza y utilidad, juntas. Felicitaciones por tan estupenda idea.

  14. I can’t wait to make these! I’m going to screnprint my logo on them and use as jewelry packaging. Thanks for the awesome, unique and simple idea!

  15. Are these pouches for sale?? ?

  16. Oh wow, it’s a very creative leather pouch. I am impress. Leather product are quality product. It’s a great blog. Very helpful. Thanks!

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  18. JW Hammontree says:

    “i didn’t only choose to use faux leather for this for moral reasons… ” “i used authentic suede…”

    The second statement contradicts the first.

  19. Just a short note to you ALL- I go to Goodwill/Cheaper Thrift stores/garage sales & etc. to buy old leather & suede coats for my crafting ideas…..hint: I buy the long blk leather coats that were sooo popular in the 90’s for about $3 !! – I make book covers-purses- & all the extras like these little triangles. (Not even close to $50.)Hope this helps out Ladies!