DIY triangle leather pouch


DIY triangle leather pouches | almost makes perfectDIY triangle leather pouch |  almost makes perfect

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.

43 comments on “DIY triangle leather pouch”

    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)

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  2. 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 ;)

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

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  5. 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. 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.

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

    The second statement contradicts the first.

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