No-Sew Leather Pouch
Finished size: approximately 4″ (W) x 2 1/2″ (H)
Download: No Sew Pouch Template
Materials and Tools:
1. Leather (pigment coated finished leather) scrap, 10″ x 6″
2. Button Stud (screwback), Antique Brass color, 1 set. 8mm tall; 7mm base diameter; 6mm stud head diameter
3. Hole Punch Tool
5. Scissors that are able to cut or thick fabric
6. Stamps and Permanent Ink (optional)
7. Embellishment (optional)
8. Tragacanth Leather Burnishing gum and tools (optional)
9. No Sew Pouch Template
I used CMC (Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose) clear leather burnishing agent. Tragacanth Leather Burnishing gum and tools are optional but your leather product will look professionally done if you have it treated.
I used Stazon Permanent ink stamp pad (Timber Brown and Opague Cotton White) to create some design on the no sew pouch, and further enhance the look by adding some star shaped stud with prongs
Gather all the materials and tools listed above.
The stud button is easily fastened together with the screwback attachment that is included.
Trace the no-sew Leather Pouch template to the flesh side of the leather.
Carefully cut out the leather piece with a pair of strong scissors. Cut inside the lines so that the pen marks are not on the edge of the pouch.
Punch holes on the No Sew Pouch as indicated on the template.
Optional. Apply a small amount of the burnishing gum to the flesh side or edge of your leather, spread evenly then firmly work into the leather with a smooth wooden dowel or piece of scrapper.
I used a plastic soft scrapper to apply the gum, I am not scrapping, instead, I use it to push the gum into the leather. Later, I found that using fingers to apply the gum is easier.
Leather the edges with burnishing gum as well.
Reapply burnishing gum as necessary to the leather and leave to dry.
The difference between a burnished leather (bottom piece) and non-burnished leather (top piece).
A burnished leather will give a neat flesh side and edges.
Stamp on the leather to make some designs. This is absolutely optional as some people will love to have the No Sew Pouch plain.
I used Stazon permanent ink pad and some favorite stamps. They stay permanent on the leather, rubbing won’t hurt them, but please avoid aggressive solvent based cleaner.
Further embellish the no-sew Leather Pouch with some metal parts, again, this is optional.
Assemble the stud button onto the no-sew Leather Pouch to complete the pouch.
1. Insert the screwback plate from the flesh side of the left flap.
2. Follow by the right flap.
3. Then by the bottom flap.
4. Screw the round stud head tightly to the screwback to complete.
Push the stud button through the hole on the top flap to close the pouch.
An easy no-sew Leather Pouch is done.
The no-sew Leather Pouch is great for storing your loose coins, business card, member card or even discount card. It can be a little wallet for boy to carry their lunch money to school.