These no-sew pouches can be made in various sizes to hold all kinds of goodies such as dried herbs, crystals, notes etc. They make wonderful gifts for any age! We use them to hold our Gratitude Stones. They can be made in minutes and don’t require a single stitch! If you love burlap crafts, this one is a keeper!
Supplies for No Sew Pouches – A Burlap Crafts
- Pattern (free download below)
- Hot glue gun
- Extras: string, ribbon, buttons etc.
NOTE: You can easily make your own any size you want but we’ve provided three patterns if desired.
These can be made in various sizes but we’ve included a pattern for the sizes shown. The key is to cut the burlap straight and along the lines. This makes it even when you pull the threads out to make the edges.
After cutting out your pattern, trim if needed on the burlap thread lines.
To make the even frayed edge pull ONE string at a time. It typically takes 1 to 3 threads pulled to make a nice edge depending on how long you want the frays to be.
After you’ve pulled out the threads as desired you may notice they need trimmed a bit to even them up as shown below.
Do this on all fours sides.Iron where shown on the pattern. (This one was ironed before fraying.)
Carefully glue the sides down. Don’t use too much glue as it seeps through the burlap. Make sure you’re on a protected surface.
After gluing, press down on the sides using a craft stick or something similar so you don’t burn your fingers if any glue comes through the fabric (which is usually does.)
It’s now time to decorate your pouches and add the ribbon or string for tying. There are various ways you can do this. The easiest is to take some ribbon or string and glue it in the center of the back.
To close the pouch you can roll or wrap it, depending on how much you have inside it.
Pull the ribbon around and tie it.
Another option is to feed some heavy string through two holes in the front or back. You can tie them or tack with glue.
Roll or wrap. Use enough string that you can wrap it twice around, again depending on how much you have in your pouch.
Use the pouches to hold Gratitude Stones.