A while ago, I decided to find a use for all my Spoonflower swatches. (For anyone who hasn't designed fabric at Spoonflower, the swatch is a small 8 inch by 8 inch test print of your fabric design to test colors and other elements on the fabric.) I had to abandon the project for a little while when some other things got in the way, but I'm back on track now. This time, I created a tutorial to make a tiny drawstring pouch from your swatch. It's actually so itty bitty you can get two per swatch. Have fun!
Fabric (a Spoonflower swatch cut in half, or any 8" x 4" piece of fabric)
Ribbon or yarn
Needle or sewing machine
Cut your swatch in half.
With right sides together, fold your fabric in half lengthwise and sew each side from the fold to approximately 1.5" from the top.
Flip your pouch right side out and press the seams. Stitch down the edges on both sides.
Press down the top edges and stitch down approximately 1/4".
Fold the top of the fabric all the way down the the sewn side seams. Press and stitch in place, as close to the folded edge as possible. This creates the channel for your drawstring.
Attach a safety pin to a ribbon or string. Feed the safety pin and ribbon through one of the channels.
Taking care not to twist the ribbon, feed the safety pin and ribbon back through the other channel.
Tie a knot in your drawstring ribbon to hold it in place.
Pull the drawstring to close the bag. Enjoy trying to find something small enough to fit into your new pouch.