Bracelet Fastener Travel Pouch

by Noreen Doll.

(Crafty Journal)

Make a fun, sturdy travel pouch for your bracelet fastening tool, using a pot holder.

It’s quick and easy to make, and will last a long time. And you can often find pretty pot holders in the Dollar Store.

I found these in a 2-pack for $1.00. They had a pretty design on one side and were plain on the other side, so I could make 2 different bracelet fastener travel pouches.

Because there is very little sewing, you could sew these by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine. It took me longer to find a matching color of thread than it did to put in a few hand stitches!

Or you could try using hot glue on the edges if you don’t want to sew them.

Bracelet Fastener Travel Pouch 1

What You Need

Pot Holder

Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine


What You Do

1 Fold the pot holder in half as shown.

2. On the left edge, stitch from the fold, across the opening, to just around the corner. Back stitch a few stitches if you’re using a sewing machine.

3. Stitch across the right edge the same way, and just around the corner.

4. Fold the potholder loop across the opening to see where the button needs to go.

5. Attach the button far enough from the edge that you have to stretch a bit to put the loop around it. If the button is too close to the edge, the loop won’t stay fastened.

Bracelet Fastener Travel Pouch 2

This holder opens at the top and can be hung by the loop to store the bracelet fastener.

What You Need

Pot Holder

Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine

What You Do

1. Fold the pot holder in half with the loop at the top.

2. Stitch across the bottom and all the way up the side. Back stitch at each end of the stitching.

Leave the top open.

3. The bracelet fastener travel pouch is done.


You could decorate the pot holder before you stitch it, by adding an initial, flower, or buttons.

Also see my projects for a bracelet fastener gift envelope and bracelet fastener gift pouch.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  • SusanV says:

    That’s just brilliant. Thanks for sharing! I also thought about making closure with velcro for the sewing challenged like my daughter. Very cute and useful!

  • Rose says:

    What a fantastic idea!! I loved Rena’s bracelet-closer and I LOVE the potholder idea to hold it! In fact, now I’m planning to make a potholder pouch to hold my tatting needles, I think it would be the perfect size. It could also work for sock knitting needles or crochet hooks. Thanks so much, Noreen!

  • WeezieGee says:

    Really impressed with the two travel pouch designs. I think that would make a great way to store beading tools for travel as well. I love the simplicity of the designs and the small amount of sewing needed.

  • PhyllisC says:

    Great Idea !!! I LOVE it! Thanks SO Much for sharing!!

  • Mary Erdman says:
    Thanks so very much for your amazing generosity in sharing your frustration-ending, tantrum-producing ingenious tool as well as pouch variations!
    I’m sure I’ll use it for fastening necklaces circumventing the profuse production of “aggravation-moisture” buildup on my fingertips, upper lip, back of neck, pits, palms accompanied by blooming crimson coloring, excessive wrinkling of brow, narrowing of lips, ultimately followed by an eruption of unique combinations of profanities, combinations of curses followed by utter silence post violent removal and subsequent hurling of obviously “Inferiorly Designed” item!

  • Mary, I’m so glad this little device will make your life easier! Thank you for letting me know! 🙂

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