Make a Jewelry Pouch without Sewing

Β© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved.

You can make a jewelry pouch quickly, easily, and very cheaply. And best of all – no sewing is involved!

This tutorial takes you step-by-step through a simple way to create an elegant gift pouch that’s perfect for packaging earrings and other small pieces of jewelry.

The pouch used in this tutorial was made by my mom – a creative gift wrap expert.

It’s made to hold a 2″ x 2″ earring card.

Supplies Needed

* Wire-edged ribbon, 2.5″ wide x 7″ long

* Scissors for cutting the ribbon

Step 1

From a roll of 2.5″ wide wire-edged ribbon (available at fabric or craft stores), cut a 7″-long piece.


Step 2

Fold under about 3/8″ on each end of your 7″ piece to create a nice, finished edge.


Step 3

Fold about 2-1/4″ of the bottom end of your ribbon up toward the middle.


Step 4

Fold about 1-1/2″ of the top of the ribbon down toward the middle. You should now have a little matchbook-shaped pouch with open sides.


Step 5

Gently pinch together the open sides of the pouch. The wire edges of the ribbon are pretty sturdy and they actually hold the pouch together quite well.

Put the earrings (or whatever) into your new little no-sew ribbon jewelry pouch.

This is such a neat way to make a small jewelry pouch, especially if you don’t have the time or interest to do any sewing. You can make these quickly as you package your jewelry at shows, or make them up ahead of time.

It’s also a fun and easy project for children – after you finish helping them with a jewelry-making project, they can make a jewelry pouch to hold their new treasure!

make a no-sew jewelry pouch

I purchased a 30-foot roll of this wire-edged ribbon at a local fabric store, during an after-Christmas clearance sale. It was regularly $5.99 per roll, and I got it on sale for $1.50.

A 30-foot roll of ribbon is enough to make about 51 of pouches of this size. At the regular price, that’s about 12 cents per pouch. At the clearance price, it’s about 3 cents per pouch.

For an embellished and larger version of this project, be sure to see the fantasy jewelry pouchesΒ  by Carolina Gonzalez.

She’s taken this Make a Jewelry Pouch project to a gorgeous new level!

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  • Grace says:

    Is it just me not doing something right or is this happening to others? I love the jewelry pouch idea, but when I pinch the sides together as directed, once I put the earrings in, the sides open up and the earrings fall out. The top stays put as it’s folded over. I’ve had to either sew or hot glue the sides to keep it from coming apart. Please help!!!

  • Maureen says:

    Hi, I just tried it and it works, but as long as the item I put inside is not big enough to open the sides.
    I played around with different width, length and type of ribbons. It is perfect for my rosaries. Thanks so much πŸ™‚

  • That is such a great idea! I will be making some of these to put gifts in! Thanks for inspiring me.

  • Jordan says:

    Great idea! Thanks for linkin up to the frugal crafty home hop!
    xoxo, Jordan

  • Jessie says:

    This is such a cute idea! Easy and cheap packaging that’s super adorable too πŸ™‚ Great post!

  • While I love sewing, sometimes you just need a quick no sew gift idea. This one turned out great! Thanks for sharing at A New Creation.

  • DesignedByBH says:

    That’s a great idea! I love the fact that it’s no-sew, yet looks so polished. Thanks for the how-to!

  • Ana Lopes says:

    Super cute idea!
    Have a great week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  • How fun! What a great way to gift some home-made jewelry… πŸ™‚

    hugs xx

    Crystelle Boutique

  • Dropped by from Made By Me Wednesdays – such a simple yet great idea πŸ™‚

  • Tulip says:

    What an awesome idea! That is so easy and looks great. I can’t wait to make my own jewelry pouch. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at True Aim!

  • Brilliant! Love the use of the ribbon and the fact there is minimal sewing involved!

  • I love these. This is a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

  • What a wonderful idea! Great for those who sell jewelry or for anyone wanting a cute little way to gift someone! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

    Linda & Diann

  • rea says:

    this is such an awesome idea, i might try it!

    thanks, stopping by through fluster buster.


  • Great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us. πŸ™‚

  • k says:

    These pouches are great, nice tutorial, thanks for sharing!

  • Brilliant idea! Pinned. Wider ribbon could even hold a gift card. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  • Marti says:

    Super cute idea!! Thank you for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!!


  • Marie says:

    This would be such a fun way to give little jewelry gifts! Such a fun idea.

  • Great idea. Never thought of using ribbons to make a pouch. At least not in this way. Thank you for sharing !

  • Linda says:

    Rena, Very nice. I’ve seen this done before but I like your variation! Best wishes, Linda

  • Cute!

  • Theresa says:

    What an easy way to make a pouch! Thanks for sharing!

  • Ruthie says:

    How adorable and perfect for traveling! Thank you for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week.. stop on by and share again today! I hope you have wonderful weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie

  • Judy P says:

    I think just to be safe, I will either sew or glue the sides together. I would hate for a piece to drop out and break or get lost.

  • I Love This idea, I am new at this , and I am just starting to sell my Jewelry, in home parties, I just love this little pouch, so simple ,easy, and cheep, I used a small piece of clear tape on each side, you can’t even see it and it works GREAT, Thank You for the GREAT IDEA.

  • jessica peterson says:

    I am going to try this, my wedding is in August looking for a different way for my ring bearer to carry our rings. Pouches online are inexpensive however the cost to ship is almost as much as the product.

  • Susan says:

    I love this idea and even use 4″ wide ribbon too for larger items. My daughter and I do it in assembly line production, but we do hot glue the sides. My customers LOVE them and feel like they are getting a little extra.

  • Wow such a great idea! I have so much ribbon around that I never thought I would use again. I can’t wait to try this.

  • Tula says:

    Congratulations!! It is a perfect idea!!!
    Thank you very much for your lovely ideas
    Best regards
    From Greece

  • Vickie Shelton says:

    How professional is that! I love the gift card pouch idea too! Thank you for sharing.


    When I take the time to make a batch of these (usually around holidays) I get wonderful comments from my customers. They are so thrilled to get that little extra handmade touch. I do use fabric or hot glue to secure the sides.

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