Monday, July 23, 2012

DIY Project: Circle Zip Earbud Pouch

After finally getting sick of my earbuds always ending up in a knotted ball at the bottom of my purse, I went online in search of earbud-keeping DIYs. I found this super awesome tutorial from Dog Under My Desk, and decided to try to make a few of these cute little earbud pouches.

Circle Zip Earbud Pouches

I was happily surprised with how quick & easy these were to make, and how cute they turned out.

All the zippers I had in my supplies were a different color, so I matched the lining fabric to each zipper.

This is the perfect project to make out of scrap fabric, and I even made a dent in my ridiculously large supply of zippers. What's even better? Each one of these little pouches took less than 10 minutes from start to finish! They would make great little gifts too.

Add a key ring to the little tab, and they are ready to use.

Update:After having that unclosed zipper edge chafing my sense of order all day, I finally broke down and decided to figure out how to enclose it. I ended up altering Erin's original tutorial design, to add the tab at the end of the zipper (see photo below). I much prefer the neater look, and I'm glad I took the time to figure it out.

Here you can clearly see the enclosed zipper edge on the pouch in the bottom right corner.

This project is well suited for beginners as it's very easy, the tutorial has clear instructions and great photos showing each step, and its super quick, so give it a try!

They really remind me of Christmas ornaments when the ring has been added.

Thanks Erin, for a great tutorial!