Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Ditching Disposables - Handmade Money Pouches

I've done a budget for my monthly spending for as long as I can remember, but last year i made the decision to draw out my 'food' and 'petrol' allowances in cash for the coming month.
I kept these amounts in brown envelopes in my wallet to draw from throughout the money.

Unfortunately over time these rip and need replacing so I was looking for replacements. I found several on the internet but they were all quite large and more money then I had to spend!!!
This summer I had decided to make my goal to get out my machine and practice sewing. Well,with only one week left and the sewing machine untouched on the dining table I decided to make this my first project.
Its not perfect and I'd like to make a few improvements to the design but for now I love my new money pouch!!! Just need to make some more now!!!!!


  1. And there'll be more money to put in them now that you're not having to buy envelopes for the purpose.

  2. That's a great idea. It's turned out really well!

  3. Good idea. A friend of mine makes purse pouches from folding magazine pages. They are decorative, useful & recycled. xx

  4. Thanks guys :)
    bp - they sound good, mine are recycled too - the material was my bedroom curtains in the 1980's, mum still had it stashed and it came my way!!!!! Gosh I feel old now :)

  5. I love them. We too use the envelopes for those types of things. I will have to look into making some when these paper ones wear out. I signed up to follow your have set out quite a challenge for yourself. Very interesting!