Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals: DIY Embellishment Pockets

Teri Color Groovin’ with the Go to Gals: DIY Embellishment Pockets

Teri Anderson, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

I’ve said it once and I will say it again: I am Do-It-Yourself type of girl.

Nothing beats raiding my crafty stash, digging out a few bits and pieces and making my own unique DIY embellishments.

My latest DIY project? Well, I have been making my own sequin and embellishment pockets.

Meet Exhibit A. I like to call it my latest pile of crafty happiness.

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These little pockets are so stinkin’ fun to use and so easy to make! All you need is a pocket-style page protector (either for photos, scrapbooking, or baseball cards) and some small embellishments to stuff inside.

Let me show you how to make your own.

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Start by filling up the pockets of your pocket page of choice with sequins and glitter. I tend to live on the creative edge so I have also included some small veneer embellishments, string, twine, die-cuts, and stickers in my pockets, too.

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Add a little decorative tape at the top of your pockets. (By the way, don’t worry if it matches. It is not going to stay.)

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Use a sewing machine to add stitch lines to the pockets. Be sure to stitch about ¼” to ½” in from the pockets’ seams as you sew. You’ll see why in a minute.

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Remove your tape and use your scissors to cut apart the pockets.

You’ll be left with a whole bunch of embellishment pockets to go to crafty town with.

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They look really good in a pocket-style scrapbook page.  Just slide them into a pocket page and you are good to go!

They also look pretty swell on cards!

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I’ve love to see your take on this technique so I am challenging all of you to make your own embellishment pocket. Share a link to your project here and I’ll swing by to take a look!

Yours in pocket making happiness,

Teri Anderson, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Go-to Gal

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46 Responses to Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals: DIY Embellishment Pockets

  1. Cindy C. says:

    Cool idea! And it looks like plenty fun to make and use them! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Amy Williams says:

    Love this! It looks fabulous on the card front!

  3. These are awesome, Teri! I love how the pocket looks on your card!

  4. Helen F. says:

    How adorable are these? Love your fun DIY ideas, Teri :)

  5. Maye M.L. says:

    Teri, you are brilliant! Cheers

  6. What a fun idea! I am going to dig out my pockets and make some!

  7. Chris E says:

    Oh Ms. Teri, I puffy heart this!!!! :)

  8. Janis in ID says:

    I’ll repeat what somebody ahead of me said because they were the very words that came to my mind:
    You are brilliant, Teri!!!
    TFS this terrif idea.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  9. Tona says:

    I love these! Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Susan S says:

    Teri, you are brilliant. I love these. I’ve got to get some sequins!

  11. Mendi Yoshikawa says:

    These turned out super cute Teri! May just be the best way I’ve seen to use my unloved pocket pages yet! :)

  12. Teri, you are such a clever girl. This is going in my inspiration folder for sure.

  13. Barbara MacAskill says:

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Kathy Mc says:

    Such a clever idea, Teri, with fabulous results! Your pocket looks adorable on the front of a card. TFS this terrific idea ~ may have to try it when things slow down a bit!

  15. Beth W says:

    Teri always has the cutest,coolest ideas.I love these-and I’m pinning!

  16. Lucy E. says:

    Such a great idea, especially since I don’t get my sewing machine out much. I could do them all at once!

  17. Beth Matson says:

    Very cute! Thanks for sharing, Teri.

  18. Sue says:

    You are a crafty little maven, Teri! I love these pockets of goodness!

  19. SusanDR says:

    I love this idea. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. dixie says:

    +Great Job!! I like these.

  21. NancyR says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Virginia L. says:

    Thanks for these serious eye candy! I love your inspiring idea and design, Teri!

  23. Cynthia B. says:

    SO cute! Love all the goodies you put inside each pocket.
    I made my first confetti pocket just yesterday…but had to hand stitch – darn my sewing machine!! TFS this great idea – would be so easy to grab an embellished pocket and create another project with it!

  24. These rock! I love all the fun details and how awesome they look on a card!! (me = not a scrapbooker or project lifer.) Really fabby way to use up some of those random embellies, too. Fantastically fabulous, Teri! Kinda like you. :)

  25. Such a cute idea to put the sentiment behind the shaker. I made one of these the other day and put the pocket behind my image : simplyprice blog

  26. Brenda B says:

    Absolutely MAGNIFICENT! Love them! I can just imagine the endless possibilities!

  27. Margy Kieser says:

    What a fabulous idea!!!! Going to give that a try, and thanks for sharing.

  28. Gabby says:

    What an innovative way to use embellishments to create COOL packets to use to make such INTERSTING cards! :) LOVE it! I’m even thinking of doing that for a gift card pocket. Instead of sewing the top closed, I’d “close” it with some matching washi tape so the recipient could easily open it. Hmmm. I’ll have to figure out exactly how to make that work on a card. TFS such a groovy idea, Teri! :D

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  30. Lucy Schmidt says:

    I love the idea of using them on a card. If you give it to a fellow cardmaker, they can even re-purpose it, assuming they’d even want to disassemble it. It’s also a great way to use up some of those small embellishments that seem to multiply as we use them, or some little scraps of otherwise discarded larger projects.

  31. Carla Hundley says:

    Oh this is just wonderful!
    And so easy, thanks for
    the idea.
    Carla from Utah

  32. Cynthia X says:

    Teri, this is a fantastic idea! You are so smart and crafty.

  33. Alice Wertz says:

    these are so fun! thanks so much for sharing, Teri!

  34. Noreen says:

    What a fun idea!

  35. chark says:

    so cute–thanks for the inspiration!

  36. donna mikasa says:

    How fun are those pockets? TONS! Love this idea, Teri! Thanks for sharing!

  37. Linda Matthews says:

    I love this idea. I just wish I was handy with a sewing machine. lol

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  39. Susan says:

    Thanks for sharing your idea! I might use it next year as a Christmas gift for all my sewing friends. We all love to embellish our quilts and all the other little things we make.

  40. I love this cute idea! I can totally see myself making some of these to hand out as party favours or to inspire creativity in kids. :)

  41. Princess says:

    What a creative idea….So many possibilities!

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