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Recycled shirt cuff pouches are the perfect way to wrap up something small and makes a useful handmade gift. Fill these clever button pouches with a gift card, money, jewelry or a small surprise. The best part these little pouches can be made in minutes.
If you have a shirt that you can no longer wear this is the perfect way to recycle it. All cuffs vary in size so if you are using it for a gift card holder make sure the cuff is big enough.
How to Make Recycled Shirt Cuff Pouches
Cut the cuff from the sleeve leaving about 1/2 inch of the shirt on the cuff. If you like the shirt can be trimmed even with the cuff. It does save a step to trim with the cuff and can look neater (if you cut really carefully) at the top where it is not inside the pouch.
Press the extra sleeve fabric to the back (wrong side).
With wrong side facing up fold the bottom up and the top down. Make sure it buttons. You can make it so it can be adjustable making either button useable (red plaid cuff) or just choose the top button (red and white check pouch). Open the top flap back out. Stitch with matching thread from the top of the flap down to the bottom on each side.
It makes the perfect little pouch for small things!
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