Remember our little Indian girl? She is sporting the wampum belt we made for her, and now she has a tiny beaded pouch as well.
This is a good beginning sewing project because it doesn't take long to make.
Cut a piece of felt about two and a half times the length of the pouch you want to make.
Fold the bottom up about two-fifths of the way up. Sew the edges together with a simple stitch with embroidery thread or thin string. If they have trouble getting a embroidery need through two thicknesses of felt, you can punch some guide hole in it with a nail and hammer, much like we did with our felt treasure pouches.
You can thread some beads on as you go for decoration.
For this pouch, Quentin sewed two beads on the front as well. Leave a length of embroidery thread for the pouch's strap.
The rest of the felt can be folded over as a flap for the pouch. You can punch a whole in the flap large enough for the beads to fit through as a latch for the pouch.