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(( Projects )) Macrame Pouch Tutorial


View also: http://freundschaftsbaender.valdkynd.de/beutel.htm (my german website)
and: http://nimuae.deviantart.com/art/Pouch-Tutorial-Part-I-Bottom-314899434 (to view this you need a deviantArt account)

Hello People! :)

This is a larger tutorial about how to knot a macramee pouch...

For this version you need 98 double strings (up to 14 colours - if you want to, but you could also use only 2 - I used 11, some of them twice, some 3 times) - each as long as possible (about 150 cm, so, if folded, each string is around 75cm) - colours are your choice.
But don't be affraid, you start with 7 strings only and the other strings will be inserted later

At the end of this tutorial I added a picture that shows the string order!

Btw:
I used this kind of string:



For to get a better view of the pictures click on "full view" below and use the magnifier of your browser, or save them and open them with some graphic software... also on deviantART you'll have to option to magnify the image if you click on it

Other tutorials and patterns, that could be helpful to do this:
Mandala Flower Tutorial: http://friendship-bracelets.net/tutorial.php?id=2531
Plaid Pattern: http://friendship-bracelets.net/pattern.php?id=4990

Leave Bracelets Tutorial: http://friendship-bracelets.net/tutorial.php?id=2694
Buckle Tutorial: http://friendship-bracelets.net/tutorial.php?id=1971
Tube Bracelet Tutorial: http://friendship-bracelets.net/tutorial.php?id=1227

Part I:
First you start with this Mandala Flower as bottom of the pouch:
Full View: http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/197/e/b/pouch_tutorial_part_i__bottom__by_nimuae-d57hdyi.png


Part II:
With this step you augment the bottom Mandala Flower:
Full View: http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/197/6/b/pouch_tutorial_part_ii__bottom__by_nimuae-d57he9l.png


Part III:
With this step you turn the Flower shape into a circular shape
Full View: http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/197/6/4/pouch_tutorial_part_iii_by_nimuae-d57hel8.png




Part IV:
Will show you how to knot the body of your pouch and how to make loops at the end:

For this part you need a plaid pattern like this: http://friendship-bracelets.net/pattern.php?id=4990
And you should know how to tie a squareknot: http://friendship-bracelets.net/tutorial.php?id=896

You need scissors and glue...

Full View: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/227/c/e/pouch_tutorial_part_iv__body_and_loops__by_nimuae-d5b6e2w.png



Part V:
Will show you how to make a cord to close the pouch:

Full View: http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/228/6/4/pouch_tutorial_part_v__cord_and_finished_pouch__by_nimuae-d5bcdmy.png


Thank you for trying :)







Editors

The original author of this tutorial is Nimue, but it has also been edited by Foz, ririttt, k_marie, Tayrex, Kestrel, bundoo, kleinevos, nico351manu, PanyOlga13 and Blubberina. The tutorial was last updated 7 months ago.

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