Purse Organizing Pouches

Make personalized Purse Organizing Pouches to keep everything in your bag organized and easy to access.

Organize YOur Purse with these DIY Purse Organizing Pouches

I love when crafting and organizing comes together in one project. I have several purses and bags and switch them often. Some have a lot of pockets and divided areas, some not so much. It’s time for these Purse Organizing Pouches to come to the rescue. I found these pouches in the dollar section at Target several months ago but I’ve also seen similar pouches at Michael’s and other craft stores. They are the perfect solution to a messy and disorganized bag problem.

Purse Organizing Pouches

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Here’s what you need for this project:
zipper pouches (Target or and craft store)
glitter heat transfer vinyl
personal cutting machine or scissors

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Working with heat transfer vinyl is a little different than working with regular vinyl. There is a shiny side that is clear plastic, that needs to be down (dull side up) if you are using a cutting machine. Also images and lettering need to be reversed to appear the right way once it’s adhered to the fabric. Sometimes it’s not important with certain shapes but it’s always important with letters.

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After cutting the shape remove the pieces from the plastic that are not going to be adhered to the pouches. The design on the left is ready, the design on the right still needs to have the centers removed.

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Here are the designs I chose for the pouches. Can you guess what is going to be in some of them? I thought these were fun designs and colors but of course, you can choose whatever appeals to you.

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Once you have weeded off the excess vinyl, you’re ready to apply the vinyl image to the pouch. Iron at a medium high setting for 10-20 seconds. The clear backing can be pulled off right away, you don’t need to let it cool first. I placed a piece of fabric inside the pouch so the front and back wouldn’t touch. There is a liner on the inside of the pouch and I didn’t know how it would take high heat. It did really well with a piece of fabric in the center.

Use the same process to make the rest of the pouches. Make as many or as few pouches as you need to keep your bags organized.

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Top left holds my sunglasses, top right is for my business cards and reward cards, bottom left holds my snacks (I have celiacs and always have a snack with me in case there is no gluten-free food available), bottom right holds my make-up. Aren’t they fun?

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This is my favorite bag for Summer because it can hold just about everything but it’s also a bottomless pit. These pouches make my life so much easier.

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  • Rebecca February 26, 2014, 10:36 am

    I LOVE this idea! Such a cute way to organize…especially for someone like me who always has a big purse. 🙂

  • Debra February 26, 2014, 10:59 am

    I absolutely love this. That glitter vinyl is just perfect!

  • Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama February 26, 2014, 11:58 am

    This is SO smart, and they are adorable!! Love that glitter vinyl!

  • Jeanine February 26, 2014, 12:13 pm

    What a great idea! I need these. 🙂

  • Tawnya February 26, 2014, 12:20 pm

    Those bags are so cute! I only carry large purses and always had the bottomless pit problem too, but I’ve been using matching red leather organizing bags for several years and it works great. The main frustration is finding the right one, since they look alike, but your idea of adding cute descriptive visual cues is perfect. My bags are starting to be pretty worn and I’ve dreaded trying to find replacements but not so much now. I think I’ll try your idea when it’s time to replace them.

  • Chris February 26, 2014, 2:08 pm

    Cool! I grabbed a few of these last year and haven’t done anything with them. I absolutely LOVE this idea. Can’t wait to make one. 🙂

  • Kristy February 26, 2014, 8:18 pm

    These are fabulous! What a cute and stylish way to keep your purse organized. I usually only carry big purses too but then end up spending so much time hunting around in them trying to find what I need!

  • Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY February 27, 2014, 9:49 am

    What an amazing idea! I am always losing stuff in my purse and this would be the perfect solution! Especially for the new tote I just made:) Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you linked this post up tonight at the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party. It starts at 6:00 MST tonight!

  • Holly @ Bits of Everything February 27, 2014, 2:14 pm

    I’m constantly digging in my bag, so these little bags would help a ton. Making them cute just makes them so much fun!

  • Empress Bat March 14, 2014, 1:20 am

    I love this idea. I don’t know where i could buy those premade pouches or the iron on glitter in Australia. I may have to sew seomthign myself. I chaneg bags and I lose things, and ..well BRILLIANT IDEA! thanks for sharing it

  • sarah June 28, 2014, 9:33 am

    These are too cute, and very practical. Thanks for linking up to the Pinterest Link Party, I will be featuring these tomorrow.

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