Leather Pouch Some leather pouches can get quite fancy. Here is a basic two-piece pouch you can make in a couple of hours. This one is made from vegetable-tanned but any leather will work. Find something round like the base of a mug/cup that is the size of the base of the pouch you want. Trace that onto the backside of the leather. Freehand a second circle around it that is 1/4″ inch wider than what you want.Wrap a new piece of leather around the mug and make it overlap 1/2-inch. Cut the leather to be as tall as the pouch you want plus 1/4-inch. On the side, cut 1/4-slits, 1/4-inch apart evenly spaced. Having the inside face of the leather pieces facing out, saddle stitch the side to the circle and then reverse saddle stitch. This will be 1/4-inch from the leather edge.After sewing the bag, outside-in, wet it thoroughly and turn it inside-out if you know what I mean. Use a wooden spoon to push the seam out. Now the seams and rough side of the leather are hidden inside the pouch.Inside of the bag after seams have been pressed flat with a spoon and the draw string has been weaved through the slits.The finished pouch will last for a very long time because all the stitching is on the inside of the bag and protected.