Throughout this Instructable, I will be showing you guys how to make a pouch out of paracord. This particular pouch is made to fit an Altoids tin. For many outdoorsman or survivalists, Altoid tins are the perfect containers for a small, pocket survival tin. I like using the pouch for my survival tin so I can pack more stuff into the tin and not worry about it popping open.
***Please Notice: The numbers and/or symbols in the images throughout this Instructable correspond to the numbers/symbols in the descriptions of each step.

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Step 1: What You'll Need

If you want a one color pouch you can totally use two 20 foot lengths of cord that are the same color. Although if it was me I'd use one 40 foot length and make no cuts from beginning to end.
<p>Fun and easy to follow project! I went for the apocalyptic style, still perfecting the bio-hazard symbol I added though. Going to add this little first aid kit to my hiking gear!</p>
<p>Excellent @zgordon2kx!</p>
<p>This was great. I just made mine in about 40 minutes. Here's a pic as well:</p>
<p>Wonderful @rwells5!</p>
Sweet!<br>Nice quick project for a cold evening.
<p>That looks excellent <strong>nidanterry</strong>. Fantastic job! Thank you so much for sharing. </p>
<p>This is so well documented! </p><p>Also something I've never seen here before. Great job! :D</p>
<p>Thank you !</p>
<p>cool, I would have loved a flip over on top, gotta figure out how to...</p>
<p>Thanks for the awesome ible. I added a belt attachment. Didnt have good colors though</p>
<p>Thanks for the tutorial. I tried with the solomon bar weave as you did, and just couldn't seem to get it loose enough to make the tin accessible. So I decided to use the Double Cobra Weave. Also I used 3/16&quot; welding ring which is graded to about 200lbs. a great pouch to carry my id's when hiking </p>
didn't turn out quite as nice but it's acceptable for the first go.
I modified it to fit my zippo windproof lighter and heres how it turned out
my dad's birthday is coming up so I decided to make this for him. thanks so much for a great instructable. this is how mine came out.
<p>Amazing job. Plan on making one right after posting this comment lol. Keep up the good work. :)</p>
used one length of 40 ft paracord. came out fantastically!
<p>just made this but not with altoids tin but my smartphone. not as neat as yours and a tad tight but first project using paracord using another technique other than the cobra!</p><p>the pouch on the right :) i also done some lighter wraps this evening.</p>
This looks like an excellent tutorial and will be trying to make it after hunting this weekend. I'll hopefully post a picture if it turns out alright!
What alternative could I use for the paracord did needle?
I will be using something similar but was made to relace a baseball glove that came in a kit. hopefully you have one of these
<p>I loved this project so much I am trying a belt. This was my first attempt around an altoid box. I was way too tense, it came out too tight.</p><p>In my house NOTHING GETS WASTED.</p><p>Its a dog poop bag dispenser lol</p>
Fun project! The estimates for cord length seem way too much. The side cobra stitch took less than 15 feet. I'm making four of these, one for each family member. <br><br>Great instructable. Thank you!
<p>nice and beautiful work...</p>
Just letting you know, I think some of the links to your pictures are broken.
<p>Handphone Punch</p>
<p>I loved this instructable! I made it to fit my phone, with just remaining chunks of paracord that I had sitting around. Definitely was fun, though I messed up the first few times. Definitely wouldn't mind making a few more of these someday(:</p>
<p>Paravival, your instructable on the parachord case, is the best instructional I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and Art. YES ...there are genuine folks still left on this planet, and You are one of them. 07102014 bozo36</p>
I have made this.<br>it was fun
<p>Great Instructable, I am using it as a base, since I took it a few steps further, for a droid pouch I am making. When I am done, I will post a picture for you of it and the test one that ended up being used for my son's Ipod.</p>
<p>I look forward to seeing your creation. Thanks for your kind words.</p><p>Anthony</p>
<p>I did finish it awhile, just didn't take pictures until recently. The one on the left was a prototype that I made for a iPod.</p>
<p>Excellent Job... so thoughtful </p>
<p>Nice, would like to make this for my note3 with griffin survivor case, but im afraid it wont be stiff enough to ensure the phone goes in &amp; out the pouch easily</p>
<p>What did I do wrong? Did I make the knots too tight? </p>
<p>papa_bill</p><p>Step 3 and 4 is where you made a mistake. </p><p>You should do step 3, then 4, then repeat. So 3,4,3,4,3,4. You are repeating step 3 over and over and it is simply spiraling your braid. Looks cool though! I make leashes like this. </p><p>Anthony</p>
<p>great project for a night in, made on to fit my phone</p>
<p>Just finished the Third one. My buddy is taking his family (wife and three kids) on a sailing trip around the world for 3 years and I thought that I would make each of the kids a little survival kit. I found your pouch and thought it perfect for them to hang their kits from their bunks on the boat! The first one turned out the best (pink one), of course, but I'll be making more for sure! Thanks for the great instructable, I think these gifts will be very well received!</p>
<p>Excellent job gross067!! </p><p>Perfect gift for those kids!</p><p>Anthony</p>
<p>Finally got around to doing this. The tin holds the air dams for my riding glasses so now the Spyder key and the dams will stay together. Thanks again for a well written project.</p>
<p>Looks great CurtWG!</p><p>Thanks,</p><p>Anthony</p>
Love this and need one for my phone, survival tin &amp; for my service dog so I can clip it on to vest for tin holding doggy bags&hearts; Love this so I am going to put it on my craft room board on Pinterest!!
<p>Thank you worldlrnr!</p>
<p>Congratulations on winning the first prize!!! :D</p>
<p>Thanks Linda! Now to enter another contest! I'm thinking the paper one :)</p>
<p>Oh yes, you should! That one has great prizes! ;)</p>
<p>Easy project! I didn't end up needing a nib, I just made the cobra knot around the outside loose so I could pull the cord through, and took out object I was weaving around (my pocket camera, in this case) for when the weaving got tight. Took about 30 minutes.</p>
<p>Finally a useful parachord ible that doesn't assume the reader just knows how to do a particular stitch. Thank you, you've got my vote.</p>
<p>Awesome Sause! You just saved me of having to do what eyewander made!</p>
How do I message you?
<p>I just sent you a message. Click &quot;you&quot; at the top right of the website and then it should make a drop down menu appear which contains an &quot;inbox&quot; button. Click that. </p><p>Anthony</p>

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