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The paracord pouch. Made of colorful paracord, can hold small objects such as money, and mini survival kits. You can unravel the pouch to get about 36 ft. of paracord.
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Step 1: What you need.

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12 ft of paracord
scissors or a knife

Step 2:

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Cross the first cord over the second at their middles, making an X. (pic 1)
Arch the second cord ends over the first, in opposite directions. (pic 2)
Weave the lower cord end over th arch above it, and through the crook of the second arch. (pics 3-5)
Take th tip of the third cord and insert it through the side of the crown knot.(pics 6-8)

Step 3:

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Make a counterclockwise loop with one of the cords.
Then bight the cord's running end through the loop and tighten leaving a 4 in. long loop from the slip knot made.
Moving counter clockwise repeat ths step on all of the other cords.

Step 4:

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Flip the peice over, horizantally.
Then make a counterclockwise loop with one of the cords.
bight the the cord's running end through the loop, and tighten the loop.
Insert the long cod to the left of that cord through the slip knot that was just made.
Now tighten the slip knot.
Repeat this step on the rest of the cords, moving counterclockwise.

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Flip the piece over, horizantally.
Make counterclockwise loop with a cord. Bight the cord's running end through the loop, and tighten the loop making a slip knot.
Take the long loop to the left and insert it into the slip knot loop.
Moving counterclockwise repeat with all the other loops.

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Repeat steps 5-6 until the long cord is about 1.5 inches long.

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To make the draw string(s), bend a loop down over itself, making two loops for one loop. take the cord to the right of the loops and insert the loops into the loop.
Then repeat with all the loops.
If the there is an adnormally long cord you can use it instread of having 6 draw strings.
On the fourth pic I don't get how to fold it

Here's a video version of the tutorial, if that helps you. I've made several of these pouches, following JD Lenzen's video and book. I've never come up with a good reason to use one, but other people like 'em. :-)

S.Korea1 year ago
Makes no sence
doughe001 year ago
Looks great but I'm a little confused: you said you can unravel for 36' of Paracord, but you only call for 12' in the list of supplies. Typo?

Three pieces of cord (your three different colours) @ 12 Feet long each giving you 36 Feet worth of cord. Although the words weren't typed, it did seem pretty simple to me.

I'm guessing that if you were to add more square knots at the bottom, say three or four, you should be able to make a wider case as well? Just a thought. I like this though, I think I'll make a few. Great for having in the car ;)

Very nice instructable! I've been looking for a way to make a pouch for quite some time.

Nice Job!