Make small pouch of cloth. It's pretty and convenient.
This example is Kinchaku. It is tied with two strings.

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Baby bonnet
Baby shoes
Baby mittens
Kid's cap
Reversible hat
Cloth gloves
Panda apron
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Cute Underwear
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Kinchaku pouch 

How to make

Cut cloth circle and rectangle. A side of rectangle is the same as circumference.
Sew up the pieces to form a bag. Unseam upper 2 inches.

Make two. One is the lining. Yes, you may use it a reversible pouch.
Sew up each upper.
2 pouchesSew up twoSew the upper

Make a pad of the bottom.
Cut plastic plate a circle.
Wrap it with thick soft cloth.
Bottom padMake pad

Stitch the pad to the seam allowance of the bottom.
Turn inside out. Close the opening.
Stitch the padOutside

Stitch 2 lines as passage.
Pass through 2 strings.
Attach a wood bead to the top of the string.
Stitch the passagePass strings

A pouch of sakura chirimen with lace.
This bottom is square (same like the shopping bag).
Chirimen pouch