The first little pouch I made was the round earbud pouch. It measures just over 3" across and when I first saw it I thought it would be tricky - what with a zip in such a little pouch. I couldn’t be more wrong. The whole thing took me 30 minutes from start to finish.
Erin's tutorial is so clear and easy to follow. There is a PDF download for the pattern pieces. I used four charm squares from Summersville Spring by Moda and I used felt in place of batting, thinking it would be thin enough - it wasn't – it was too thick. So my advice is to use fusible webbing, batting or iron-on interfacing. I added a lobster clip so that I can attach it to my belt loop. This would make a great stocking filler for a teenager.
I corrected my ‘batting’ mistake with the second pouch – the easy zippy pouch (another great tutorial from Erin). This time I used a 6” x 5” piece of fusible batting left over from our very first sew-along project (Amy’s Anita Tote Bag). This pouch measures 3” x 4” and is the perfect size to hold a credit card and cash. I can attach mine to a clip on my mobile phone so I have everything I need close to hand. I quilted this little pouch by following the pattern of the fabric - very easy to do and it looks quite effective. And just in case you think I am falling out of love with gingham - it is lined with red check. I love it. (Erin has a clever way of covering up the raw edges on the zip - you really must try it.)
Have you got a favourite key-ring pouch or fob that you like to make? If so share it with us on the Flickr thread for this month’s sew-along.
And please jump on board and join Amy, Susie and I each month as we go ‘across the pond’ to find you some great free projects and tutorials.. If you have time make the project, if not just browse – either way join us as we set sail into Autumn.