Owl Key Pouch Sewing Pattern
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Dimension: 3 1/4″ (W) x 5 1/4″ (H)
1. Printed Fabric 5″ x 8″
2. Lining 5″ x 8″
3. Beige fabric 3″ x 3″
4. Felt: White, Beige, Dark Brown & Green
5. Cotton cord, 10″
6. Split Key Ring, or you may use Split key ring with chain
7. Black button, 3/8″, 2 pcs.
8. Fusible web, eg. heat ‘n bond
9. Matching sewing threads
Print the pdf pattern of the Owl Key Pouch in letter size paper. To get the actual size, select “none” for the page scaling or uncheck the box of the “scale to printable area”, depend on which printer you are using.
Cut the fabric and the felt based on pattern layout and get all the materials ready.
Remark: don’t forget to leave a 1/4″ seam allowance for the fabric.
Place lining to the body fabric with right side facing, sew around but leave an 1 1/2″ opening on the side for turning over.
Clip curve near to sewing line, be careful not to snip the stitches.
Tip: Keep the seam allowance to the minimum at the ears so that you can turn better.
After turning right-side out, it will look like the one on the top.
Now, you have 2 sets of identical owl bodies.
Heat fuse one side of the fusible web to the owl’s belly and facial features.
Peel the paper backing and heat fuse them to the respective positions on one of the owl body.
Sew the black buttons to the eyes. Try to keep the knots and sewing threads behind as little as possible for neater finishing. Anyway, if you can’t, don’t worry, one can hardly see the inside after you attach the back of the owl body. 😉
Align both front and back bodies together with lining facing each other. Topstitch near to the edge, take note on the stitching ends (refer to pattern).
Tie the cotton cord to the key ring, measure the length by placing the cord on top of the owl key holder. Mark.
Slide the ends through the top opening, check the length again. I suggest that only half of the ring expose to the outside, provided you have other reason and want it to be longer.
Sandwich the cord ends with the leaves. Zig Zag stitch to keep them in place.
Slip your keys into the ring, pull the cord to keep the keys cozy in the belly of the Owl Key Pouch.