Woof Woof Woof Happy Valentine’s Day!!! May your day fills with love and peace. Coincidentally, we are going to enter the Year of The Dog in 2 more days. Here is the free sewing pattern of the dog-themed key holder from us.
We are all so excited to celebrate the festival with all the dog-themed coin purses and key holders that have been shared here since January. If you have missed out on these sewing patterns, we have Boston Terrier, Siberian Husky, Jack Russell, and this one, Beagle Key Holder.
I have received generous compliments on these canines’ patterns and tutorials, such as that the patterns are adorable, the instructions are easy to follow, the materials are readily available, and they are perfect gifts to make. Thank you for your generous feedback from various channels. All these compliments are the motivation I need to keep my inspiration going.
Additionally, nothing beats the excitement when I get to see your creations out of my craft patterns and tutorials. I love to see your version and the character that you have given them.
Beagle Key Holder Sewing Pattern
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The Beagle Key Holder is a cute little key pouch that measures approximately palm size (3.5″ x 3.5″) and has a lobster claw clasp that connects to a split ring via a cord or chain. Pull the split keyring out of the key holder to get the keys, and pull the clasp to draw the keys back to the pouch. The keyring can easily hold up to eight keys or maybe more. Also, there is a zipper pocket at the back of the dog key holder for you to keep something small and safe.
The pouch pattern template comes in PDF format for immediate download. You may enlarge the template during printing to get a larger size if needed.
In the Year of the Dog, Craft Passion wishes all readers, followers, and fellow crafters a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. May your life be filled with laughter and happiness, enduring ample time to create a handful of crafts to accomplish a joyful and peaceful lifestyle.
I hope you have a great time sewing this Beagle Dog Key Pouch. It beats all the other designer key pouches that anyone can buy from a shop! This key pouch is handmade, unique, and a limited edition.
- Start sewing and share your completed handmade on Facebook and/or Instagram. Remember to tag us, @craftpassion, so that we are able to see them.
- Pin it to Pinterest for future To-Sew List
- Share with your sewing groups for a sew-along event.
- Learn more about the basics of hand sewing and how to choose a sewing machine for beginners.
- Browse more free sewing patterns to sew, especially the Free Bag & Purse Sewing Patterns Library.
- Fabric, Body – Brown, approx 12″ x 8″
- Fabric, Muzzle – Beige, approx 3″ x 4″
- Fabric, Ears – Dark Brown, approx 4″ x 3.75″
- Felt, Eyes – White, approx 2,5″ x 1.5″
- Felt, Tongue – Red, approx 0.75″ x 1″
- Batting or Felt – approx 8″ x 10″
- Button eye 9 mm, black, 2; or equivalent button (as the eyes)
- Button eye 13 mm, black, 1; or equivalent button (as the nose)
- Zipper, Nylon, 3″, for the back pocket. Optional, you can leave it out to make an open pocket instead.
- Keyring, chain or cord, and Lobster Claw Clasp. The chain is 2″ long. The cord is about 5″ long.
- Sewing machine, with normal and zipper presser feet. Or, you may hand sewn it
- Sewing needle, pins, matching threads
- Water Erasable fabric marker, for light color fabric
- White fabric marker, for dark color fabric
- Tweezers, for turning small part inside out
- Printer, 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock paper for the template and papers
- Gather all supplies listed above and download the Beagle Key Pouch Template. Print the templates on cardstock paper and cut them out accordingly.
- Cut out the fabric and batting pieces according to the quantity stated on each of the templates. The fabrics and batting have to be at least 1/2″ bigger (1/4″ on each side) than the template in width and length, respectively.
If you are making an open pocket instead of a zipper pocket at the back of the key pouch, provision of 3/4″ seam allowance at the top of the back pocket is needed. The 1/2″ is for double folding of the raw edge at the top of the open pocket. Otherwise, 1/4″ is enough for a zipper pocket.
Trace the outline of the template on the wrong side of the fabric accordingly.
- Sew a zipper pocket on the back of the key pouch.
Fold the top edge of the pocket and align it on the zipper. Double top stitch with 1/4″ apart to attach the zipper. You do not need to trace the template on the pocket piece, and I did it to show you that it is the back pocket.
Mark the top edge of the back pocket on the right side of the pouch body.
With the wrong side facing you and the zipper at the bottom, place the zipper pocket on the pouch body.
Align the zipper edge just slightly below the traced line that you just did. With zipper presser foot, double topstitch with 1/4″ apart to attach the other side of the zipper on the pouch body. (the yellow lines as shown in the picture)
Fold down the pocket. Align and pin both pieces together.
- Sew key pouch back piece:
Place batting on the table, followed by a pouch body fabric, and then the pocket piece that you have just done. Both fabric pieces are on the right side, facing each other. Pin all these 3 pieces (batting and 2 pouch fabrics). Sew around and leave an opening at the bottom of the pouch.
- Sew key pouch front, ears, and muzzle pieces:
Sew each of them a similar way as the back piece, i.e., with 1 batting and 2 fabric pieces.
Cut out the eye and tongue pieces from the colored felt fabric. No seam allowance is needed.
Trim fabric seam allowance to 1/4″.
Trim the seam allowance of the batting to 1/8″ or as near to the sewing line.
Turn pieces inside out and hand stitch to close the opening with a slip stitch or ladder stitch.
Press with a warm iron to smooth out the pieces if needed.
- Sew Beagle face on the front piece:
Mark the position of the eyes and tongue patterns on the key pouch that doesn’t have a pocket on it. You may hand sketch by eyeballing the shape and position or trace or punch some tiny holes on the template to mark the position.
Sew around the eye and tongue with matching color thread.
Follow by hand stitching the muzzle to the face (for aesthetic reasons, only stitch on the top fabric and batting; don’t stitch the bottom fabric). Then, stitch the button eyes and nose accordingly.
Position and sew the ears to the key pouch by slip stitching around those places that are in contact with the pouch.
- Sew to join front and back pieces:
Layer the back pouch piece at the bottom, slip stitch around from marking to marking on both left and right sides to complete the Beagle pouch.
- Add a key chain to the Beagle pouch to complete the key pouch. Insert the chain or cord through the top opening of the pouch, and slip the key ring through the chain or cord to make up the keychain.
The chain I showed here is about 1.5″ long, but later, I found that 2″ long will be easier to put your keys into the keyring.
Woof woof woof, the Beagle Key Holder is ready to keep the keys in it safe and cozy.
The pouch can easily keep up to 8 keys or more. The zipper pocket is good for loose coins or keys and anything small that you want to keep safely inside.
Beagle Dog Key Pouch has a friend coming over for a visit. We will introduce the new friend to you in our next pattern and tutorial sharing.
Seam Allowance: 1/4″ on fabrics only, 3/4″ for the top edge of an open pocket, 1/8″ for batting. Sew before trimming to the desired seam allowance.
I used Japanese Yarn Dyed fabric to sew this Dog key pouch.
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