Woof Woof Woof Happy Valentine’s Day!!! May your day fills with love and peace. Coincidentally, it is also 2018 Chinese New Year – the Year of The Dog in 2 more days. We are all so excited to celebrate the festival with all the dog-themed purses and pouches that have been shared here since January. If you have missed out the patterns, we have Boston Terrier Puppy Coin Purse, Siberian Husky Puppy Key Pouch, Jack Russell Dog Coin Purse and this one, Beagle Dog Key Pouch. Other animals are coming soon as well
I have received abundant compliments on the patterns and tutorials of these canines, such as the patterns are adorable, the instruction is easy to follow, materials are easily available and they are perfect gifts to make. Thank you for your generous feedback from various channels, this is the motivation I need to keep my inspiration going, to be honest. Additional, nothing beats the excitement when I get to see your creation out of my pattern and tutorial. I love to see your version and the character that you have given to them. So please please please tag me (@craftpassion) if you are sharing among your social networks or you may send the picture via the contact form.
Beagle Dog Key Pouch – Free Sewing Pattern
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Beagle Dog Key Pouch is a palm-sized (3.5″ x 3.5″) cute little key holder cozy, with a lobster claw clasp attached to a split ring by a cord or chain. Pull the split key ring out from the key pouch to get the keys, pull the clasp to draw the keys back to the pouch. The key ring can easily hold up to 8 keys or maybe more. In addition, there is a zipper pocket at the back of the key pouch for you to keep something small safely. The pattern template comes in pdf format, you may enlarge the print during printing to get a larger size if needed.
In the year of the Dog, Craft Passion wishes all readers and followers of Craft Passion and fellow crafters a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year, may your life filled with laughter and happiness, enduring an ample time to create a handful of crafts, accomplish a joyful and peaceful lifestyle.
Dog Key Pouch
Difficulty: Intermediate / Avid Beginner
Finished size: approximately 3.5″ (W) x 3.5″ (H)
(you may enlarge the template to make a larger key pouch)
Download: Beagle Key Pouch Template
1. Fabric, Body – Brown, approx 12″ x 8″ (I used Japanese Yarn Dyed fabric)
2. Fabric, Muzzle – Beige, approx 3″ x 4″ (I used Japanese Yarn Dyed fabric)
3. Fabric, Ears – Dark Brown, approx 4″ x 3.75″ (I used Japanese Yarn Dyed fabric)
4. Felt, Eyes – White, approx 2,5″ x 1.5″
5. Felt, Tongue – Red, approx 0.75″ x 1″
6. Batting or Felt – approx 8″ x 10″
7. Button eye 9 mm, black, 2; or equivalent button (as the eyes)
8. Button eye 13 mm, black, 1; or equivalent button (as the nose)
9. Zipper, Nylon, 3″, for the back pocket. Optional, you can leave it out to make an open pocket instead.
10. Key Ring, chain or cord, and Lobster Claw Clasp. The chain is 2″ long. The cord is about 5″ long.
1. Sewing machine, with normal and zipper presser feet
2. Sewing needle, pins, matching threads
5. Water Soluble / Erasable fabric marker, for light color fabric
6. White fabric marker, for dark color fabric
7. Tweezers, for turning small part inside out
8. Printer, 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock paper for the template and papers
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.
Instructions with pictures to assist in sewing Beagle Dog Key Pouch
Gather all supplies listed above and download the Beagle Key Pouch Template. Print the templates on a 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 zipper pocket at the back of the coin purse, 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.
Fold the top edge of the open pocket and align it on the zipper. Double top stitch with 1/4″ apart to attach the zipper on. You do not need to trace the template on the pocket piece, 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 purse body.
With right side facing each other, place the zipper pocket on the purse body, with zipper at the bottom. 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 purse body. (the yellow lines as shown in the picture)
Fold down the pocket. Align and pin to both pieces together.
Place batting on the table, followed by a purse body fabric, then the pocket piece that you have just done, both fabric pieces are right side facing each other. Pin all these 3 pieces (batting and 2 purse fabrics). Sew around and leave an opening at the bottom of the purse.
Sew the other parts with the same method, by layering a batting or felt at the bottom of the 2 layers fabrics which is with right side facing each other. Trace the template on the top fabric piece which is with wrong side facing up.
Sew around and remember to leave an opening of a minimum 1 inch, the opening is for turning the piece inside out.
Trim the seam allowance of the part pieces with 1/4″ for fabric and 1/8″ for batting or felt.
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.
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 reason, 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 on those places that in contact with the pouch.
Layer the back pouch piece at the bottom, slip stitch around from marking to marking on both left and right side 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, 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 Dog Key Pouch 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.