Finally, I am sharing this last piece of my animal pouch/purse pattern in this series, LaLa Llama Key Pouch. If you’ve missed out the previous patterns in this series, just click the “Previous” Button at the end of the post, we have 4 Puppies / Dogs, Monkey, Bunny, Deer and Llama, 8 of them. Of course, I also have other animal patterns in Craft Passion, for your ease of searching them via a small preview picture, try out the Gallery page.
LaLa Llama Key Pouch measures around 3.5″ (W) x 3.75″ (H), excluding the lobster claw clasp at the top of the key pouch. The key pouch can easily hold up to 8 normal keys, fully hidden inside and feeling cozy in there too **wink wink**. This key pouch design comes with an open pocket at the back, you may keep some small note in there as emergency money and or a door access card. The main materials of this key pouch are fabric (I used yarn-dye fabric, just in case you want to know), felt and batting, black button eyes, keyring, lobster claw clasp connected to a leather cord. Scroll down for more details on the other items and their quantity you will need to sew this.
LaLa Llama Key Pouch – Free Sewing Pattern
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My first encounter with Llama was about 24 years ago while I was completing my Msc. in the UK. My course mates and I went to one of the national parks during a long weekend and this was the first time I see Llama (at the age of 24 ><). It was an amazement to me to see a small head furred animal that looks like a camel, I never know the existent of this animal in the world. The impression of Llama is docked and I began to discover more about this animal and appreciate what it contributes to the world. Many years later, I started to see Llama (or Alpaca?) stuffed toys in the market and it has gained the loves from the kids as well. Bravo, Llama!!!
While sharing this pattern, I have actually finished another pattern or 2. They are waiting for me to gather all the details together and refine the pattern and tutorial before published in Craft Passion. I am putting every effort to make all my pattern and tutorial easy to understand for you all to make, in return of your years of support that motivates me to continue. I can’t appreciate more of all your lovely comments and spreading the good word around your social media and network.
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LaLa Llama Key Pouch
Difficulty: Intermediate / Avid Beginner
Finished size: approximately 3.5″ (W) x 3.75″ (H)
(you may enlarge the template to make a larger key pouch)
Download: LaLa Llama Key Pouch Template
1. Fabric, Body – Khaki, approx 12″ x 9″
2. Fabric, Muzzle – Beige, approx 2.5″ x 3″
3. Fabric, Ears – Dark Brown approx 4″ x 4″
4. Felt, Face – White, approx 3″ x 2″
5. Batting or Felt – approx 11″ x 9.5″
6. Button eye 9 mm, black, 2; or equivalent button (as eyes)
7. Key Ring, chain or cord, and Lobster Claw Clasp. The chain is 2″ long. The cord is about 5″ long.
8. Embroidery Floss, Dark Brown
1. Sewing machine or you may hand sewn it
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 (blunt tip) or any similar tool 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 LaLa Llama Key Pouch
Gather all supplies listed above and download the LaLa Llama 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 qty 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.
For making an open pocket at the back of the coin purse, provision of 3/4″ seam allowance at the top of the back pocket is needed. This is for double folding of the raw edge at the top of the open pocket.
Trace the outline of the template on the wrong side of the fabric accordingly.
Double-fold the top edge of the open pocket and double topstitch with 1/4″ apart.
Mark the top edge of the back pocket on the right side of the back pouch body.
Place the pocket piece onto the back pouch piece, align the top edge to the marking line.
Make a few stitches on the seam allowance to secure the pocket in place.
Place batting on the table, follow by a piece of pouch body fabric and 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 pouch fabrics).
Sew around and leave an opening at the side of the purse but avoid the pocket area.
Trim the seam allowance of the batting to 1/8″ or as near to the sewing line. Trim fabric seam allowance to 1/4″.
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 pieces with 1/4″ for fabric and 1/8″ for batting or felt.
Make a one-inch slit on a layer of fabric of the muzzle for turning inside out.
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 nose and mouth patterns on the muzzle then embroider them.
Mark the position of the eyes and ears patterns on the pouch that doesn’t have a pocket on it. You may mark by eyeballing position, trace the shape with an erasable fabric marker.
Sew around with matching color thread.
Mark the position of the muzzle and eyes on the purse. Sew around the muzzle with matching color thread. Use the printout to gauge the position of the muzzle on the pouch.
Sew on the button eyes.
The completed front and back piece of the Llama pouch before sewing up.
Layer the back pouch piece at the bottom, slip stitch around from marking to marking on both left and right side to complete the LaLa Llama pouch.
Add a key chain to the Llama pouch to make it into a 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.