Fabric

Toy Pouches

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 9-3/4"x11-1/4"

Materials

  • Wool felt, 3/8 yd. each: pink; white; yellow
  • Fusible woven white interfacing, 1-1/4 yds.

Tools

  • Lt. blue embroidery floss, 2 skeins
  • White sewing thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • White plastic rings, 1/2”, six
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Optional: Hole punch, 3/16”

Pattern - Toy Pouches

  • Note
  • 1. Print and cut out patterns. Use three strands floss for all embroidery. Interfacing will prevent pouches from stretching out of shape when they are full.
  • Bird Pouch
  • 1. Cut an 11-1/2"x20-1/2" rectangle from pink felt and interfacing. Follow manufacturer's instructions to fuse interfacing to back of felt rectangle.
  • 2. Cut bird from white felt and wing shape and eye circle from bird. (Note: Use hole punch to punch out eye circle if desired.) Place bird on front of pink felt rectangle, 2" from top edge, centered from side to side. Apply several dabs of glue to hold bird in place while embroidering.
  • 3. Blanket stitch around bird's body and wing. Stem stitch legs and around eye. Transfer lettering under bird. Stem stitch lettering.
  • 4. Sew short sides of rectangle together, 1/4" from edges with right sides facing to make a tube. Sew across bottom of tube 1/4" from edge with seam at center. Turn pouch right side out.
  • 5. Blanket stitch around top edge of pouch.
  • 6. For hangers, sew plastic rings to back of pouch 3/4" down from top edge and 2-1/2" from both sides of center seam.
  • Sun Pouch
  • 1. Cut an 11-1/2"x20-1/2" rectangle from white felt and interfacing. Follow manufacturer's instructions to fuse interfacing to back of felt rectangle.
  • 2. Cut sun shape and twelve 3/8"x1" yellow felt strips (rays). Place sun circle on front of white felt rectangle, 3-1/4" down from top, centered from side to side. Place ray strips evenly spaced around sun, 1/4" from edge. Apply several dabs of glue under felt pieces to secure them while embroidering.
  • 3. Blanket stitch around sun circle. Stem stitch through center of rays. Transfer lettering under sun. Stem stitch lettering.
  • 4. Follow Steps 4 through 6 of bird pouch to finish.
  • Flower Pouch
  • 1. Cut an 11-1/2"x20-1/2" rectangle from yellow felt and interfacing. Follow manufacturer's instructions to fuse interfacing to back of felt rectangle.
  • 2. Cut flower shape from pink felt and circle from center of flower. Place flower shape on front of yellow felt rectangle, 2" down from top, centered from side to side. Apply several dabs of glue under felt pieces to secure them while embroidering.
  • 3. Blanket stitch around flower, flower center, and leaves. Stem stitch on flower stem, following dashed lines on pattern. Transfer lettering under flower. Stem stitch lettering.
  • 4. Follow Steps 4 through 6 of bird pouch to finish.