Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September 's Across The Pond Sew Along Project

Key-Ring Pouches Projects

The arrival of the month of September brings us the beginnings of a new school year, cooler evenings, shorter daylight hours, the changing of the color of the leaves,....
and a new  Across The Pond Sew Along Project to work on!
  Amanda, The Patchsmith, has chosen the theme of Key-Ring pouches for this month!
How fun is that?!!
She has found some truly adorable patterns for us to make!
The Circle Earbud pouch   pattern by Erin @ Dog Under My Bedphoto by The Patchsmith
                        Isn't Amanda's pouch cute in this fun fabric?

And then she made another style of pouch, perfect to  attach your key to, with room for a license and credit card.....
the Easy Zip Pouch   pattern by Erin @ Dog Under My Desk
photo by The Patchsmith
I actually  made the Round Earbud pouch earlier this year.... to go with my pouch set.

Susie's     circle  earbud pouch
Erin's pattern for the circle zippered pouch is really easy to follow, for anyone that is new to putting in a zipper.  Her tutorials are excellent!

Amy, of Amy Made That!  blog, found some other adorable zippered pouch patterns.
I fell in love with the Ruffle Zip Pouch tutorial she found, at  See Kate Sew.

Ruffle zip pouches     by See Kate Sew

I went to look over the tutorial at See Kate Sew,  and then I decided to make this ruffle zip pouch for my September project. 
 After I got the fabric and zipper picked out , I remembered that I recently got a ruffler foot for my Viking Topaz 30 machine (from my husband for our anniversary!)  I went online to look for any directions /tips on how to use the foot.  I found a u-tube video right away , that was helpful.

My Viking Gathering Foot
I changed the stitch size from 4 (far left) to 6 (on the right)
This was not a big enough a ruffle yet, so I looked up how to change my tension on the machine.  I changed it from the default tension number to a 7.

You can see the fabric begin to curl and ruffle up!
It's beginning to gather up
Now , we're goin' to town with some ruffling!
The ruffle is attached to the front.  This is the  front and back
 Ruffle zipper pouch    by Susie's Sunroom
It is so cute, measuring in at 4 in by 4 in !

Just the right size for a few cards, and a key attached outside to a tiny D ring, that I added (on a loop)  before sewing up the outsides
I'd love to see any key-ring pouches that you make.  You can hook them up to our Across The Pond Sew Along Flickr group to share with everyone.  Lattegirl40 has added a totally cute  small wallet key-ring pouch already!

And , don't forget to leave a comment on my blog,  if you'd like to be entered for the giveway of the fabulous  Bookbag Backpack Pattern....  by  designer Samantha ,  At Home With Mrs H !  The deadline is Wednesday, Sept 4, at 10:00 pm EST.  (click here )

Looking ahead in September...    
some fun blog hops.... with  more giveaways from me :)

Sept 10 - 17   Pin It  Blog Hop!  I will be one of the bloggers  on Sept. 17 !
You'll find a huge list of bloggers participating, organized by Madame Samm , and our cheerleader, Kristen , at Meadowbrook blog.


Sept 19-26   Quilts in the Pumpkin Patch Blog Hop!  I will be the  third blogger on Sept. 21!  Sheri at Sunshine in the Attic, has a week of guests and fall projects and some giveaways all lined up!
Please stop to see what fun we are having!

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. What cute projects. I love your ruffle pouch! Now I want to try ruffling something!!

  2. I LOVE that little ruffled pouch! How cute that your machine did that just for you. Wonderful!!!

  3. Your ruffled pouch is adorable!!! And I'm so excited to see what you have planned for the upcoming hops!

  4. Love the ruffle pouch, it's come really well!


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