Apr 1, 2015

Template for Spot pouch

I've received quite a few emails asking if I had a template for Spot's pouch, and thought this would be easier than attaching a file to reply.  For any new shape, I just fold paper and cut, then hold the cut-out behind the design in a window or against a light to see how the shape and size fits the stitchery.  Might be a more scientific way to see if the template will work, but I'm lazy and need a visual.  No interfacing since I wanted it soft and wrinkled. Then I pin in several places to center and secure, mark the outline with my  .... my ..... dammit.  I posted about that pen twice and can't remember the name!  You know, the one that disappears with the iron.  Isn't that frustrating?  You know what's more frustrating?  Looking for the pen to get the name and not being able to find it which is why I am not looking for it.  I'm absolutely positive it's not where it should be.  That's my pat answer to a sarcastic "you don't know where it is, do you?".  Yes I do.  It's where it shouldn't be.  Bingo.  Once again, he has to admit that I am right.  You don't have to know the answer to be right.
This is the template I used, sized for 40 count fabric.  Just increase on a copier for other counts.  This is the SEWING line, not the cutting line.  I didn't line it, just added the wool backing (and a piece to the top front), folded the excess top to the inside to create the drawstring casing, stitched in the ditch and trimmed excess.  Lots of online videos for that.
 Click to open in another window, then right click and print.
 Hope this helps to get your Spot on!
 

11 comments:

Kate said...

Marly, how kind of you to post the template for your Spot bag - thank you. Your post gave me a chuckle - I thank you for that, too.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

How generous of you Marly, I know how long doing things like this take...I know many will take you up on your generosity! Bless you! Blessed Easter to you and yours as well...am praying for all!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I was on a course once whére the tutor photocopied the completed piece to get a template. Would that work for this do you think? I love the pouch finish. Irene xxx

Barb said...

I have always wanted to make a pouch. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Margaret said...

You're always so thoughtful to everyone who follows your blog. Taking time to make a template for Spot is just one example. Hope your pain is less and all is healing well.

Jacqueline said...

Frixon pens. Love me. Thanks for all you share.

Jacqueline said...

Meant to say love them, not love me for God's sake.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Thanks for this lesson - very helpful. blessings, marlene

Vickie said...

You are one clever gal.
I am praying for you.♥

Myra said...

You're the best, Marly. I love the look of these pouches but without a pattern I'd be lost. Thank you so much!

Leratdesfils said...

Thank you very much !

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