Finished Pouch Size – 5 ¹⁄”2 x 7 ¹⁄”2,
Finished Jewellery Keep Size – 4 ½” x 6 ½” closed / 17″ x 6 ½” open
The “Red Robin” pattern includes a transfer sheet with transfers for both projects, a full sized pattern sheet and an abundance of photographic and illustrated instruction.
Store your jewellery and other accessories in this small pouch and matching jewellery keep. Both projects incorporate an embroidered feature panel with appliqued robin red-breast. The robin’s tail and wing are made with double-sided fabric that is only partly stitched to the panel. This allows the edges to sit up a little, giving the design a subtle dimensional quality.
The jewellery keep opens to reveal an embroidered verse and five pockets that close securely with velcro. An open pocket can be found on the back, made with simple patchwork.
The pouch and jewellery keep designs can also be simplified or personalised for gifting. Simply replace the red robin panel with plain fabric, or add your own stitchery design.
REQUIREMENTS AS LISTED ON THE PATTERN COVER
Pouch Fabric Requirements
Off White/Cream Fabric – A Fat Sixteenth – for bird panel
Lighter Beige/Grey Print – A Fat Eighth – bird’s wing & tail and pouch lining
Darker Beige/Grey Print – 5″ square – fussy cut bird’s body
1st Red Print – A Fat Eighth – bird’s red-breast, front patchwork and back
2nd Red Print – A Fat Sixteenth – front patchwork
Fusible Stabiliser – 8″ x 6″ – bird panel
Very Thin Wadding/Pellon – 10″ x 20″
Jewellery Keep Fabric Requirements
Off White/Cream Fabric – 35cm (3/8 yard) x width of fabric – background of embroideries, background of pockets
Lighter Beige/Grey Print – A Fat Eighth – bird’s wing & tail, patchwork pocket lining, internal pockets
Darker Beige/Grey Print – A Fat Eighth – bird’s body, internal pockets
1st Red Print – 20cm (1/4 yard) x width of fabric – bird’s red-breast, patchwork panel, patchwork pocket and binding
2nd Red Print – A Fat Sixteenth – patchwork panel and patchwork pocket
Fusible Stabiliser – 20cm (8″) x width of fabric – backing embroideries
Very Thin Wadding/Pellon – 8″ x 20″
Velcro (I used 16mm wide Velcro brand “Soft and Flexible”) – 80cm (7/8 yard)
Notions for EITHER Pouch or Jewellery Keep
Stranded Embroidery Cotton (my chosen threads are listed in brackets)
Freezer Paper – 3″ x 5″ – bird applique, double-sided wing and tail
Fusible Webbing – 2″ x 4″ – double-sided wing and tail
An ERASABLE Fabric Marker
Beige/Brown – leafy branches, bird detail (Cottage Garden Threads – 310 Carrot Seed),
Red – scrolls, hearts, verse (Cottage Garden Threads – 1501 Brolly),
Medium Brown – bird’s beak and feet (to coordinate with your fabrics),
Black/Brown – bird’s eye (DMC 3031)
An Applique Glue Pen
A Press Stud
General sewing supplies
The Thought of the Month series includes feelgood redwork designs which can be made into simple wallhanging. They are designed to fit a 6 - 8" wire wallhanger (which we can provide for you @ $13) or tablestand.
Sign up to receive a monthly mailout complete with pattern, iron on transfer and all fabrics required to complete the top and prairie points. There are 9 in the series so far, but Helen has 3 others in the works so there will be 12 altogether. A great little gift that can be whipped up in a day or two.
We can also provide thread if you wish.