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Free Pattern Friday! Maneki Neko Coin Pouch


Last year during my legendary creatures collection, I seriously considered doing a Maneki Neko. It doesn’t quite fit as a legendary creature though, since it’s more like a symbol. Either way though, I brought it back! Since ‘Beckoning Cats’ or ‘Lucky Cats,’ as they’re often called, are said to bring in good fortune and money, I thought it was fitting to make them into little coin pouches! Maybe there are some out there with New Year’s resolutions to save money?

The body of this pouch is made from minky so it has a plush-like quality, but any thick fabric would work well for it 🙂 Much like with the squid pouch I designed earlier, you could also leave off the zipper and stuff it with batting to make it into a tiny plush! The pattern itself is rated 4/10 stars in difficulty because of the zipper and all the little details needed to pull together the Lucky Cat look – including all the applique spots, collar, ears, paw, and tiny bell to finish it off. If you were making a simpler cat it would be a little more manageable 😀
I hope you guys will give it a try!


8 thoughts on “Free Pattern Friday! Maneki Neko Coin Pouch

  1. Danke!

    > Gesendet: Freitag, 17. Februar 2017 um 16:03 Uhr

  2. You are so very generous!! Thank you so much for this adorable lucky little cat!! I LOVE your patterns!! Life keeps getting in the way but I want to make them all!!! ❤

  3. Can’t wait to sew some of these, thank you so much 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! It is adorable! I can’t wait to make one for myself and my boyfriend’s nieces!

  5. Hey, its me again! So, I was going to try the Jackalope for one of my daughters but she decided she wanted the bat too. She wanted it just like her brother’s but with some purple in it. So here is what we wound up with. 🙂 Her head didn’t come out quite as round as I was hoping but there’s always next time! My kids wanted a picture of both Peanut butter and Rosie too. 🙂 Thank you for this super adorable pattern! I can’t wait to try out some more of them!

    Carrie Neahring.

  6. Hi I can not figure out how to put my picture on the form for your contest. I can’t put a link because I’m not on social media

    Sent from my iPad


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