boxy clear pouch

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Today I'm introducing my newest pattern, the Boxy Clear Pouch.  

The pattern comes with instructions for two handy sizes.  It features a see through pouch front and a sturdy box shaped base.  This makes it a great storage pouch for keeping threads, notions, hexagons etc. in a way that you can quickly see what's inside.  No more trying to remember which pouch you left a particular shade of thread in or where your bias tape maker is.

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It zips up securely to keep all contents together until you need them, great for sewing on the go, travelling, kids bits and pieces, knitting, stationary and anything else you can think of utilizing it for.

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The zipper also allows for the pouch to open fully wide.  The aerial view above gives an idea of the storage depth within each pouch.

Again, I used fabric from my stash in a bid to use it up and sew with the fabric I love.  Here I used some prints from Trinket and Basics by Cotton And Steel, along with a little Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander and my favourite Essex yarn dyed linens by Robert Kaufman fabrics for the binding.  I used Aurifil 2600 for the small pouch and 5015 for the large, both in 50 WT.

You can find further details about finished sizes and material requirements here.

I hope you enjoy sewing this one up!

Open Out Box Pouch paper patterns


Finally, the paper patterns for my Open-Out Box Pouch are here!  I've been getting a good response with my first paper pattern for the Zip-Up Tray Pouch and thought I should offer another option.  The paper versions make life easier as there is no need to print off a copy from your computer.  The patterns have been re-formatted from the PDF versions so the text and image sizes are larger.  The Open-Out Box Pouch also includes an insert with the pattern template printed at full size - no more guess work to making sure that it prints at the correct scale.

 Shops wanting to stock my paper patterns can get in touch now for more details via this page.  

If you know a shop that may be interested, let them know!

Customers wanting to purchase a single copy of the paper pattern can find it here.


double zip box pouch


I'm sharing a fun new pattern with you today - the Double Zip Box Pouch!  

This one has been in the works for a while.  I've had many ideas for multi-pocket pouches over the last few years and made some to try out.  Generally I've found that they don't hold very much in total.  My main goal with this project was to create a pouch with two SPACIOUS pockets that hold a lot.  This is a box shaped pouch with BOX shaped pockets, each pocket has a good sized capacity for whatever it is you wish to keep in them.  

To give you an idea - I'll use common sewing item, the Aurifil thread spool as a unit of measure.  Each of the 2 pockets will easily accommodate 14 large spools of Aurifil thread.  So 28 spools in total if you wanted to keep just threads in there.


Or you could keep tools on one side and project components in the other.  Or maybe something completely different altogether - travel, stationery, toys...  Anyhow I'll leave that up to you.  You can find details of size dimensions and material requirements here.

The pouch comes together quickly and there is nothing tricky in the construction.  If you can sew a zipper, you'll find it easy.  I used some floral prints from my new Stay Gold collection for Cloud 9 fabrics.  The line just arrived in stores, such as here.

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 I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Zip-Up Tray Pouch paper patterns

Zip up tray pouch aneela hoey

After repeated requests, I have decided to try out a paper version of my Zip-Up Tray Pouch pattern.  I'm excited to now have the patterns in my hands and available here. The pattern is a 12 page booklet, printed on heavy paper with a silk finish.  It is perfect if you prefer to have a physical copy of the pattern when sewing and will make a great addition to your pattern library. 

Shop owners wanting to stock the pattern, please get in touch here.

If you can think of a store that may be interested, let them know!

The PDF version of this pattern is available here.



open-out box pouch


I have a new pattern release to share with you today - the Open-Out Box Pouch.  This one has been on my brain for a while - I wanted to create a fairly standard looking zip pouch that magically expands into a box shape when open.  This means that you can easily see and grab what you need then zip it up to keep contents secure when not in use.  It's a fun project to sew and has so many uses - perfect for projects, tools, travel, kids and more!


The overall style of the pouch has a very modern, angular look.  I used prints from my new Stay Gold fabric line for Cloud 9 fabrics (out in May) along with some favourite Essex linens, corduroy and Shetland flannel (all Robert Kaufman fabrics).

This is a great pouch for showcasing a fun lining fabric as it will be fully visible when open (see below).


There are instructions for 2 sizes (see pattern listing for dimensions) and other than fabric and the zipper, this one requires only regular woven interfacing plus fusible fleece if you are making the large size.

You can find the pattern listing here.  I hope you have fun making one! 

(Please note - this pattern is not included in my forthcoming book Stitched Sewing Organizers but if you like the general style, the book will be perfect for you!  Preorder here).

zip-up tray pouch


I finally have a new sewing pattern to share with you, say hello to the Zip-Up Tray Pouch.  This sturdy pouch opens up into a tray, to keep contents close at hand and easy to reach.  It can be zipped up when not in use and is great for storage and for when out and about.  It will be perfect for sewing and other crafts, kids toys, travel and more.

I've been working away at this idea for over a year, I wanted something that ended up sturdy without being too complicated in it's construction.  Pattern design can be a long winding and sometimes tricky process.  Once I get an idea into my head for something I want to be able to create, I will just work away until I get the right set of idea's to make it work.

In the samples here, you can see one that is made with a print from my forthcoming line Stay Gold (available to pre-order here).  The second sample is made from yarn dyed Essex linen in Charcoal.  Finished size of the pouch is 11"(W) x 4"(H) x 4"(D) when closed and 11"(W) x 4"(H) x 7"(D) when open.

I hope you enjoy making the pattern!

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Remember the mini flutter quilt I showed you a few week's back?  Well, I've also written up a pattern for a full size quilt version too.  Because, I love to make ALL the quilts!  I've already made my first block and I'm itching to make more.  I'm planning on doing this over the summer so if you've picked up a bundle of Foxglove and are wondering what to do with it, why not join me for an informal kind of quilt a long?  

The best news about the Flutter pattern is, it's available as a free download and you can find it right here - Flutter quilt by aneela hoey

And of course, if you want to make the baby size, you can find that one here - Mini Flutter quilt by aneela hoey


Here's a look at the size difference of the blocks for comparison.  Kind of cute in both sizes don't you think.

p.s. I noticed the other day that Hawthorne Threads are selling a quilt kit for the Flutter quilt

You can find stockists for Foxglove fabric here.


For today's Foxglove showcase maker, we are taking a look at what Sarah of Sarah Quilts has been up to.  Sarah has been busy stitching up a Lawn Diamonds quilt and it is jaw dropping.  The picture above was taken at the start of the project.  Click on the link to go see the finished quilt.

Foxglove nesting boxes


My Nesting Boxes pattern is one of my favourite things to make.  Not only is it super simple to put together, I can never seem to find enough uses for the ones I have.  The more I sew, the more storage problems I solve.  Win Win is a good outcome in anyone's book.

Amongst other things, I find them perfect for housing my ever increasing thread collection habit.  The set of spools above are the ones from my Foxglove thread set that I curated for Aurifil - don't they look pretty?  This thread set should be finding its way to quilt shops very soon, ask for it at your favourite quilt store.

My newest set was sewn up out of Foxglove prints, I used two of the coordinates and the small scale cowslips floral.  They make for a very pretty little set to have on my work desk.


Here, they are partnered with the All In One Box Pouch made from Foxglove I showed you last week.

For more detail photos from the pouch patterns, see my previous posts here and here.


They are perfect for organizing all those essential sewing notions.


You can find stockists for the Foxglove fabric line here.

Nicole 9

Today's Foxglove showcase maker is Nicole of Lillyella.  Nicole does some pretty awe inspiring stuff, the project she created from Foxglove is both imaginative and useful and perfectly executed.  You need to go and see all her pretty pictures and details, you'll be swooning like I did :)



Foxglove showcase


This week sees the start of the Foxglove showcase.  This online event will take place over two weeks and each day I'll be showcasing something new I've made from my Foxglove fabric line or showing you the inspiration behind some of the prints.  I'll also be introducing you to a talented team of makers for the duration of the event.  Each day, I'll be linking up to a different maker and they'll be showing what they have been busy sewing up with Foxglove.  I've seen a few sneak peeks and I think we are all in for an inspirational treat.  Hopefully you'll discover a few new people along the way too.

For today's make I sewed up a new All In One Box Pouch.  This pouch is just so handy, it's impossible to have too many!    I used three colours of my Stem Dot print for the pouch - navy for the main pouch, pink for the vinyl pocket and aqua for the lining.


The pocket front uses the Fox In The Foxgloves print in navy and I used some Robert Kaufman Essex Linen in silver to bind the pocket, it contrasts with the prints perfectly.

I also used a little of the Foxes in the aqua colourway to make up a new mini foldover pouch.  Again these are too handy not to have around.  For the zippers I used my go to zipper colour - mustard.  If you haven't discovered the magic of the mustard zipper yet, you need to give it a try, trust me it goes with all my favourite colours and prints.

You can find stockists for the Foxglove fabric line here.

You can see more photos of the pouch pattern in my previous post here.


Today's maker for the Foxglove showcase is Emily from Quilty Love.  The quilt Emily has been making involves the triangles above and is looking so pretty!  I'm really excited today to see it in it's entirety for the first time.  

Click over to see the finished quilt.

Flutter mini quilt

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Flutter is a new mini quilt pattern I've been busy putting together over the last few weeks.  I used to make mini quilts more regularly a few years back but after finishing this one I've been wondering why I don't make them more! - they are so quick to finish and I can't wait to hang mine up (once I can decide where I want it most).

This was a perfect first project for me to showcase my new Foxglove fabrics to you.  I loved putting it together.  And now that I've finished the mini, I'm getting started on a full sized version, I hope to bring you an update soon.




You can find a pattern for the mini quilt here.

You can find the Foxglove fabric collection now at all of these fine stores -


Fat Quarter Shop


Hawthorne Threads

Indeed Fabric

Sew Modern

Fancy Tiger Crafts

Phat Quarters



The Village Haberdashery

M is for Make


Sew Yellow

Blonde Design



Dragonfly Fabrics

Fabric Spot



Bella's Patchwork