Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How To : Make A Felt Keychain


Here's a super fun & easy, inexpensive little project for you :

How To Make your own Felt Keychain!

What you'll need:

Felt
Keyring
Ribbon or Felt to attach Keyring
Embroidery Thread
Poly-fil stuffing, Cotton, or Cotton Balls (optional)
Fun Felt Shapes or Other Embellishments

1. Cut two pieces of felt to use as the base of your keychain. Can be any size or shape, just cut two of the same. If you're in the need for some templates, try a Google Image search for shapes. Print & cut out desired shape to use as a pattern when cutting your felt or simply free hand it!

2. Choose your embellishments, cut two if you want a double sized keychain. I've used a little heart cut out of felt & a vintage button, stitched to one piece of felt. If you're not into stitching you can also use felt glue.

3. Take your ribbon or felt that you're using to attach your keyring, put around your ring, and stitch up the end a bit, to hold it in place as your stitching. If you're using felt to attach your ring, you may want to double it up and use a straight stitch or edge stitch to provide extra strength.

4. Put your felt pieces together and blanket stitch around the edge, when you come to where you'd like your keyring, continue using the blanket stitch or switch to a straight stitch/back stitch to provide extra strength for your ring. If you'd like to learn a blanket stitch here's a great tutorial.

5. Once you get towards the end, you can add some poly-fil stuffing to make your keychain a little fluffy or leave it out for a flatter look! Finish up your stitch & you have an adorable felt keychain!



(P.S. This would also make a super great Zipper Pull Project, just replace your keyring with a removeable hook!)

P.S.#2 - In case you're still reading this Tutorial - its also a Surprise GIVEAWAY! If you'd like this neat little Felt Heart Keychain mailed to you - Leave a comment and tell me about a tutorial you'd like to see on the blog, show me a tutorial on your blog, or link me to your favorite tutorial elsewhere!! Don't forget to leave some contact info so I can get back to the randomly selected awesome Winner! You have until Friday, April 10th @ Noon to participate!




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10 comments:

rachellovespeace said...

this is such a cute how to lesson! thank you for sharing. <3

Digital Misfit said...

adorable keychain! ♥
I love tutes for any kind of plushie - felt or fabric, machine sewn or hand sewn. I am a plushie junkie.

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Jodie / Lova Revolutionary said...

Awesome! Thanks! I can't wait to mail it to someone in a cute package! Keep the comments coming!

Kathryn said...

I have not done much with felt, but as it is inexpensive and easy to work with I am on the look out for new projects - thanks for sharing this tutorial with us.

My current obsessions in crafting are jellyfish, scottie dogs and Easter themed, but is always changing and evolving.

little t jane said...

i adore this! thank you heaps for sharing & creating this sweet easy-to-follow little tutorial! can't wait to try it. cheers!

Desreen said...

Cute tutorial!!

Ashley Brooke said...

This is so fun, i can't wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing!

Audrey said...

I found this tutorial on how to make a bubble envelope. Want to try it one day:
http://swirlyarts.blogspot.com/2009/03/tutorial-to-make-your-own-padded.html

Jodie / Lova Revolutionary said...

Thanks for the comments! I like that bubble mailer Tutorial Audrey, Swirly Arts is a nice site!

Celeste said...

I want to make felt key chains as a fundraiser. Thank you for the cutie idea.