Make an Embroidered Keyring

Perfect little gift to celebrate a friend moving into a new home, forget the usual house plant and make them something a bit different to show that you care.

You Will Need

  • Scissors
  • Paper to draw your basic shapes
  • Selection of material
  • Thread
  • Ribbon

 

How to Make

Draw out your design on paper to act as a guide.  I’ve posted a picture of the design I used with dimensions

Cut out the shapes to make your house – two house shapes, 2 rooves, 4 windows, door, a strip for the base and ribbon to attach your keys.  I used felt for the house shape as it doesn’t need to be hemmed and doesn’t fray.

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Pin the windows, door and base strip to one piece of house shaped material and sew.  You can either do this by machine for a neater look or use embroidery thread and sew it by hand.

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Once you have constructed the basic house front pin the front house shape to the second piece of the same shape, pin a piece of folded ribbon to the top and overlay your two roof shapes.

 

Sew the outline.  If sewing by hand I’d recommend blanket stitch.

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Once complete you can thread your keys onto the ribbon using a simple metal ring.

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I created one sewn by hand and another on the machine to show you how the finished items differ

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