I have decided to do a ‘Make-It-Monday’ every week, and this will be the first time I do it, so bear with me, ok? Today we’re going to make a little pocket keychain. My siblings love these, and force me to make lots of them. They must have about 10 each by now. So, here we go!
You will need
- A needle
- Felt or other fabric
- Thread or embroidery floss
- A keyring
- Any embellishments you might want
First, cut the felt into 2 rectangles, 1 1/4 in. by 2 in. This is what I always cut, but if you want, you can make it bigger or smaller.
Next, cut a piece of thread about 3 feet long. Again, this is what I always use. If you sew bigger stitches, you might want a little shorter thread. If you sew small stitches however, you might want to use a longer thread. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end.
Align the two pieces of fabric and stick your needle through both pieces, in the bottom corner (it doesn’t matter which corner you stick it in). Now, sew using running stitch along three sides of the rectangle, leaving one of the shorter ends unsewn. The unsewn end will become your opening for the pocket.
After that, cut a smaller piece from the felt, about 2 by 1/2 cm. fold it in half and put the keyring on it before sewing it to the pocket. Only sew it to one of the pocket’s sides, so it will still be able to open.
When you’ve finished that, you can add any embellishments you might want, like a ribbon across the front, or a bead, or a button. You can even use a piece of ribbon in place of the felt holding the keyring. And, if you like, you can even add a flap! Just make one of the rectangles longer than the other.
You’re finished! Attach your keys to the ring and slip something small into the pocket!