Create a keychain
(If you've yet to cross stitch the heart for this project, you can find the pattern here.)
With a little piece of felt and a small key ring you can easily make this keychain using your heart stitching:
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To make the keychain, you will need:
Felt (colour of your choice)
Embroidery thread ( you can use the thread you used to stitch the heart)
And your stitching, of course!
Trim stitching four squares from heart on all sides and fray edges.
Cut out paper template.
Fold felt in half and place template with top part at the fold of the felt. Pin template to felt and carefully cut out shape.
Pin stitched heart in place and use one strand of black thread to stitch heart in place (Use photo above as a guide for placement and stitching)
Slip key ring through felt and fold felt to form finished shape.
Pin the folded felt together
Use two strands of pink thread to blanket stitch around keyring.
Why not make several of these keyring using different colours… they make great end-of-year gifts for teachers, fun stocking stuffers and wonderful ‘new home’ gifts!
And here's the original picture I took... the cat photobombing, as usual!