Thursday, September 1, 2011

Printed Fabric Keychain


I finally tried out printing on fabric!! I'm lovin' how cool this is! I followed Creative "Try"als instructions which are very easy. It did smear a little at the top but the graphic itself was fine and in the end it didn't matter. {You'll see in a little bit. ☺} 
My church's  annual Women's Retreat is this month and I'm helping my Mom put together some goodie bags and saw some cute keychains on Pinterest that inspired me. 
Photo courtesy of Pinterest and Living With Punks

Let's get started!
Supplies:
The only thing I had to buy were the key rings so this is almost a $0 cost project!!  Although I do need to make a total of 21, I will have to buy more felt but still, total cost for 21 will probably be around $5 I'm guessing! Yay me!!
I used freebie graphics from Shery K Designs.  I had to shrink it down a little.  This is half of a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of fabric.

I then cut a 3 inch by 3 inch square piece of paper to use as a guide and cut out a chandelier, a piece of felt, and a piece of fabric.

 Next I cut about a 3 inch piece of bias tape. {This is not sewn yet.}

 Before sewing it all together, I used pinking shears and trimmed the top edge only for now.  Then placed the bias tape back with one end behind the muslin and the other end in front of the fabric....so the felt is in between the ends.

 Sewed around the edges and then trimmed the remaining edges with the pinking shears.

Inserted key ring and done!
 


Ah! I love how they turned out!  The felt provides just enough stiffness but it's still light weight so it's not going to add bulk to your keys!!  And this was so easy! The best kind of craft!

See my Link Parties Page for where I'll be linking!!
And here!....





Happy Thursday!!

20 comments:

Lindsay said...

Oh I REALLY like this idea! What a fun project!

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Super cute idea Jennifer, love it! They turned out great and I adore the graphics you used :D

Alyssa said...

Love the printed fabric! Your key chains are such a fun idea!!

Just Jaime said...

Cute!!

Mandy said...

These are soooo cute!!!
www.projectqueen.org

Brycie @ Reenie Jae Creations said...

okay these are AWESOME! Thanks for sharing! I am going to have to try these, since xmas is coming up and I am looking for cute ideas for gifts!

And did you get your package with your winnings? Hope you love them!

Bry

Theophanie said...

My key chain broke a week ago; I am going to have to try this! Thank you. :)

Theophanie said...

P.S. I'm stumbling you!

Tasha Anderson said...

SOOOOOOO Cute!
Thanks for sharing at Haute Stuff Thursday! I want to make some!

XOXO,
Tasha

Teela said...

great project! I'm gonna give this try! thanks for sharing

The mum of all trades said...

I love this! Such a great idea. I'd love if you'd share it at by blog hop this weekend.

Seaweed and Raine said...

They Look SO GOOD!!! I've been wanting to try the Living with Punks tutrial for a while now. I like the adaptation of pinking the section first and sewing it all in one hit! :)

Mimi said...

Wonderful idea and great tutorial! I will definitely have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kaitlin Saenz said...

These are great! Thanks for linking up to my party! Hope to see you next week for more!

Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

Kaitlin Saenz said...

These are great! Thanks for linking up to my party! Hope to see you next week for more!

Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

Tattered & Timeless said...

Love this and how cool are you. You're mom's goodie bags were probably the best ever.
tammy

april@gingerbread said...

Holy craetive cute project!!! I love it!
xoxo

Jennifer said...

@Teela, Seaweed & Raine, & Kaitlin...thanks ladies!!!

Chef in Training said...

I LOVE this! I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Natalia Lynn said...

oh my gosh, I love this! You are so talented, seriously I knew you would have something awesome to link up! Thanks for linking it too!

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