20. Dezember 2012

Leaf Keychain

I sewed a big white, red and dark brown shopper bag for my mom (see here) as a Christmas present. As I already told you, I inserted my very first zipper pocket to the front of it and thought it needed some embellishment. In green. A leaf! So I came up with this little and nice project of this lovely faux leather leaf keychain. This faux leather lef keychain is fast and easy to make and looks great on every key or bag and you can use it as an ornament as well!

Supplies: Green fauy leather. Paper and pencil. Scissors. Needle and thread and a sewing machine, but it's not too difficult to sew it all by hand. A lighter (optional).
[1] Sketch a leaf. This is simple, you don't need a pattern for this and it doesn't have to be perfect, there's no such thing as the perfect leaf!
Transfer to the back side of your faux leather and cut out two pieces (front and back side) and a small strip (about 2 x 0.3 inch and no seam allowance needed).
The smaller piece will form a loop in the end and we'll leave the edges raw. If you are afraid the back side of the faux leather will fray, you can melt it a little bit with a lighter. But don't burn it!
[2] Lay the smaller piece onto the leaf like this and cover with the second leaf piece, right sides together. Fixate and sew along the marked line with a simple straight stitch using a sewing machine or by hand. Leave a small space of about an inch open.
[3] Cut away most of the seam allowance. This will make it easier to turn the leaf inside out and it will make it less bulky. After this, turn it inside out by pulling everything through the hole you left.
[4] Sew the opening close by hand. If you use a mattress stitch the seam will be almost invisible.
[5] With a sewing machine or by hand, stitch the leaf veines on.

This is a cute last-minute gift and it's pretty easy too! Enjoy making your own leafy keychains if you can find the time during these crazy days of Christmas... Isn't it weird how people stress themselves out for weeks in order to set everything up for a few quiet and peacful Christmas days? I think it's weird... However, I hope your days are joyful and stressfree!


  1. I just found your blog via Craftgawker! I love this leaf chain and especially that it's faux leather. Your blog name is adorable (you had me at catcat) and has a lovely layout and design. I look forward to perusing more of your posts!!



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