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Add some fun to your key ring :)
These key rings add a little colourful squish factor to your boring old keys, and they make pretty cute little presents too.

Posted by Wei X. Published See Wei X.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, gather all your materials. Not pictured are the jewelry plier, wire cutter, and jump ring.

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, create a template on the scrap paper by drawing an equilateral triangle. Mine had edges that measured 3.5 cm each, but feel free to size up/down depending on how large you want your key chain.

    If you're having trouble drawing it yourself, just google search 'equilateral triangle', size an image in word and print it out as your template :)

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 3
    Step 3

    You'll want to cut out 6 triangles using your template and about 3 cm of ribbon.

    I lined up my triangles in the way that I will want to sew them together, and used felt from largely the same colour families because that fits my style. Feel free to do yours however you like :)

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, we can start sewing! Just take two triangles that you want to share an edge, and start blanket stitching the two of them together down one edge.

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 5
    Step 5

    Keep sewing... making sure that you're always paying attention to which triangles are getting sewn together so the pattern turns out the way you wanted initially.

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 6
    Step 6

    One way to envision the finished polyhedron is that there are three triangles up 'top', and three triangles on the 'bottom', and the two sets of triangles are connected to each other in the middle.

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 7
    Step 7

    When you have sewn together almost all the pieces of felt, make sure to sew in the ribbon loop - this is what will help attach the felt polyhedron to the key ring.

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 8
    Step 8

    Next, when you have about 1 and a half sides left open, stuff a little bit of polyfill into the polyhedron. I tend to under-stuff rather than over-stuff as I find it helps to keep the shape better.

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 9
    Step 9

    Continue sewing after stuffing, and tie off once every edge has been sewn.

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 10
    Step 10

    Next, feed one end of the metal wire you have through the ribbon loop you've sewn in.

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 11
    Step 11

    Twist one end of the metal wire around the other end of the metal wire and snip off any excess with your wire cutter.

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 12
    Step 12

    Then form a loop with the end of the wire, and link on the small bit of metal chain. Any chain will do really, and I just happened to have some jewelry/necklace chain on hand.

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 13
    Step 13

    Then twist the end of the wire towards the original loop, and snip off any extra bits with your wire cutter.

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 14
    Step 14

    Finally, attach the chain to the key ring with a jump ring by using your pliers :)

  • How to sew a fabric charm. Felt Polyhedron Keychain - Step 15
    Step 15

    Tada! If you don't have any chain available, then using some thick thread or thin rope will be fine as well. Here I have used some bakers twine and also added a couple wooden beads 'cause I'm fancy like that.

    Enjoy!

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