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A very simple, unique keychain.
My friend had a voodoo doll keychain and since it was falling apart she was going to buy a new one, but I promised I'd make one for her halloween gift. This was my first attempt at making one and I wanted it to be detailed.

I used some pins for the shape of the body and just wrapped string around the pins a few times and tied it in the middle, removed the pins and started wrapping around each limb until it took a shape I liked. Then I used thread to wrap around for some color.

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  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take some pins and put them in a flat surface to create the shape of the body. I just quickly did and the arms for this one are a bit short.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 2
    Step 2

    Wrap your string around the pins about 3 - 4 times for the arms and legs, and just one loop for the head.

    Tie the body tightly in the middle and pull the pins out.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 3
    Step 3

    As tightly as you can wrap around each limb with the string. Keep going until you have a shape you like.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now for the head.
    Using the loop you left, wrap around it like a yarn ball.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 5
    Step 5

    Choose the side you want for the front, and add your eyes. Now is the best time to add the beads unless you want a bug eye look like my first one got.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 6
    Step 6

    Think about how you want to add the details. I leave the feet blank, but if you want to add color there, it would be best to do that first.

    I like to start with the pants, just pick your color and start wrapping as tight as you can. Keep going until it looks good to you.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 7
    Step 7

    Next, I do the skin.
    Wrap the hands and carefully wrap the head. It's rather hard wrapping around the top of the head, but a little glue helps hold it if you need it.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 8
    Step 8

    Finally I do the shirt last. Just like everything else keep wrapping tightly until it looks good to you.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 9
    Step 9

    For nice hair, use a sewing needle and pull some thread through. Tie each strand at the middle. Having the thread longer than you want works best and then you can just trim the ends after.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 10
    Step 10

    Here is the hair after I got some strands done.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 11
    Step 11

    And here is the hair complete with the trimmed edge.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 12
    Step 12

    If you want some curly hair, take a few strands and rub some glue into them. Then just wrap it around a pin to dry. A pin is easiest since you can stab it into the head while waiting for the glue to dry. Then the pin pulls out easy.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 13
    Step 13

    Here is the curly hair all done.

  • How to sew a fabric character charm. Voodoo Doll Keychain - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now it's finished, you can add and details you want, be creative!

    I'm making a special one for myself at the moment, but the details are taking awhile.

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Francesca F.
Francesca F. · Pisa, Toscana, IT · 10 projects
I love the voodoo dolls!! Now I can make my own! Thank you so much for sharing!!
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FooFoo
FooFoo · Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, DE
Thanks for sharing!
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Dorine C.
Dorine C. · Cardiff, Wales, GB · 3 projects
I tried to make one for my sister, same way as you did and it kept falling apart.
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
love it, sooo creepy and cool.LOL
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Laura
Laura · Chandler, Arizona, US · 133 projects
I will be making one for myself, so I'll make a how to with that.
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T!N@
T!N@ · Stratford, Ontario, CA · 4 projects
oh my gosh, that is amazing!!!
i tryed making one a while ago by making the form out of polymer clay than wrapping it in string..didnt work out so well
how to?
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ely.
ely. · Victorville, California, US · 9 projects
This is awesome! Any chance of a how-to?
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