Hi Sewing Rabbit friends! Nicole here today from Modern Handcraft with a sewing project that requires no sewing at all – The Fabric Spool Keychain. These are quick, a great gift for fellow sewing friends and a great craft to make with the kids! Do you have a sewing project that you finished and had some tiny scraps left over that you cannot bear to throw out? Well this is a perfect project for that!
- Assortment of small fabric scraps (fabric shown is Handcrafted by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics)
- 1/8″ Leather Craft Lace – small packages are usually 2 yards and under $4
- Small Wooden Spools (size shown is 3/4″ x 1″)
- Fabric Fuse Liquid Fabric Adhesive
- Key Chain (with hook attachment optional)
- Cut a strip of fabric the same width as the spool (where the thread should go). Make it at least 3 inches long so you can wrap the fabric around the spool a couple of times – this ensures that the color is correct and not dulled by the lightness of the spool underneath.
- Apply a thin layer of your fabric fuse to the end of the fabric – use a paintbrush or your finger to spread the glue covering the entire end like shown above. Press down and let the glue dry.
- Make as many spools as you like! I chose to use 2 per keychain but you can make it a little more festive if you like. How cute would these be as a garland in your sewing space?
- You will now need to cut a piece of your strap to about 10″ – 12″ long.
- Fold your leather in half and loop through your key chain hoop leaving a circle of leather out.
- Take the loose ends and thread through the circle.
- Pull on the loose ends and you will now create the knot that will keep your leather straps in place.
- Position your spools on the leather strap where you would like them. It helps to stagger them so your keychain will not end up bulky in one area.
- Make a knot right underneath each spool and cut the ends, leaving just a bit for decoration.
Congratulations you are finished!
So many other creative uses – Find smaller spools and create custom fabric spool zipper pulls or decorate a handmade bag or purse for a little flair.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project – thanks for stopping by!