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South Western Key Chain/Tag

This Southwestern-themed project is very simple and quick to do. It makes a great last-minute gift. The designs used are from the Southwestern Indian Motif Set.

South Western Key Chain/Tag image 1

For the project you will need:

  • a sheet of craft polyester felt (pre-cut color sheets are sold in any craft store and craft departments),
  • iron-on tear-away stabilizer,
  • a piece of narrow trim/or black elastic band,
  • a key chain or ring,
  • beads (optional),
  • embroidery threads.

We used polyester embroidery threads with #12 embroidery needle.

South Western Key Chain/Tag image 2

Step One: Stabilize the felt sheet and hoop it. Choose the design you would like to use. Embroider it.

Re-hoop the felt. In your machine make a mirror image of the design and embroider it.

Note: If your machine does not have the option of making a mirror image, you can usually do this in your embroidery software on the computer. If not, ask for our help. We'd be more than happy to make the change for you.

South Western Key Chain/Tag image 3

Step Two: Cut out the designs close to the stitches. Take care not to cut through the stitches.

South Western Key Chain/Tag image 4

Step Three: Cut a piece of trim approximately 2 1/2" long. Fold it in half to make a loop. Place the loop on the back of the embroidered pattern either near the head or tail area of the motif. Machine stitch in place.

Step Four: Sprinkle the backs of the both halves with temporary adhesive.
Note: You can pin both halves together, but they might shift during stitching. Temporary adhesive works better. Press the two halves together, back-to-back.

South Western Key Chain/Tag image 5

Step Five: Topstitch to connect both halves permanently. Use a thread that matches the color of the embroidery.

South Western Key Chain/Tag image 6

Now thread a key chain or key ring through the loop.

South Western Key Chain/Tag image 7

The key chain pendant is ready. Enjoy!

South Western Key Chain/Tag image 8

A variety of designs in our store can be used in the same way as the above ones to make funny tags.

FSL Autumn Leaves Set
Little Gnome Set
Dwarf with Fruit Set
FSL Musical Angel Ornaments

Happy Stitching!

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