DIY Cutie Pie Keychain

If you are anything like me, you love cute little keychains. Well..anything little and cute! These keychains took me less than 30 minutes to make, and they are so adorable!
Now don't limit yourself to making only little birds, you can make anything that you want! All you will need is a pattern to follow.
I was browsing Pinterest (because like any other lady, I am addicted to it) when I saw an adorable bird. Thats when I decided to make my own.
This is one of the simplest things that I have ever made, so if you are looking for something quick and easy to make, you have found it.

What you will need:
Different colored felt and fabrics,
Split ring

Step one:
Draw your cute little thing. Remember that you will be layering fabric over fabric and you don't want it to be too thick, also remember that you will be cutting out several different parts of each, so limit yourself.
Draw with shapes, everything will have to be cut out. (I have added a photo of an elephant drawing if you would like him better)

Step two:
Trace the individual shapes so that you have multiple parts. Cut these out to use as your pattern.
Select your fabric and start cutting!
Cut TWO of your base shape(mine is the bird body).
Note-the lip that the keyring will attach to needs to be doubled in length so that it can hold the ring.

Step three:
Put all the parts together and see how you like it. If anything needs to be changed, NOW is the time to do it.
Any parts that will be on the sides(the beak and keyring tab) will need to be sewn onto the front 
of the "second" body.

Step four:
Sew body together and add any remaining parts. I decided that the bird looked better without the belly, so I kept that off.
I stitched a small eye using black thread.

Don't be afraid to add anything else! Be creative and have fun with it!

Let me know if you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them (:

1 comment:

  1. This it too cute :) Love the bird & elephant!!! You girls are so creative :)