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How to Sew Flower Key Chain Holder

Updated on October 6, 2015
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Peachpurple loves to spend some time to handmade greeting cards and gifts at home. She always reduce trash by reusing them.

DAY 30, HUB # 30

Beautiful Flower Key Chain Holder

Star-like Flower Key Chain Holder
Star-like Flower Key Chain Holder | Source

Let us make a key chain holder

Are you having fun with making handmade gifts already?

I have to admit that Fabric Alphabet Key chain Holder was a little difficult for a novice in stitching. Besides that, it is a little bulky and heavy to slip into your pocket.

Recently, I had stumbled upon a website that teaches lots of handmade gifts that can be done at home and I was keen to give a shot on this Flower Key chain Holder. The steps were quick and easy to follow, not much sewing and uses small pieces of fabric scraps that are put into good use.

Furthermore, it is a perfect simple small gift that you can complete in 20 minutes.


Advantages of Making Flower Key Chain Holder


1. You can attach the Flower Key chain Holder into your handmade greetings card as a keepsake for the recipient to remember.

2. This Flower Key chain Holder is small enough to slip into the recipient’s pocket, not bulky or too big to fit it. It is convenient and easy to carry around in jeans pocket, handbags, pouch and school uniforms for students.

3. Make as many as you want during your leisure. Keep them as spare gifts for Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays and Christmas, just in case you are too busy to make any last minute shopping for your loved ones or friends.

4. You can sell this Flower Key chain Holder in charity bazaar especially in school and churches. Donate them to these charity events for good cause. You are doing a good deed.

5. Make different Flower Key chain Holder using different fabric patterns, sewing an alphabet or number initials in order for you to recognize the keys looped into the key chain holders are for different purposes ( or different doors ). Alternatively, you can sew on buttons or ribbons, anything that stands out.

What You Need To Prepare


  • For the basic handmade key chain holder, you need to prepare a needle, some threads, a soft and thin sponge, a pair of sharp scissors and different fabric patterns.
  • Do not discard small pieces of fabrics after your sewing projects. They come in handy for small handmade gifts, card making and recycle crafts too.
  • After gathering all these small pieces of scrap fabrics that I had left in hand, I chose 2 pieces of contrasting color fabrics for the key chain holder that gives a captivating feeling.
  • As for the inside fillings, choose a thin piece of sponge rather than the thick ones as the gift is supposed to be light, small and convenient to carry around.
  • Look for thin sponge in old shoulder pads from clothes, old fabric pencil case, old fabric shopping bag or simply use your spare dish washing sponge.
  • In order to sew firm and strong stitches, use your sewing machine to sew the circle stitches so that the stitches will not come off easily during prolong tear and wear.
  • In spite of not having own a sewing machine myself, I had to hand sew the stitches twice in order to make them safe and secure.

Materials Photos

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white strappattern fabric, brown cloth, a pair of scissors, thread and needlethin sponge, a circle lid, keys to test, marker pen
white strap
white strap | Source
pattern fabric, brown cloth, a pair of scissors, thread and needle
pattern fabric, brown cloth, a pair of scissors, thread and needle
thin sponge, a circle lid, keys to test, marker pen
thin sponge, a circle lid, keys to test, marker pen

Easy to Sew Flower Key Chain Holder

Things you need to use

  • Brown cloth- thick cloth to hold on to the thin sponge
  • Different fabric patterns- fancy, pretty colors for different keychain holders
  • White strap- to hook up the key ring. You can purchase this white strap at needlework shops or you could just remove them from your old clothing.
  • A Needle- to make some stitches
  • Some threads- to make some stitches
  • A pair of scissors- for cutting and trimming purpose
  • A small keychain ring- to loop the keys
  • Round lid- to draw a circle shape. Any round objects will do. ( I chose a medicine lid measurement approximately 2inch wide )
  • A marker- drawing purpose
  • A thin sponge- the inside fillings for the keychain holder

STEP 1

use the lid to draw the circle and cut out circles
use the lid to draw the circle and cut out circles | Source
trim the sponge smaller
trim the sponge smaller | Source

How to Draw the Circles

  • Place the pattern fabric inside facing up.
  • Draw 2 circles with the marker pen onto the fabric.
  • Draw 1 circle onto the brown cloth.
  • Draw 1 circle onto the thin sponge.
  • Cut each of the circles out from the fabric, brown cloth and the thin sponge.
  • Trim the sides of the thin sponge a little smaller in size.
  • Now you will have 2 circle pattern fabrics, 1 circle brown cloth and 1 circle thin piece of sponge.

STEP 2

Slip in the white strap like this
Slip in the white strap like this | Source

Photos Guide

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fabric first, then brown clothNext sponge, then fabricCircles put togetherNow, it looks like a loop
fabric first, then brown cloth
fabric first, then brown cloth | Source
Next sponge, then fabric
Next sponge, then fabric
Circles put together
Circles put together
Now, it looks like a loop
Now, it looks like a loop

How to Put the Circles Together

  • Place the 1st circle pattern fabric, inside facing upward. Hence, the beautiful fabric will be facing down.
  • Place the brown circle on top of the pattern fabric.
  • Next, place the circle sponge on top of the brown fabric.
  • Notice that the sponge is smaller than the rest of the fabrics.
  • Lastly, place the 2nd circle pattern fabric on top.
  • Hence, you will notice the beautiful pattern fabrics are facing outside on both sides.
  • Cut out a 5inch length of white strap.
  • Insert one end under the brown cloth and the other under the 2nd pattern fabric as photo shown.
  • Make sure that the white strap is deep enough to touch the sponge.
  • Adjust the length of the white strap as you like.
  • This is to ensure that the white strap does not come out loose when you sew the circle stitches later on.
  • It should look like a loop or handle.

STEP 3

sew a circle of stitches- make sure the sponge is in the middle.
sew a circle of stitches- make sure the sponge is in the middle. | Source

How to Sew the Circle

  • Insert a strand of green thread into the eye of the needle.
  • Meet 2 strands of threads together and tie a knot.
  • Use your fingers to hold tight the 4 circles together while another hand to do the sewing.
  • Sew simple single stitches around the 4 circles, just above the thin sponge which is smaller than the rest of the fabrics.
  • Sew the stitches twice in order to make sure that the sponge is in the middle of the flower key chain holder.
  • On the other hand, if you have a sewing machine, it will be much easier for you to sew while holding onto the 4 circles together.

STEP 4

snip off the edges in upside down "V" shape
snip off the edges in upside down "V" shape | Source

How to Snip the Edges into “V” Shape

  • Use a pair of sharp scissors to snip of the edges around the 4 circles in “V” shape, which may resemble stars.
  • Do not bother the uneven “V” shapes.
  • You can choose to cut into upside down “U” shape or whichever shapes you like.
  • After you have completed the snipping, your key chain holder should look like a flower shape as photo shown.

STEP 5

loop in the key ring and test the weight of the keys. Make sure the strap doesn't come off.
loop in the key ring and test the weight of the keys. Make sure the strap doesn't come off. | Source

How to Insert the Key Ring

  • Loop the small key ring through the white strap.
  • Make sure that the white strap does not come out loose.
  • Try tugging the key ring and loop in some keys to test the weight your flower key chain holder can handle.


Cute Heart Pouch

for any occasion!
for any occasion! | Source

© 2012 peachy

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks au fait, if the child could handle a needle and thread, why not?

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      C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

      This could even be handsewn by a child and it would make a great gift for the holidays coming up. Generally one must start early if they plan to give handmade gifts, and nowadays most people's schedules are so packed, they have to start really early.

      This looks like a great project for a lovely gift for someone special. Easy to dress it up too.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yes besarien, clever idea of yours

      Thanks kristen, indeed a perfect gift for all season and occasion

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      What a clever idea, Peach. It's perfect for any kind of gift. Voted up for useful!

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      Besarien 2 years ago

      These are so cute! You could even put a snap on it and sew the other side into the lining of your purse so that your keys are secure and easy to find. Voted up!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, it is indeed a token appreciation for first time key takers

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Very crafty idea! They would make cute gifts for kids when presented with their first house key! Also good for realtors to give to prospective home buyers as a token of appreciation. So many more ideas too! :)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      pstraubie48

      yes, suitable for charity events too, good suggestion

      tillsontitan

      yeah, come to think of it, I can sew without a sewing machine.

      ezzly

      thanks for yr votes, true, stockings!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      This is such a cute idea and would be great as a favor or a little stocking filler too ! Voted up !

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Such a nice little project that turns into a nice little gift. You are certainly creative and ambitious, especially since you don't have a sewing machine! Your instructions and photos make it easy to follow.

      Voted up, useful, and awesome.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Clever little project to make to give as a gift to someone special and could be used for a church or other organizations church bazaar.Sharing pinning g+ voting up+++

      Know that Angels are once again on the way to you today ps

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Dear peggy

      Thanks, i am sure handmade keychain are better than store bought

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      That would make for a thoughtful gift and most people would appreciate that fact of it being homemade. Thanks for the tutorial.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks for reading. Hope that your friends will love this handmade gift too

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      jtrader 4 years ago

      Inserting it into a handmade card is a good idea. I'll try that.

      These keychain holders are a really good gift for someone who is tactile. Touching the fabric is more soothing than handling plastic.

      Thanks for the vote on my article.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for yr kind comments. Hope to make another creative craft

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This looks like a really great craft. You have explained it so well, and the photos are fantastic. Thumbs up for this one, and voted useful!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @rtalloni

      yeah, lovely for tote bags and cute stuffs. thanks.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Cute little project--perfect for tucking into gift bags and stockings!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @bea

      Thanks for dropping by. Thanks for yr kind comments. Appreciated.

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      Bea 4 years ago

      There lovely Peach, very comprehensively done and they look lovely too. Well done.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @billybuc

      Thanks, buddy. I am sure Bev will make a good use to these crafts during Christmas. Appreciated your comments.

      @btrbell

      Thanks for yr support. Really.. professional..gee...thanks. TQVM !!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      First....CONGRATULATIONS! 30 hubs in 30 days! Good job! I k=really like this idea and it looks professional! Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm just not crafty, Peach, but I like these hubs because I think crafts are so cool, and they make great, personal gifts. Well done; I will pass this on to Bev who is infinitely more crafty than I will ever be.