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Crafts for Father's Day: 36 Homemade Father's Day Gift Ideas
Stitched Leather Keychain
By: Jenya of MyEvaForeva
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Cut and stitch a leather key chain for Father's Day with a geometric design. This homemade gift is easy to make and very stylish for Dad. Project designed by Jenya of MyEvaForeva.
Find this project in the free Father's Day Crafts: Blogger Edition 2010 eBook.
I first cut out two circles and one rectangular out of leather.
I used chalk to mark the corners. First I made the first four marks(like 12, 3, 6, and 9 on the clock). I then added two extra lines in between each of those.
Before I begun sewing I placed a drop of glue between the two layers to keep the pieces together. I started stitching from the "first" mark, skipping three, to the "fourth".
After I got the triangle shape I stitched towards the "fifth" mark and started stitching the triangle again by skipping three marks. I almost forgot to sew in the holder loop.
I made sure to finish all triangles and stitch along the edges. Then I erased the chalk and applied some baby oil to the surface and the edges of the finished key chain.
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