How to make a Patchwork Zipper Pull or Keyring from Plastic Canvas

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Patchwork Zipper Pull or Keyring

Learn how to make a plastic canvas patchwork keyring (zipper pull).

This project is ideal for teaching a child to needlepoint.

Watch the video tutorial and read the written instructions below:



Click the image below to watch the video in Youtube.




WHAT YOU NEED:

Plastic Canvas - 7 mesh
Yarn
Needle
Key Ring
Zipper Pull (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: CUTTING THE PLASTIC CANVAS

Using 7-mesh plastic canvas, cut a piece 14 holes by 10 holes on each side with a bridge in the middle of 4 holes by 8 holes.

Patchwork Zipper Pull: Canvas Cutout

STEP 2: OUTLINING THE PATCHWORK

Using the continental stitch, divide the two sides (the 14 hole by 10 hole sides) into 6 sections.

To do this, stitch using the continental stitch around the outside, stitch a horizontal line in the middle, two vertical lines equally spaced apart.

Also stitch the bridge area with the continental stitch.

Please refer to the picture below:

Patchwork Zipper Pull: Show Outline

STEP 3: FILLING IN THE PATCHWORK DESIGN

You will need 6 different colors of yarn.

Using the scotch stitch, work diagonal lines in the empty spaces. Please refer to the video below to see how to do the scotch stitch.

Repeat with each empty square.

The patchwork should look like this:

Patchwork Zipper Pull: Finished Stitching
Example of keyring with patchwork and bridge completed

How to Scotch Stitch Video: Click the image below to watch the video in Youtube.


STEP 4: FINISH BRIDGE EDGES

Cover the edges of the bridge by using a overcast stitch. Refer to keyring photo above to see finished bridge.

How to Overcast Stitch Video: Click the image below to watch the video in Youtube.


STEP 5: FINISHING THE PROJECT

Patchwork Zipper Pull: Finished Stitching

Bend the plastic canvas slightly and insert the key ring onto the bridge area.

Fold the two side over, wrong sides together.

Whip stitch around the outside of the project.

How to Whip Stitch Video: Click the image below to watch the video in Youtube.


Ta-Da! The patchwork keyring/zipper pull is complete.

Patchwork Zipper Pull or Keyring

This is the perfect gift for birthdays, Mother's Day or as a Christmas stocking stuffer. Make them for bazaars or craft tables.

Get supplies to make this project from the affiliate links below:

See info on Affiliate links below.

img Darice Plastic Canvas #7 Mesh 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. Clear
12 pcs. Manufacturer: Darice Affiliate Link to Sold at Create For Less
img Lanyard Snap (Zipper Pull)
6 pcs. Manufactuer: Pepperell Braiding Co. Affiliate Link to Sold at Create For Less
img Lanyard Snap Clip Hooks (Zipper Pulls) 1"
Nickel Silver Finish. 100 pcs. Affiliate Link to Sold at Amazon.com
img e Plastic Canvas 7-count
Packages; 6 sheets, 12 sheets or 24 sheets.. Affiliate Link to Sold at Annie's
img Plastic Canvas Needle Size 16
2 pcs. Manufacturer: Boye Affiliate Link to Sold at CreateForLess
img e Plastic Canvas Needles #16 (7-mesh)
2/pkg. Affiliate Link to Sold at Annie's
img Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo Yarn
A wide selection of colors. Affiliate Link to Sold at Amazon.com
img Split Key Ring 1 1/4 in. Nickel
10 pcs. Manufacturer: Silver Creek Affiliate Link to Sold at Create For Less
img Split Key Ring 1"
Nickel Plated Steel. 100 pieces. Affiliate Link to Sold at Amazon.com

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