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:
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WHAT YOU NEED:
Plastic Canvas - 7 mesh
Zipper Pull (optional)
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.
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:
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:
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
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.
This is the perfect gift for birthdays, Mother's Day or as a Christmas stocking stuffer. Make them for bazaars or craft tables.
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