I forgot to share with you my pillow gifts from last week. Whenever my team and I travel to a Stampin' Up! event we exchange a little handmade something that we call Pillow Gifts. It's a fun way to start the stamping experience! I'll share what I received (they were amazing gifts, thank you ladies!) in the near future (have to take pictures of them still). In the meantime this is what I made.
I got the idea for this project HERE. I used these metal rings from Michaels(in the sewing section) as I figured we could hook our key chains onto this ring and now you have an easy to find and easy to hold. Rather than using the batting as suggested on the blog I found it, I used some strapping I had that I had purchased at Fabricland. I'll try and shoot a video on how I put these together (but don't hold your breath as my "to do list" is rather long right now:)
Don't look too carefully at the stitching (my sewing machine didn't like how thick the fabric was). but this gives you an idea of how it is assembled. Basically you have two pieces of fabric, one with the strapping in it, sewn on top of each other. Then you sew it into a circle (use a zig zag stitch) and make sure you put the metal ring in the circle before stitching it together.
Then pick some sort of "wrap" (ribbon, fabric...whatever you like) and sew it over the seam. And voila....you have a cute key wristlet! Hope you like it!
Alrighty, off to "start" the day! I hope yours is as fun as mine will be! Take care,