I have always loved BIG bags. This is good because since having a baby I now have to bring one EVERYWHERE... usually filled to the top with anything and everything for baby emergencies. Forget room for anything I might need. One problem I have run into is loosing my keys in the chaos. I have found myself more times than not searching through my huge bag in the pouring rain, while holding B trying to unlock the car. Since I never have enough hands I usually throw the keys in the bag and regret it later. While I was out shopping one day I saw a lanyard and thought I need that but really not SO big... and cuter. Thus the Mommy Key Chain...
Ok lets get started. I used vintage sheets to make two and then I used an outdoor fabric for the other. I liked how the sheets were softer and easier to work with but you can use whatever you like. I also made a few different sizes. I am telling you how to make the size I found most functional but the dimensions can change. For this you will need:
Fabric of your choosing
Package of "D" rings
Sewing machine/ thread
I folded over my fabric and cut it into a 4.5 x 15 inch strip.
Next, I cut three strips of stitch witchery and placed between the fabric on the wrong side. I ironed the wrong sides together on a high cotton setting.
After I had my fabric fused together I folded my strip in half and sewed along the edge. I then pulled the fabric strip right side out to hide my stitches.
|This is my strip before pulling right side out...|
Sorry, I don't know what happened to the picture of this but lastly I top stitched the strip with the seam on the underneath side in the center. I folded my unfinished edges over around the D ring and sewed in place. I went over it about 4 times to really secure it.
And Done - and easy way to find your keys in a huge bag and keep them on hand without actually having to hold them!
Here are the three I did in different widths and lengths. The center one is my favorite but its all personal preference. The smallest blue one I made out of an outdoor fabric.
Hope you all are having a great week... we are getting TONS of snow here. So far about 2 feet at our house. Sounds like a perfect day to hang out with B and craft! :)
|You know you are loving the camo pjs. B checking out all the snow!|
|Our back deck... cant wait to shovel all that off. Whew.|