Do you constantly lose your keys? The most common place I lost mine is inside my purse. I’m always digging for them because -no matter how much stuff was in there first- those keys will always find their way to the bottom. Probably under the largest items in my purse that are hard to dig under! Oy.
However, it’s much easier to find your keys when they have a big, unique keychain on them! That’s why this Cross Stitch Keychain Pattern is great. You can personalize it however you want, but you’ll get the basic idea of how to cross stitch, too.
Check out this free Westcott sewing pattern and never lose your keys again!
Cross Stitch Keychain Sewing Pattern
- Westcott 4” Straight Titanium Bonded Scissors #13866
- Westcott 8” ExtremEdge Titanium Bonded Scissors #14731
- Westcott 9.5” Pinking Shears #15983
- Westcott Brand Hobby Knife #15156
- Westcott LetterCraft Stencil Book #TS-1000
- Westcott KleenEarth iPoint Evolution Pencil Sharpener #15085
- Cross Stitch Fabric or Monk’s Cloth
- Embroidery Floss
- Small Embroidery Hoop
- Stick Pins
- Cotton Fabric
- Sewing Machine
- Sewing Thread
- Grommet and Grommet Setting Tool
1) Create your cross-stitch design within the embroidery hoop, trimming the embroidery floss as needed with the 4” Straight Titanium Bonded Scissors. For this design I went with a Mexican inspiration based off of the traditional Loteria game.
2) Then with the 8” ExtremEdge Titanium Bonded Scissors, cut 4 layers of fabric that are roughly the same size as your cross stitched piece. The ExtremEdge scissors are wonderful for cutting through multiple layers of fabric and the tension may be adjusted for your comfort!
3) Layer the cross-stitched piece on top of your fabric. Sharpen up a pencil with the Westcott KleenEarth iPoint Evolution Pencil Sharpener and use the square template from the Westcott LetterCraft Stencil Book to mark out your stitch line. Or if you prefer, you can make it your own and choose from any of the assorted shapes included in the Westcott LetterCraft Stencil Book!
4) Pin all the layers together and use your sewing machine to stitch around three sides of the square with a wide and tight zig-zag stitch in a coordinating color. Then stuff the inside with fiberfill and stitch the remaining side closed. Next you are ready to cut a hole for the grommet using the Westcott Brand Hobby Knife. After you set the grommet, trim the border of the cross-stitched panel with the 9.5” Pinking Shears. To finish the piece off, cut a fringed border all the way around with the 8” ExtremEdge Titanium Bonded Scissors and attach the keyring.