Sunday, July 3, 2011

July Themed Sew Along.

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I am involved in a monthly sew along with some other ladies in an online forum I am part of.  If you're a regular reader, you will know that I was very unhappy with last months product and hoped to redeem myself this month.  Although what I am posting here is only a practice version, so far so good.  I am happy with how it looks and so is hubby which is great as it's for him after all.

The theme for this months sew along is 'Family.'  We decided this could be taken in many ways, i.e. gifts for family, sewing for family, sewing about family etc.  I decided to whip up something I had seen in this handmade magazine I borrowed from the local library recently.  (It's issue 28 vol 11 for those playing at home.)  It fits with the sewing for family as the gift is for hubby, but I have also used my family in the sewing.

Using some black vinyl, clear plastic (the stuff you cover tables with to protect them), printed out images an eyelet and my sewing machine, I whipped up this keyring in less than 30min.  It was very fast and I will definitely be making more.  I think these will make a great gift, especially for the grandparents.

Side one, the images printed on my home printer don't really look all that flash.  I will be printing out small coloured photos for the real version of this.

Side two.  You can see how the two layers of vinyl are back to back and the plastic on either side.  I stitched around the photos on each side separately to hold them in place before the stitching around the whole thing to hold it together.

Just the right size for hubby's keys.

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