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This adorable cross-stitch keychain is jumbo sized so you'll never lose your keys again! It also looks super cute as a purse charm to show off your craftiness while you're out on the town! Customize it with your own original cross-stitch design, or find lots of interesting cross stich designs to choose from on the net!
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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.
Adult supervision is recommended when children use scissors.
© 2016 Acme United Corporation. Text and design by Marisa Pawelko