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My First Sewing Project!

Hi everyone!  Wow, I can't believe I haven't blogged for the month of May yet!  Now that I have less DT commitments I have been trying other crafts, mostly sewing!  My hubby actually pulled my 10 year old sewing machine out from under my desk and cleaned it up and even learned how to thread it to teach me how to use it.  And then I was excited to make these ribbon key fobs that I've been seeing a lot.  I ordered some supplies through Etsy and decided to make a whole bunch for the kids in my 2 boys' classes.  But besides all these keychains I've also been planning parties for my boys' classes and helping with lei making for May Day.  It's been a busy month of May.  Just a few more days of school until summer.

Here's a photo of all the ones I've made so far.  In total, I've made 51 key fobs!  There is a mix of Hello Kitty, Frozen, Minions and Pokemon.  But even with my limited sewing experience, these were quick to make.  I know some tutorials don't even call for sewing to make these, just some heat bonding to adhere the ribbon to the webbing but sewing them together makes them a lot sturdier.

Here is a close up of them.  Hope the kids like these.  I thought it would be cute for them to hang on their backpacks.

I'm planning to make a few more for teachers so I'll share those in a few days.  I'll be back with some Sister Stamps projects later this month too so hopefully my blog won't be too neglected.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Comments

Leanne said…
Hi Eva!
Wow you've been busy! These are cute and so cool! I bet the kids will love them!
For someone who doesn't sew your stitches look straight, which is a big compliment! :)
Glad you're keeping busy and making some really cool projects for your boys and their classes. They are lucky.
Fantastic job for someone who says she can't sew..... I'm amazed how gorgeous they all turned out..... Now you can sew on your cards too....You are one awesome mommy, those kids will treasure their key fobs...
Lynn said…
Wow! I'm impressed by your first sewing project. They are adorable and unique. (I've never seen them before.) Your boys and their friends will love them. A+ Mommy!
Jenny said…
You did good girl!
Handmade Cuties said…
These are awesome Eva! I think everyone would appreciate a gift like this. So nice that you are able to delve into other crafts but you do sound really busy. Hope things will settle down soon so you can play more and create more. Have a great week!
Cheryl said…
So cute! That's a lot of keychains! And that looks hard to sew cuz that strap part looks so thick! Can't wait until summer vacation! I ran out of steam for helping with class parties already this year...
Nyla Agtang said…
Hi these are so ooh cute..can I ask where to get the hardware?

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