Introduction: Leather Keychain
A simple leather keychain that can be made from scraps/offcuts.
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Step 1: Tools
pencil or pen
pliers (helpful to pull needle through the leather if it gets a bit tight)
Step 2: Materials
Leather scraps/offcuts. Cut a strip of leather for your keychain using your steel ruler and craft knife. The size you decide to make it will be dependent on what length you want it to be and the diameter of your keyring. I'm terrible at throwing leather offcuts away so scratched through my scraps and found a perfect pre cut strip measuring 215mm x 15mm.
Step 3: Thin, Glue, and Fold Ends. (optional)
Folding the ends over adds a nice finish to the end product but is not necessary if you don't want to do it. Measure and mark amount equal to the width of your strip. I'm my case 15mm. Using your craft knife carefully thin the end of the leather strip then apply some glue fold the thinned section in half and clamp to dry. Repeat on the other end. Remove clamps once glue is dry.
Step 4: Fold for Sewing.
Fold the leather so it looks like the picture.
Step 5: Mark Holes for Sewing.
Mark your holes for sewing and using your awl punch holes through the leather. The pattern in which you sew it is up to your own personal preference I like to sew a square with criss-cross in the middle .
Step 6: Sew
Thread a piece of waxed thread onto you needle and sew your leather together. Once finished tie off your thread trim the ends. Optional: I like to burn the ends of my threads once I've cut them but it is not a must just a personal preference for me.
Step 7: Finish
Add the keyring and then add it to whatever you want keys, knife, tourch, etc
Participated in the
Tandy Leather Contest 2016