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8.25.2017

TUTORIAL: How To Make A Pineapple Keychain

TUTORIAL: How To Make A Pineapple Keychain
Did you know there's a trend in fruity keychains? I accidentally found one on pinterest and starting searching and . . . I fell down a rabbit hole. There's lots of really cute fruity keychains (like fruit pompom keychains!). There are so many cute fruits, but I decided to make a pineapple keychain. This keychain is simple, easy, and only requires a tiny bit of sewing. It would be really easy to make any round fruit, like a strawberry or apple, instead of a pineapple. It's just cute and a little kitschy but super fun!
TUTORIAL: How To Make A Pineapple Keychain
SUPPLIES
Yellow felt or woven fabric (fabric is easier)
Green leather
Thread - yellow and green
Fiberfill
Key ring
TUTORIAL: How To Make A Pineapple Keychain
 DIRECTIONS
1. Cut your felt into a circle. Mine was a 12" radius. Quilt the felt with your green thread. I made sure to not do squares but more like diamonds when I was quilting.
3. Cut your leather into pineapple leaf shapes. I cut 10 leaves in different lengths and widths. It's easier if the base of the leaf is about 3/8" wide.
4. Cut a long thin strip of leather that will become your loop.
5. Sew the leaves to the outside edge of the circle with the right side of the leather facing down. Sew the loop to the edge of the circle also.
TUTORIAL: How To Make A Pineapple Keychain
6. Change your thread to the yellow thread. You can't see it, but I sewed a basting stitch 5/8" from the edge of the circle all the way around.
7. Pull on the basting stitch on the outside of the pineapple to gather the edge of the circle. Gather the circle as tight as you can so that it forms a ball.
TUTORIAL: How To Make A Pineapple Keychain
 8. Tuck the 5/8" extra bit down inside the ball but make sure the leaves are still poking out. Stuff the fiberfill down into the ball. I switched between stuffing and pushing the seam allowance inside but keeping the leaves out. It's not hard; it's just a little bit tedious.
9. Tie off the thread as tie as possible. My felt did not gather super tight so after pulling the thread tight and tying it off, I took a needle and thread and sewed some Xs across the top to pull it in a little more.
TUTORIAL: How To Make A Pineapple Keychain
10. Add your key ring to the loop and enjoy your adorable pineapple keychain! It can go on tote bags, cosmetic bags, backpacks, or zipper pulls.
TUTORIAL: How To Make A Pineapple Keychain
What fruit would you make? You can purchase the "I sew things I didn't sew this" tote bag here or you can purchase the "I sew things I didn't sew this" cut file here. 
TUTORIAL: How To Make A Pineapple Keychain

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