Sunday, February 10, 2013

Quilted Heart Keychains

Every Valentine's Day I like to make a little item to give my friends.  And so the Quilted Heart Key chain idea was born :)  I love this project because it is a total scrap buster!!  Here is how you can make one:

Scraps of 2 fabrics 
Scraps of cotton batting
Fusible web
Twill tape or ribbon
Small jump ring or key chain
Larger jump ring or zipper pull
Click HERE for the heart pattern

Step 1
Cut your main heart fabric into 2 squares about 4" each.  Also cut your batting that size - this measurement can be very rough.

Step 2
Layer your items like you would a quilt.  Top piece right side facing out, batting, and back facing opposite.  

 Pin your heart to the top of this layering.

Step 3
Sew around the heart following the pattern.

Step 4
Trim close to your sewn edge.

Step 5
Cut 2" of twill tape and loop it through your small split ring.   Sew the edges down toward the center of the heart.  This will be covered when you add the next fabric heart.

Step 6
Trace your smaller heart onto your fusible web (trace 2).  Iron it to the wrong side of the fabric.

Cut the hearts out on the line and iron them to both sides of the heart trying to center them the best you can.

Step 7
Top stitch around the center heart.  I stitched around it twice.  I like when the stitches kind of follow each other and are not perfect - kind of sketchy like.  
Then add your larger split ring or zipper pull.  Done! 



  1. This is a gorgeous little keychain! Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative!

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  2. so cute.....I want one! So cute...pinning!

    I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out!
    Melanie Reasons To Skip The Housework

  3. This is so darling! I love how quick and cute they are!

  4. Great sewing project. I pinned your post on my Pinterest sewing board. Thanks for the inspiration. ;o)

  5. Lovely little item - so simple yet very pretty and effective. Thank you.

  6. So darn sweet!!! I just love this little project! Very creative, and thank you for sharing!

  7. I made these over the weekend, so cute and so easy. Thank you for the tutorial.