House Keychains

House Keychain made from old clothes - Pattern available

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These are House Keychains I have sewn as Christmas gifts. They are entirely made of recycled fabric. Old clothes, in fact: cotton pants for the square of the house, cotton shorts or t-shirts for the roof and the loop, t-shirts for the door and the windows. T-shirt fabric works well for the door and the windows because it adhere well to other fabrics, which means you do not have to pin the little pieces before sewing them. I used contrasting thread on them to add interest.

House Keychain made from old clothes - Pattern availableHouse Keychain made from old clothes - Pattern available

House Keychain made from old clothes - Pattern availableHouse Keychain made from old clothes - Pattern available

House Keychain made from old clothes - Pattern availableHouse Keychain made from old clothes - Pattern available

The keychains you see in my pictures were assembled with a sewing machine, but you can sew them by hand if you wish. A pattern is available in my Craftsy Pattern Store (one in English and one in French). I have rated the difficulty level at medium on my pdf pattern because making the house involves dealing with small pieces. (On Crafsty, the skill level is two circles–beginner.) How small? The second-floor windows measure 1.3 x 1.3 cm / 1/2″ x 1/2″. Small, but easily managed. I think my instructions are clear enough for everybody to be able to sew a House Keychain. The house measures 4 x 10 cm / 1 1/2″ x 4″, including the loop. And, of course, you can choose to built a brand new house with brand new fabric. 😉

I am happy that my keychains were well received last Christmas. Now, I would like to know what you think of them. Do you like their scrappy look? Do you like the fact that they are made from recycled fabric? Thank you!

France

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House Keychains - Pattern at francenadeau.com

 

More house patterns:

blocks 1 to 4-100

Downtown Houses: hand appliqué and hand embroidery (patterns available in my Craftsy Pattern Store)

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Little Houses: crochet (pattern available in my Craftsy Pattern Store)

 

16 thoughts on “House Keychains

    • Thank you, for your appreciation and your visit! You’re right about the variety of fabric that can be used. The possibilities are endless. 🙂

    • Thank you, Lara! I didn’t know Dr. Zeuss so I made some research. I saw a few of his illustrated houses and they certainly were special. Original and funny. 🙂

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