Key Chain

hand-stitched pojagi key chain with title.

 This pojagi key chain uses up the smallest scraps that you might have saved.  Even a beginner will be able to stitch it up quickly and have a finished product that is both beautiful and useful.  It is not necessarily a Christmas project, but it would make a great little gift.

You will need three cardboard templates for this project – 1″ square, 1″ x 1/2″, 1-1/2″ x 1/2″.  Cut these from lightweight cardboard like a cracker or cereal box.

1. Cut out the pieces

Choose three different colours and mark with a Hera and cut out 1/4″ from the edge.  For a more detailed tutorial, click HERE.  Cut out two of each piece.  You will also need a piece of ribbon about 4″ long and a ring.

pojagi key chain tutorial

2. Stitch together

Stitch the 1″ x 1/2″ piece to the side of the 1″ square using the lined pojagi seam technique.  Add the 1-1/2″ x 1/2″ piece to the top of those.

pojagi key chain tutorial

4. Repeat

Join the other pieces in the same way, but make it a mirror image of the first set.

pojagi key chain tutorial

5. Add the ribbon

Place the pieces right sides together, lining up the seam lines.  Fold the ribbon and put the loop in between the pieces, with the ends sticking out at least 1/4″.  Pin to hold in place.

pojagi key chain tutorial

Stitch with a sewing machine right on the seam line just over the ribbon to attach it.

pojagi key chain tutorial

6. Put wrong sides together

Fold the seam allowances to the inside on the marks made by the Hera.  Align the two pieces wrong sides together and pin to hold.  If you have pure silk, you can probably get away with fewer pins.  My fabric has some polyester in it, so it doesn’t hold the crease as well.

pojagi key chain tutorial

7. Edge stitch

Using the same thread, finish the edge with the braid-look pojagi edge stitch.  You can find a tutorial for that HERE.  Start right beside the ribbon and go around the edge to the other side of the ribbon.

pojagi key chain tutorial

8. Add the ring

Thread the key ring onto the ribbon loop.

pojagi key chain tutorial

To keep the ring in place, take a few tack stitches through the ribbon close to the ring.

pojagi key chain tutorial

It’s done!  Keep your keys in style.

Don’t forget the other projects in the 2018 Pojagi Christmas Countdown.

Elizabeth DeCroos - Epida Studio.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
Learn more and get her to speak to your group.

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