How to make a Smilie keyring

smilie key ringEmbroidery on plastic canva's tutorial.

Emoticons are integrating into our live. Chat or social network, they are everywhere. I won't be surprised if one day they will be allowed in a business correspondence. And carrying one with you is not a bad idea, if you are in a bad mood, just take a look at your key ring and smile. And that is what I'm going to make today and show you how to make an embroidered smilie keyring on a plastic canvas
I've used this crossstitch pattern, that requires only four colors
smilik pattern

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 The plastic canva will be solid enought to carry the strain that usually has a key king and it is ideal for the cross stich.

The smile is very easy to make, the rear side of it is just a plain yellow circle with black border.
Do the black thread first. Make stitches in one direction and then fill the stitches in the other side.
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Use a yellow thread to fill in the area with a crosstitch.
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Complete the emroidery with red and yellow.
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Do the same for the rear side but with black and yellow only. 
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Once you finish with the needle work, remove the extra canvas, just as shown on a picture. Make sure that both sides match, you can cut out the first detail and use it as a template for the second part
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Fold the pieces together with the inner sides in. make a small loop for the cord on top of the pendant. and sew in the details together. You can use a running stitch or a backstitch to join details together
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Attach a cord to a pendant with a crab-lock. The smilie keyring is ready
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Tags: keyring, plastic canvas

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