Tortoise key ring

Tortoise key ring

Present this tortoise key ring as a special gift to an animal lover.

Tortoise key ringThis tortoise key ring makes a cute gift or stocking filler.

You will need

  • felt scraps
  • matching cotton
  • 10cm fabric ribbon
  • toy stuffing
  • key ring attachment

To make

  1. Cut out tortoise key ring pattern pieces as directed. DOWNLOAD PDF
  2. Cut small squares of fabric ribbon for decorating the tortoise shells and sew in place folding in a hem as necessary.
  3. Sew the head and legs in place to the wrong sides of the shell. Embroider an eye and mouth to right side of tortoise head.
  4. Repeat from step 1 to step 2 for other side. Thread the ribbon through the key ring, fold in half and pin to the top of the tortoise shell.
  5. With wrong sides facing, sew, using Blanket Stitch. Stuff gently with toy stuffing 4cm before the end of your seam.
  6. Sew in all loose threads.

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Magazine issue date: Dec, 2014

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