I am so excited to make the Simplicity Key Ring with my Cricut Maker. The Cricut Maker makes cutting fabric and faux leather so simple. If you aren’t familiar with the Cricut Maker take a minute to check out my review of the machine. I think this is a great and super fast project that anyone can accomplish. I did make some modifications since I didn’t have some of the materials on hand and I really wanted to use the Cricut brand Faux Leather. It is just gorgeous and I couldn’t resist trying it out on the Cricut Maker.
I do want to take a moment to talk about Cricut partnering with Simplicity patterns. I think it makes sewing up Simplicity patterns so much easier and saves so much time on cutting fabric for projects. I am not one that enjoys the cutting out of a project instead I want to get busy sewing. I love making things easier in my sewing life which is what the Cricut Maker does for my sewing process. The Cricut is so accurate which means I can focus on the fun part, sewing! It is such a fun way to sew. The partnership with Simplicity means I can find so many Simplicity sewing projects on Cricut Design Space in minutes, cut them out on the Cricut Maker, and stitch them up. I don’t have to look for directions or anything because they are all on Cricut’s Design Space which is SO user-friendly. I am so glad Cricut has a machine that cuts fabric and that they are partnering with trusted brands such as Simplicity.
Okay let’s get to the project. The first step is to find the Simplicity key fob project in Design Space, purchase, and read the instructions for the project. I cut the fabric first with the Cricut Maker and used the erasable fabric marker to mark the fold lines for ironing. It was so easy to have the Cricut mark the lines for me and, again, it is so accurate. You can see the setup with the fabric marker and the cutting blade in the Cricut Maker for the fabric part.
Once I was finished marking and cutting the fabric I just selected the project again, chose faux leather as the material I was using, changed to the knife blade per instructed, and didn’t use the pen. Super simple.
I centered the fabric on the faux leather and stitched down the fabric to the faux leather. With right sides together I added the D-ring (I didn’t have the key fob hardware but you could use it just like the instructions). I think sometimes when sewing I just make do with what I have on hand. I was super excited to get this finished too!
I stitched 1/4″ seam on the end of the key fob to secure the two layers together. Then turn the key fob right sides out, pull the D-ring to the end where you stitched together, and stitched below the seam to secure the D-ring in. Bam, you are finished! So pretty and so easy!
I can’t wait to use this and know that it was so easy to make! I can’t wait to make more Simplicity projects on my Cricut Maker! So quick, easy, and enjoyable to use my Cricut Maker for sewing projects. It truly makes projects doable in a short amount of time.
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