Genuine Leather Beagle Keychain ~Marusya

Time is of the essence. Large projects abound!

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In the mean­time, I will post this (almost thrown away) gen­uine leather bea­gle key­chain project!

Genuine Leather, Beagle, dog keychain,  Brown beaglle, marusya

Last month as I surfed the web, I came across a cute leather dog key­chain on ama­zon.

This key­chain on ama­zon didn’t look com­pli­cated, so I fig­ured I’d give it a try! But instead of cre­at­ing a key­chain using one solid leather piece, I decided it’d be neat (and more of a chal­lenge) if I used sev­eral col­ors and have the key­chain resem­ble my friend’s pet!

Genuine Leather, Beagle, dog keychain,  Brown beaglle, marusya

For­mer Field Champion!

Genuine Leather, Beagle, dog keychain,  Brown beaglle, marusya

I  gath­ered leather pieces and scraps that matched the beagle.

Genuine Leather, Beagle, dog keychain,  Brown beaglle, marusya

  I quickly sketched, traced (like the sus­penders tuto­r­ial), and cut the pat­tern pieces.

 I had to use my domes­tic sewing machine to  zigzag stitch the pieces together. It was more dif­fi­cult to sew the pieces together than I had expected! (I didn’t use any pins, bast­ing stitches or glue!)

Once the pieces were stitched together, I didn’t like what I saw! So, I started to cut away at the ears/head/legs/tail! (I planned for it to look a lit­tle home­made with all the piec­ing, but I didn’t think the ears and head to look so awk­ward.) After hav­ing to redo the head because I had cut away too much leather, I decided to just leave the key­chain alone and let it be.

I didn’t spend time fin­ish­ing the edges prop­erly (b/c by the end I decided I was throw­ing away the project).

beagle genuine leather keychain marusya

To be hon­est, I made a replace­ment gift and (at first) didn’t give away the key­chain (until later)!

Over­all, I like how the body of the bea­gle turned out, but I’m kinda creeped out by the ears & head of the keychain!

Well– maybe I’ll attempt a sec­ond leather bea­gle key­chain in the future!

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