Monstera plants are all the rage right now and it feels like every living room you see on Pinterest has at least on monstera leaf somewhere. Sometimes it’s the actual plant but you will also see it as a print on wallpapers, pillows and what not. And I have to admit I do really like the jungle like aesthetics of this plant with its big leaves. I fell like monstera plants make a room feel like a vacation. Am I right? So obviously I had to jump on the (monstera) bandwagon.
I sewed this DIY monstera keychain in like 2 hours and I’m a bloody beginner when it comes to sewing. I only did a handful of small sewing projects before like my DIY Turban Headband. Yes, I admit my monstera keychain doesn’t look perfect but hey I still think it looks cute! And if you’re better at sewing than me I bet yours will turn out without all those wacky lines that I sewed. 😅 I guess it’s kind of a beginner project as I am a beginner sewer. It’s not that difficult once you figure things out and I bet after I make a couple more my lines will turn out much better.
I started out with some leather scraps that I got for free. You can find offers for fabric and leather scraps at fleamarkets and sites like Craigslist or eBay. But you could also call a local handyman that works with leather and ask if he/she has some scraps. The leather has to be rather thin so a regular sewing machine will be able to get through it.
Print out our free monstera printable and trace it onto the back of your leather scrap. Do this twice but for the second one you have to mirror the image so the cutouts will match over each other. Cut the monstera leaves out and place them over each other. You can pin it together to make it easier to sew without one slipping away. Sew both sides together. Punch a hole in the top. You could also just cut it out with scissors if you don’t have a puncher. Now add the keyring and your monstera keychain will be done.
Make sure to set your sewing machine on a regular stitch size and width. Unfortunately my width was way to small which made it hard to sew and also almost went right through the leather and cut it off at the edges. As I said I’m an newbie at the sewing machine. (I even used a zig zag stitch first by mistake, whoops!)
We use it for our spare Appartement key. I really like how it turned out. I might make another one to add to a bag or my luggage. Can’t wait to see your creations! 😊
We created our first ever video tutorial for this DIY. Let us know what you think!