Scan N Cut Saturday – Create A Custom Keychain with Faux Leather

For this week’s Scan N Cut Saturday post I would like to share a project idea with you featuring faux leather and the new rotary blade.

To give you a better idea of what I mean, here is a quick picture of a few that I made when practising and refining this idea.

Cool, right?

Better still, because they cost around 35p each to make – based on what I paid for faux leather sheets and keychain hardware only – you could even make a good profit for your chosen charity!

Now, a couple of things. This uses the SDX1200 model of the Scan N Cut and the new Rotary Auto Blade.

It is very likely that this project could be achieved with a CM model as it can also cut faux leather however you would need to do some test cuts to find the appropriate cutting depth and pressure for your choice of faux leather.

Stuff What I Used

The faux leather – shown on the left in the image below – that I got for this was nothing special. Just a random pack of ten sheets for £8 off of Amazon. You could get up to ten strips from each sheet, meaning each strip is about 8p.

There are dozens of styles to choose from.

The hardware – shown on the right in the image above and in the two images below can be found in a variety of colour styles and widths.

I used the 1 inch wide one and got a mixed bag.

You will also need a pair of running pliers for this project. These help crimp the hardware onto the faux leather strip.

Rubber coated ones are best as they prevent the tips of the pliers marking the metal of the hardware.

This doesn’t have to cost you a fortune though. I got a mixed bag of 50 keyfob hardware AND the pliers for £25 off of Amazon. You can replenish the packs of hardware for around £10 for 40.

How To Make The Keyfobs

Right! Enough waffle from me, it’s time for me to show you how this project all comes together … so, more waffle, lol!

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