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How to make a Baseball Keyfob 4" x 4" Hoop

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Materials
  • Materials
  • Kinship Monogrammed Baseball Keyfob designs KK4199- KK4224
  • Spray Adhesive Madeira MSA1000 or your favorite
  • Hoop 4” x 4”
  • Cutaway stabilizer (I used 2 layers)
  • Embroidery thread
  • Kam snaps Size 20 (I bought Kam snaps, keyring, clasps)
  • Key ring 1”
  • Lobster Swivel Clasps ( I used Metal Swivel Clasps Lanyard 1 5/8” x 1”)
  • Marine vinyl or another material that will not fray
  • Masking tape or scotch tape
  • Sharp/sharp scissors.

  • Designs used in this project
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4199.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4200.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4201.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4202.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4203.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4204.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4205.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4206.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4207.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4208.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4209.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4210.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4211.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4212.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4213.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4214.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4215.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4216.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4217.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4218.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4219.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4220.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4221.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4222.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4223.aspx
  • https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/kinship-kreations/stockdesign/1/kk4224.aspx

  • Final Product: What You Will Create


    Step 1:
    Hoop your stabilizer. Cut out your paper template and center in your hoop and mark the center.

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    Step 2:
    The hoop is on the machine, design is loaded and colors are selected. I am using:
     
    Color 1: Black, this is the placement stitch
    Color 2: Red, this is the Baseball lace
    Color 3: Red, this is the Baseball Monogram 
    Color 4: Red is the final outline, which secures the back vinyl to the front. Color 4 is only sewn out once the hoop has material on the back in step 6.
     

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    Step 3:
    Make sure you read carefully the next steps. After loading a design I ALWAYS do a trace. My machine will accept any size so I want to make sure it is within the hoop size. Sew placement stitch, cut your vinyl (fabric) slightly larger than your template to make sure you have adequate coverage.

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    Step 4:
    On the front I usually only spray the wrong side of my fabric I am placing on top, but for anyone just starting out I would also tape it or just tape it to make sure it is securely attached to the stabilizer. You want to make sure the fabric is over the placement stitch. You can lay your paper template over it to make sure as a final check that your fabric piece is large enough.

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    Step 5:
    Sew out color 2, which is your Baseball lace detail.
    Sew out color 3, which is your Monogram. The one I created I wanted the Monogram same color as outline. STOP!!
      

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    Step 6:
    Make sure you have taken your hoop off the machine and flip it over showing the wrong side. LEAVE everything hooped. This is the underside of the hoop. I cut another piece of vinyl same size as I did for the top and placed it over the placement stitch covering the baseball detail. It is really a good idea to tape the bottom side of the fabric to the stabilizer as this is where it can curl or move when inserting the hoop back onto the machine before sewing.

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    Step 7:
    Take the hoop back to the machine and finish sewing the Monogram & outline. When finished sewing you are almost done!

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    Step 8:
    Remove the stabilizer from the hoop and rough cut out the design. You want to remove as much as you can without getting too close to the design.

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    Step 9:
    This is where your very sharp scissors are going to be needed. I start with the tab end, and cut around it. I do a snip across the top and then I go down each side being careful not to get to close to the corner. I do a diagonal cut, which makes it easier to cut around the circle.

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    Step 10:
    All cut out!

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    Step 11:
    Now for the fun part! I am going to give instructions for those that do not have KAM snaps or the swivel hook. Also, I am not going to show how to use the KAM snaps. There are a ton of resources out there on how to use, but really, it is very simple. The size of the snaps are 20. The only caution is to make sure you have two different snap pieces as one is a male and one is a female. You can see the difference easier on the colored ones than the black, it’s easy. (For those NOT using KAM, if you want to use KAM go to step 12.)  I do not have a pic of the baseball, but the step is the same using the soccerball picture. You can fold the tab under or on top, whichever you think looks better. Fold it over and tape down. After adding the key ring take to your sewing machine and stitch down or you could easily glue it. You are finished with your baseball keyfob!

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    Step 12:
    You need 1 key ring, 1 lobster clasp and the KAM snaps to finish. For the baseball I used red. 

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    Step 13:
    With your sharp awl you received with your KAM snap setter poke a hole where you want the snap. I just poke in the middle. You can put wherever you like, just make sure you are not too close to the top on the backside.

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    Step 14:
    After removing the awl you can see a tiny hole. If darker fabric I hold up to the light and helps. Push awl all the way through the material. I insert both as the same time to make sure my holes match up. Insert hardware. After placing the tack part of the snap in the hole turn it over and with your finger nail push down around the edge of the point. It makes it easier to place the other pieces on the bottom. After securing the snaps with the tool I snap it open and closed a couple of times to make sure the hardware is secure.

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    Step 15:
    Add the lobster clasp and ring to your tab. Now you have a finished, monogrammed baseball keyfobs! Enjoy!

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    Meet The Author: Jayne Monsipapa
    Jayne Monsipapa has been digitizing for 24 years. It all started after walking into a sewing store in 1993 to buy a couple spools of thread and there was a sewing machine hooked up to a computer! Embroidering the designs were fun at first, but it did not take much to get hooked on digitizing. From 1993 until 1999 she worked on her digitizing skills and found her designs sewed out very good. With her husband’s encouragement Kinship Kreations LLC began in 1999 selling designs online. In those early years she took classes with both Walt Floriani and Lee Caroselli (Balboa Embroidery) who are both very talented and successful digitizers. Jayne joined the EmbroideryDesigns team in 2008.

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