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School Spirit Key Chain
By Mary Slivinski

Main supplies:

  • Two 1 yard long pieces of Pepperell® Rexlace® Plastic Lacing in school colors
  • Two pony beads in school colors
  • One lanyard hook

Basic Supplies:

  • Fiskars® scissors
  • Ruler


Starting Tips :

  • Always measure the correct amount of Lacing needed for your projects.
  • Find the center by folding your lacing in half and lining up your ends.
  • Do not pull your stitches too tight but tight enough to hold together.
  • Be consistent in tightening stitches.
  • If you have to stop use a paper clip to hold your ends together – no unraveling.

Instructions :

  1. Cut 2 pieces of plastic lacing each piece 1 yard long. Use two school colors.
  2. Begin the Square Stitch following the diagrams. Do seven Square Stitches
  3. Add a pony bead and push up to stitches.
  4. Continue and do another three Square Stitches and add second pony bead.
  5. Do another seven Square Stitches. Keep the last stitch loose.
  6. Finish by inserting one end up through the center at a time as shown. This is done by picking up any one strand and taking it around the strand to its left, then up through the middle of the last stitch.
  7. Continue with the remaining three strands. Slowly pull on these strands to close the gap. Trim ends.
  8. Add lanyard hook to beginning stitch.

Note: To do Square or box Stitch start lacing counterclockwise, then clockwise, then counterclockwise…follow this pattern over and over.

To do Round Stitch go in the same direction always. Go counterclockwise only and your laces will spiral or go around.

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