German Power: DIY Sebastian Vettel and Nico Hulkenberg-Themed Cross-Stitched Bookmark/ Pop Art/ Keychain/ Bagtag.



That was quite a mouthful. Try saying that ten times in a row. Anyway, my apologies as brevity is not exactly my strong suit.

It has been a while since my last F1 crafting project, and this time around I have decided to make something to celebrate two of the German drivers I like (after Michael Schumacher, of course) for their moxie, elephant balls (on the racing track obviously, I can’t vouch for what they have off-track) and general racing awesomeness.

I have more-than-decent drawing skills (I am an architect, after all), but why draw when you can…cross-stitch? Yes, I embrace my Inner Grandma and am darn proud of it!

Before I digress, here’s the proof of how one (or two) cross-stitch work can actually have four different functions:

As Bookmarks: Use them as they are

hulk bookmark

seb bookmark


As Pop Art: Display them as they are or frame them.

hulk pop art

seb pop art

hulk and seb pop art.

As Keychains: I simply bought soft plastic ID cases, placed the cross-stitch works inside, and then attached a metal binder ring and a black-and-gold (for Hulk’s)/red (for Seb’s) belt-like bracelet. Alternatively, you can also use a ribbon of your choice, a thin rope or a metal carabiner.

hulk keychain

seb keychain

hulk and seb keychains


As Bag Tags: Same with the keychains, except I inserted a card at the back where you can write your personal details such as name, address, etc.

hulk bagtag1

seb bagtag1

hulk seb bagtag back

seb hulk bagtag back

.*Competition/raffle closed! Seb and Hulk are now with their new owners. Check this blog regularly for news of more goodies up for grabs! 🙂



For patterns and the detailed how-to guide on this project, please head over to my other blog, Marjitecture.

Project of the Day: How To Make Your Own Sebastian Vettel-Inspired Keychain.


It was the year 2006. There was this young German driver named Sebastian Vettel who was then BMW-Sauber’s Friday Practice Driver in Formula One. He was still racing in the junior series but for some reason, his moxie and driving style caught my eye and I thought to myself, “This kid is going to be a future World Champion.” And it’s not just because he is nicknamed Baby Schumi, mind. Six years later, he is not just a World Champion but a triple F1 World Champion at that. Premonition? Destiny? Who knows?

Anyway, before I further digress, here are the photos of the actual project:

The front view of the Vettel-inspired keychain.

The back view of the Vettel-inspired keychain.


For more information and instructions on how to do this crafting project, please visit my other blog, Marjitecture.