Have you ever wanted to make your own key fob but have no clue how to get started? Well, look no further as we have created this super easy to follow tutorial to teach you How To Make A Wristlet Key Fob. As a beginner sewer, I loved it when I found tutorials that were easy to follow and really separated out the steps and explained it well. That is what we strive to do here for you! Whether this is your very first sewing project or your tenth, together we will walk through fun sewing projects! If you love making quick and easy sewing projects then you will definitely love this wristlet key fob. These are so quick and easy that you can complete them during your children’s nap time, a rainy Sunday afternoon, or any time you can get! I love working on projects after my children go to bed so I can sewing without disruptions. Once I make a project one or two times then I like to stockpile them as it helps me to use up leftover fabrics from other sewing projects I have done.
These make great last-minute gift ideas for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and more! The possibilities are endless when the fabrics and gift-giving options! We know one thing for sure, these are going to be a hit no matter what the occasion! So, grab your supplies from the list below, and let’s get started!
What You’ll Need:
- 1 fabric strip 2″ x 18″ for the outside of the strap
- 1 fabric strip 2″ x 18″ for the inside of the strip
- 1 fabric rectangle 3’’ x 3 1/2’’ for the wrap-around tab
- 1 strip 4″ x 14″ of light to medium weight fusible interfacing
- 1 swivel snap
- 1 key ring
- Thread Clippers
- Sewing Clips
- Thread to match
- Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, & Ruler
When it comes to supplies for this project you will not have to have too many fancy things except the fusible interfacing. I have added a link to that above. For the fabrics for our project, we have chosen this donut print, but you can choose anything that you would like. You can even use some scrap fabric too! You’ll only need a few basic sewing tools and some thread. I recommend getting a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler if you intend on sewing more projects as it makes it so much easier to get nice straight cuts in your fabric.
How To Make A Wristlet Key Fob
The first step in this how to make a wristlet key fob sewing tutorial is to wash, dry, and press your fabric. This process acts as a preshrink so that my stitches hold up better when I wash them later. Once you have done that, we need to cut out our fabric. First, you are going to cut two 2″ x 14″ strips out of the fabric and the fusible interfacing.
Next up, you will place the two 2″ x 14″ fabric strips right sides together and sew along one long edge and press flat.
Now on this how to make a wristlet key fob sewing tutorial, place the fusible side of the interfacing strip against the wrong side of the fabric. Press to fuse per the pellon directions. The interfacing will help give you fabric some structure and add a little extra durability.
Now you are going to fold in each side until the raw edges are touching, then fold again, and press. You should have a nice strip of fabric now.
Clip the open edge together to hold fabrics in place.
Now on this how to make a wristlet key fob sewing tutorial, it’s time to sew! Stitch along all four sides using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Loop the key ring onto the large long piece and fold in half. We are about halfway through this how to make a wristlet key fob sewing tutorial!
Now take the 3 inch piece and fold where raw edges are inside and press. This piece will act as both a decorative piece and also help reinforce the keyring end of the wristlet.
Take the long piece with the key ring and stitch together the ends. I like to do a regular stitch then go back and do a zip zag stitch right were the ends meet. Doing this will just reinforce that seam.
Next up you are going to take the ring and pull it to the other end were the stitching is. Pull the stitched ends about 1 inch up from the ring. Wrap the 3 inch piece inside the the two pieces and around the outside to cover where you stitched together in the step above.
Add a clip to hold the fabric in place.
Stitch along the top of the 3 inch piece all four sides to make a square. Hook on the clasp.
Congratulations! You did it! Now you know how to make a wristlet key fob! We hope you enjoyed this fun sewing tutorial. Now that you have completed your first one, your next ones will go even more smoothly. I always have to stop and pause when I am making something new, whether it is a new recipe or a new sewing project. I love making these and have a little stash to give to friends or add to luggage when I travel. Having something small and personal on my luggage makes finding my stuff easier and quicker. I can not wait to see what you all make and the fabrics you choose! I love donuts and how soft this fabric felt which is why I chose this for my project today. We hope you enjoyed making this key fob together!
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- Place the two 2" x 14" fabric strips right sides together and sew along one long edge. Press flat.
- Place the fusible side of the interfacing strip against the wrong side of the fabric. Press to fuse per the pellon directions.
- Fold in each side till the raw edges are touching then fold again and press. Clip together and then stitch along all four sides.
- Place the key ring on the large long piece.
- Take the 3 inch piece and fold where raw edges are inside and press.
- Take the long piece with the key ring on stitch together the ends. I like to do a regular stitch then go back and do a zigzag stitch right where the ends meet.
- Take the ring and pull it to the other end where the stitching is. Pull the stitched ends about 1 inch up from the ring. Wrap the 3 inch piece inside the two pieces and around the outside to cover where you stitched together.
- Stitch along the top of the 3 inch piece all four sides to make a square. Hook on the clasp.
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