Hey friends! I’m back with another easy sewing tutorial today. Making this key fob keychain is so, so easy, and it’s a perfect gift idea. Remember the lip balm keychains I shared last week? I’m giving them and these fabric fob’s to my son’s teachers, as well as to his enrichment teachers (i.e. music, art, etc.) as little back to school gifts. I’m on a sewing kick with my new machine I guess, ha! But I’m telling you, they’re so easy to crank out, and since they’re only my third sewing project, I can guarantee they’re easy enough for beginning seamstresses!
Fabric Key Fob Keychain Supplies:
one 3″x6.5″ piece of fabric
one 3″x4.5″ piece of fabric in a coordinating color or design
1″x10″ piece of stiff felt
scissors or rotary cutter
pins & other basic sewing supplies
First iron the fabric for the keychain. Measure and cut one piece of fabric to 3″x6.5″ and the coordinating fabric to 3″x4.5.” I’ve seen many tutorials for keyrings and most of them call for some type of interfacing. I tried iron-on like I used in my lip balm keychain, and it didn’t really give me the desired effect. I read about felt interfacing, and thought I’d try out regular felt. Worked like a charm! Not the really thin felt though, the thicker pieces that cost just a little bit more than the normal craft felt. If you have felt interfacing you can use it, but I thought I’d just throw that tid bit in there. Cut a 1″x10″ piece of the felt you like.
Attach the Pieces of Fabric
Line up the two 3″ pieces of fabric with the right sides facing each other and the wrong sides out.
Fold the Fabric
Fold the fabric in half along the length and iron the fold.
Place the Keyring on the Fabric Key Fob
Slide the keyring onto the length of fabric.
Topstitch the Key Fob Keychain
Finally top stitch at 1/8″ both sides of the fabric keychain so that you have along each side. If you need help sewing 1/8″ it helps to add a piece of masking tape 1/8″ from the needle. That will allow you to keep the fabric aligned as you sew.
Trim any excess thread. This is what you should have.
Stitch the Keyring in Place
Fold the key fob so that the two ends of the shorter section of fabric line up and move the keyring up to the middle of that fabric. I pressed mine so that it would stay in place.
Your key fob keychain is ready to hold your keys!
That’s it! I told you it was easy, didn’t I? This, along with the
chapstick holder keychain and the drawstring bag, is a great way to use fabric scraps. I’ve made four or five so far, and it’s a great way to practice my new hobby! One day I’ll move onto something that needs more than a fat quarter of fabric.
free printable gift tags. There’s a set for keychains and another for lip balm, whether it’s just lip balm alone or a lip balm holder.
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