Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fabric Keychain Tutorial

These are very easy to make and  You will be able to make 2 of these with just 1/8 yard of fabric. They are also available for sale in my Etsy Shop. Read on for a quick Tutorial.

  • 1/8 yard of any fabric (Cotton quilting fabric is best)
  • 1 Split ring Keychain
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing Machine
Cut you’re your fabric to 18” x 6” and press.
Fold this in half lengthwise and press.
It will now measure 18” x 3” .
Open it up and fold the cut ends into the center with wrong sides together.
Once you have folded then it will look like this. By folding the fabric this way you will not have to add interfacing to add stiffness. This will make your keychain more sturdy, and it will hold up to normal wear and tear.
I did not get a picture of this but you can also fold under the raw ends and press them to save a step.
One you have it folded in half you need to top stitch along both edges.
This is when you add the split ring. You should fold your strip of fabric in half and add it placing it in the fold.
I make these in a production line form and make a bunch up to this last step.
Then stitch the ends closed and flip them to enclose the ends and stitch right next to the seam allowance.
I then stitch close to the split ring a couple of passes so that the stitch is strong.
It you would rather purchase one, I have them listed in my Etsy Shop.
Linked to: Savvy Southern Style


Shore Girl said...

I have one something like this from a 31 party I attended. Nice to find a tutorial on them -- yours are really pretty!

Megan said...

very pretty. a great way to show off some pretty fabric every day.


Cindy said...

Love the fabrics you have used...and I think this is an excellent tutorial... of course I am partial because I have this same fabric only with cats on it (from a couple of years ago)...the butterflies are darling too!


Anonymous said...

Great tutorial! I've made plenty of those in the past, only called them key fobs and used a spring clasp instead of a ring for ease of hooking the keys too.

Love your fabric selection!

Thanks for stopping by Sneak Peek and for a great turorial!

Melissa, The Happier Homemaker said...

Great tutorial, thanks for posting it! Even I might be able to sew these! (My sewing machine and I are on the outs lately!)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

These turned out really cute!
Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
I hope to see more of your creativity this weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

CUTE! Maybe my teenagers can do this projectStopping by from Marketing Mondays at the Treehouse and I am your latest follower - hope you can stop by soon and return the favor. http://www.shaunanosler.blogspot.com/ :)

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

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