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Tutorial : How to Make Easy Fabric Key Fob


I got a bunch of key fobs that I ordered from Aliexpress before the Pandemic. I'm lucky that I got all my hardware before the lockdown started in March. 

Personally, I love using a swivel hook for a wristlet, like the one I shared HERE but this key fob looks fancier, isn't it? 

This is a beginner-friendly project for you who just started a sewing journey. It's super easy! If you're in India, you might want to refer to THIS POST about bag interfacing in India. 

Materials needed: 
1. Main Fabric of your choice (preferably cotton) - 3.75" W x 11" H" 
2. All Purpose Interfacing - 3.75" W x 11" H
3. 1" wide key fob
4. Plier (I have one with attached cushioning, if you don't have one just use a flat plier and cover the key fob with batting or fabric scraps so it won't scratch the hardware).

Fabric Key Fob Tutorial

Let's start!

1. Fuse the interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric, and fold the long edges towards the center. Then fold it again to make a scant 1" wide strip. Use wonder clips to hold it in place. 




2. Topstitch using scant 1/8" seam allowance on both long edges, then sew a few lines 1/8" apart. The dense stitching will make the wristlet sturdier. 


3. Notch the raw edges using pinking scissors or simply using normal scissors. This will stop the fabric from fraying. (you can also apply clear nail polish on the raw edges).


4. Bring the short ends together and sew in place. 


5. Fit the key fob and mark where the prongs are. Make a hole in the marks you just made. This way you won't break the prongs. Trust me, I broke a couple of them :D. 
 

6. Carefully replace the kef fob and use the plier press it nicely and make sure it won't come off when you pull it. 


et voila! Your key fobs are ready. This will make a great gift for your family and friends!



If you like to use a swivel hook, you can follow my previous tutorial. In this key fob tutorial, I am using all-purpose interfacing which gives the wristlet enough structure. 
But if you're using a swivel hook, you can use medium weight interfacing or a combination of all-purpose interfacing and batting. If it's too thick for your sewing machine, you can always use rivets.  Don't be afraid to experiment to see which one you like better. 

If you find this tutorial useful, please share it because sharing is caring :). 


Thank you for reading my blog.

Stay safe & happy sewing!

Elvira


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