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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wristlet Fabric Keychain

Each year I love to make a new keychain for my work keys. This year I decided to go with my school colors/mascot - tigers!

In case you are interested in making one (they are super easy) here is the how to:

Items you will need:
Two different fabrics (one for the inside and one for the outside)
fusible interfacing
1 key chain piece (I found mine at Hobby Lobby, you can also get a purse strap clip)

First, cut the two fabrics so they measure 2 1/2 X 13 inches.
Also, cut one strip of fusible interface to measure 1 X 12 inches.

Iron the sides of both strips of fabric so that the width will fit in the key chain holder that you purchased. Mine ended up with about 1.5 inches width.

Put the fabrics together with the fabric interface between the two. Iron all together. Then sew the two coordinating fabrics along both edges. I sewed mine fairly close to the edge. These will be seen, so make them look as nice as possible.

Next, take your key chain clip and slide it onto the key chain. Be sure that the clip is on top of the material you want to be on the outside of your key chain. Then, sew the two ends together overlapping just a little. I usually go over this a few times so it is a strong hold.
Now it's time to do something with the ribbon. Cut the ribbon so it is about 4-5 inches long. Burn the edges with a lighter or match so that it doesn't unravel. Move the purse clip around the key chain until the seam is about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch above the clip. Take the ribbon and wrap it around the area where the two ends have been sewn together. You ribbon will wrap around and cover this area up. Tuck both ends of the ribbon to the inside of the key chain.

 Sew along all four edges. Again, this will be seen, so make it as neat as possible.

And there you have it! Now you have a cute and functional key chain!

Happy sewing!!

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