Tutorial – Make a 5 Minute Wristlet Key Fob!

We are super excited to have in stock this brilliant key fob hardware! We have quick and super simple tutorials. These are TWO WAYS to make a 5 minute wristlet key fob. These gorgeous stylish key fobs are AMAZING scrap busters!

We have a great selection of key fob hardware to choose from in ALL the colours! We’ve also got a brilliant bundle for you where you grab a pair of pliers and 12 assorted key fobs at a discount!

We show you how to make these key fobs in two ways:

  1. With interfacing in the middle
  2. With waist shaper

If you have scraps of waist shaper left from your dressmaking projects this is a perfect way to use them up! The waist shaper key fob is a little firmer than the interfacing, however if you have lots of scraps and fancy a bit of franken-piecing… you can iron all of the scraps of interfacing together!

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Key fob with Waist Shaper Tutorial

Perfect for a Beginner

You Will Need…

Quilting Cotton – Use up your scraps! As long as you have 2 3/4 “ in width, any length will work (We used Victorian Vintage – Flight from Nutex)

Waist Shaper – Any length you would like the key fob to be, will it be a short one or a wrist strap? 

Key fob Hardware

Sewing Thread (We used Gutermann Sew All Thread)

Sewing Kit You’ll Need…

Pliers

Rotary Cutter

Self Healing Mat

Quilting Ruler

Quilters Clips

How To Sew a Key Fob with Waist Shaper

Step 1: Cut the fabric to the width of the waist shaper and desired length with a rotary cutter and quilting ruler

Step 2: Iron the fabric right side up to the waist shaper, which should be shiny side up

Step 3: Fold 3 times following the lines of the waist shaper

Step 4: Clip along both edges for the fabric stays folded

Step 5: Straight stitch along both of the long sides

Step 6: Fold in half and trim the ends to your desired length

Step 7: Place your key fob hardware over the ends and close in place with pilers

Your key fob is finished, well done!

Key fob with Interfacing – Perfect for a Beginner

You Will Need…

Quilting Cotton – Use up your scraps! We used 10” x 4” strips

Interfacing – Use up your scraps! We used 10” x 4” strips

Key fob Hardware

Sewing Thread (We used Gutermann Sew All Thread)

Sewing Kit You’ll Need…

Pliers

Rotary Cutter

Self Healing Mat

Quilting Ruler

Quilters Clips

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Key fob with Interfacing Tutorial

You Will Need…

Quilting Cotton – Use up your scraps! As long as you have 2 3/4 “ in width, any length will work

Interfacing– Woven interfacing is the best choice for this project. Any length you would like the key fob to be, will it be a short one or a wrist strap? 

Key fob Hardware

Sewing Thread (We used Gutermann Sew All Thread)

Sewing Kit You’ll Need…

Pliers

Rotary Cutter

Self Healing Mat

Quilting Ruler

Quilters Clips

Step 1: Cut your fabric and interfacing to size

Step 2: Iron your interfacing to the back of your quilting cotton

Step 3: Fold your piece in half matching the long sides and press

Step 4: Unfold and then fold both edges to meet the middle crease and press


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Step 5: Fold the piece in half again lengthways and press again

Step 6: Topstitch both of the long sides with your stitch length set to 3

Step 7: Use pinking shears to snip both ends neatly

Step 8: Fold in half an encase both ends into the key fob hardware and close in place with pilers

Your key fob is finished, well done!

If you make one of these projects please let us know how you get on!

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