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:

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  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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5 Minute Key Fobs Tutorial

Key fob with Waist Shaper Tutorial


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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

How to sew a key fob with waist shaper step 2

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

How to sew a key fob with waist shaper step 2

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

Step 5: Straight stitch along both of the long sides

How to sew a key fob with waist shaper step 5

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!

making a key fob with waist shaper finished project

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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Learn to sew a wristlet keyfob

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

Key fob with interfacing tutorial step 2

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

Key fob with interfacing tutorial step 3

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

Key fob with interfacing tutorial step 4

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

Key fob with interfacing tutorial step 5

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

Key fob with interfacing tutorial step 6

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

Key fob with interfacing tutorial step 8

Your key fob is finished, well done!

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