DIY Fabric Key Fob Tutorial


Hi, I’m Clara from Online Fabric Store. This keychain, also known as a key fob, makes a great handmade gift. The hook makes it easy to add or remove key rings or you can attach it to a bag. So let’s get started. The materials you’ll need are: 2 coordinating fabrics, I’m using Joel Dewberry Sparrows and Lodge Lattice in vintage yellow, medium or heavyweight interfacing, or fusible fleece, thread, pins, a snap hook, a safety pin, a rotary cutter and mat, a fabric marker, and a ruler. Measure and cut a 3 by 14 inch piece out of each fabric. One will be for the inside, and one for the outside of the key fob. Also cut a 3 by 2 and 1/2 inch piece of the inner fabric. Then cut a piece of interfacing that is 3/4 of an inch by 13 inches. Fold one of the larger pieces of fabric in half lengthwise with the right sides facing. With a 1/2 inch seam allowance, sew down the long edge. Repeat for the other pieces, but use a 1/4 inch seam allowance for the small piece. Press the seams open. Attach a safety pin to the end of the pieces and use it to help turn the fabric right side out. Press again. Place the interfacing on the back of one of the long pieces. If you’re using a fusible interfacing, iron to attach it. The interfacing will make the fabric stiffer, so it will hold it’s shape better. Pin the long pieces together with the seam and interfacing sides on the inside. Sew down each side with a 1/8 inch seam allowance, making sure the edges are lined up as you go. Slide the snap hook onto the strip of fabric so the inner fabric will be on the inside of the loop. Overlap the ends about half an inch and sew across with a zigzag stitch. Position the seam so it’s about 1 inch up from the bottom when the loop is flattened. Take the small piece of fabric and wrap it over the seam, around the back, and tuck in the ends at the side. Sew forwards and backwards along the edges of the band. And that’s it, just snap on your keyring and keys and you’re good to go. You can adjust the measurements to make it the length you prefer. If you want to be able to wrap it around your wrist easily, this size works well. Or make it shorter if you want a smaller keychain that’s still easy to find in your bag. Thanks for watching this OFS project.