DIY Key Fob Tutorial

DIY Key Fob Tutorial

Today’s blog post will provide you with a super simple tutorial. If you have scraps, this is a great way to use them! This is perfect for beginners and a fun activity to do with kids. Let’s turn those discarded pieces of material into treasure! Treasure in the form of KEY FOBS! These would make great gifts!

Step 1:

First things first, gather the necessary supplies.
  • A strip of cork fabric, cut two inches wide. The length is up to you- however long you want it to be! I cut mine two inches wide by twelve inches long. When folded in half, it’ll make a six inch long strip- perfect for around my wrist! If you would prefer, you could cut it  at a length of fourteen or sixteen inches- or longer and make a lanyard!
  • Your sewing machine 
  • A pair of pliers 
  • A scrap of batting. Otherwise you could use a rubber-coated pair of pliers. 
  • Key fob hardware- This hardware comes in five different colors. You can choose between a nickel finish, gold antique, gunmetal, and rose gold. They are available for purchase on our website- click here
One of the great things about cork fabric is that the edges can be left raw. That makes this project all the easier and quicker! 

We offer 5 different colors of hardware.

Step 2: 

Fold your piece of fabric long sides together and align the raw edges. You can use some wonder clips or you can just align it as you go. Sew down each of the length sides 1/8 inch from the raw edge.

Step 3:

Flip your strap around and topstitch 1/8 inch from the folded edge.

So far, this is what your strap should look like.

Step 4:

Fold the strap in half and match those short raw ends. Take your key fob hardware. You'll notice that there's two prongs inside the hardware. These prongs will help clamp down and hold your fabric in place.

You're simply going to put your fabric ends inside the hardware. Grab that scrap of batting and your pliers and place the batting around your key fob. This will help protect the hardware from getting scratched when you use your pliers. Clamp the hardware together!

The finished product!

Such an easy and fun project that is also useful! Use your fob or lanyard everyday! If you would prefer to see a video tutorial, that is available hereBe sure to share pictures of your Sallie Tomato project with #sallietomato. Happy Sewing!


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