Tutorial – Make a 5 Minute Wristlet Key Fob!

Looking to sew a quick and easy gift for a loved one? Who in the family is always losing their keys? Or are you looking for an awesome useful gift for a teacher this year? We have a quick and super simple guide to make these gorgeous stylish keyfobs which are an AMAZING scrap buster!

You can make these keyfobs in two ways, with interfacing in the middle, or 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 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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Keyfob with Waist Shaper – 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 keyfob to be, will it be a short one or a wrist strap? 

Keyfob 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 keyfob hardware over the ends and close in place with pilers

Your keyfob is finished, well done!

Keyfob 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

Keyfob 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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How To Sew a Key Fob with Interfacing

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 and iron in place

Step 4: Unfold and then fold both edges to meet the middle crease and iron in place

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

Step 6: Top stitch 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 keyfob hardware and close in place with pilers

Your keyfob is finished, well done!

We have video tutorials on our YouTube channel if you prefer following a video for both methods:

Keyfob with Interfacing Tutorial

Keyfob with Waist Shaper Tutorial

We can’t wait to see your finished keyfobs! Why not join our Facebook community The Plush Club or tag us in your makes @plushaddict on all the socials!

Happy sewing!

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