DIY Easy Vintage Ribbon Keychain

Hello everyone! Hope you all are having a great week! This week has just flown by for me. My little sister Hannah is graduating Highschool next week and we have all been busy planning a graduation luncheon. I will most definitely have more on that in the weeks to come. Today I will be sharing a really easy and fun diy project with you, vintage ribbon key chains. You only need a little material and some hardware to create one of these. What’s even cooler is you can whip one up in under ten minutes!

Here’s What You Need:

*1.25″ Cotton Webbing (I bought mine Here)

*1″ or smaller vintage ribbon or trim

*1.25″ Key Fob Hardware ( I bought mine Here)

*Sewing Machine and Thread

*Pliers

*Soft Cloth

Instructions:

The first thing you need to do is cut your ribbon and webbing down. You will cut them to 9 or 10 inches long. Lay your ribbon on top of your webbing. If you want a little extra help holding the ribbon in place you can iron on some stitch witchery between the ribbon and webbing. Stitch down the ribbon. I stitch about a sixteenth to an eight inch away from the edge of the ribbon. Stitch up one side, then across the bottom, and then back up the opposite side of the ribbon. Fold the webbing in half. Line up the raw edges of the webbing and staystitch the ends closed, stitching close to the edge so you can hide the stitching under the hardware. Clip all excess threads. Insert the stitched edge of the webbing into the fob hardware and center it inside the hardware the best you can. Now, carefully cover the hardware with a soft cloth, and then squeeze the hardware closed with your pliers. Make sure you get the whole clamp and squeeze the edges well. Now you can add the key ring onto the metal clamp. You can use a nail file or screwdriver to help you get the ring on. I found it pretty easy to do with just my thumbnail. Now add your keys and enjoy!

I love these little key chains! I am constantly digging around for my keys in the bottom of my purse, so these key fobs make my keys so much easier to locate. You can find vintage ribbon and trims all over etsy as well as your local thrift store or flea market. There are some amazing patterns! You can of course use any kind of ribbon you like as well. These would make great gifts for birthdays or holidays! They are so easy and fun to make! You’ll want to make a whole batch!

Happy Crafting!

 

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8 Responses

  1. So pretty.. so easy.. so YOU!! LOVE!!!

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  3. Dolores Wilson

    Where did you purchase the webbing & hardware for the key chains.

    Thanks
    Dolores

  4. I would like to embroider names on the key chain, should Ido it before I sew on the ribbon?

    • Hi Karen :) If you are hand embroidering I would try embroidering the ribbon first and you could put some stabalizer on the backside of the ribbon. If you are going to machine embroider, I think it would be easier to sew the ribbon on the webbing first and then embroider the name. Hope you enjoy making your keyfobs!

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