Easy Vintage Fabric Tassel Key Chain


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06-DSC_0071 (2)I have been seeing leather tassel key chains and bag charms all over the place around here lately. We have quite a few birthdays coming up around here, and key chains are a great simple gift. So, I thought I’d make a few tassel key chains using my huge supply of vintage fabric scraps. As it turns out, this little tassel key chain was easy and fun to make! All you need are fabric scraps and a few jewelry supplies to make your own!

Here’s What You Need:

*Vintage Fabric Scraps


*String or Embroidery Floss

*Large Leather Jewelry End Cap


*Key Chain Hardware

*Charms (optional) and jump rings

*Jewelry Pliers


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First, you need to cut your scraps into strips. Cut each strip to be roughly under a quarter-inch wide. Cut a bunch of strips.

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Gather them up and tie them in the middle lengthwise with your string. Fold the strips in half so the tied area is at the top.

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Test fit the strips into the end cap before you glue it to make sure you don’t need to add or remove any fabric strips. If you do need to add some just tie them on to the area you ties before. Place a bit of e6000 in the end cap. Twist the tied end of the strips into the end cap.

Once your glue is dry, add the key chain hardware with your jewelry pliers and add any charms if you like. Once it is decorated, you are ready to add your keys and go.


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11-DSC_0082This key chain is easy to make and fun! I enjoyed making the one for my mom so much I made another tassel to add to my purse. I used vintage fabric scraps from bed sheets for the pastel one, and a mix of vintage and new fabrics for the brighter one. You can use any type of fabric you like. Experiment with colors and patterns. Have fun with it! They make great handmade gifts! I’ll be back next week with more DIY fun. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

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  2. That’s such a fun idea!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow morning that links to your tutorial:

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  4. Lana Graham

    Love your idea. These are so cute and fun. My questions????? Where did you get the keychain hardware?

    • Thank you Lana! Well, the keychain hardware actually came off of some of my Yummy Food blind box toys that I bought years ago and made necklaces with. I am always recycling things. You could try looking in the supply section on Etsy, they have tons of hardware and may have what you are looking for. Good luck in your search! I will let you know if I ever see any :)