Handmade Gifts 2014- DIY Vintage Fabric and Webbing Key Chains

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05-DSC_0618Hey everyone! Have you all started making up your Christmas lists? I usually make a lot of my holiday gifts. Handmade items are really fun to make and gift! I always strive to make items that are something that my family will love and want to use. I also have a lot of family, so my handmade items have to be fairly easy and quick to whip up. One of the easiest gifts I have been making this year for my fellas are these fun vintage wool key fobs. You can whip up a whole batch of them in under an hour too!

Here’s What You Need:

*Cotton Webbing 1.25″ ( you can get four key fobs out of a yard)

*Fabric Scraps

*Double Sided Stitch Witchery or Basting Spray

*Key Fob Hardware ( I bought mine Here)

*Sewing Machine and Thread

*Scissors

*Ruler and Marking Pen

*Iron

*Hammer

Instructions:

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Gather your supplies. Cut your webbing to 9″. Cut your fabric to 2″x9″.

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Fold under a half inch to the back side of your fabric down one side and iron, then do the same with the other side. You should end up with a piece that is 1″x9″.

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Now, you can use double sided stitch witchery sandwiched in between the fabric and the webbing and iron, or you can spray the back of the fabric with basting spray and stick it on to the webbing.

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Now you are ready to stitch. Sew close to the edge of the fabric. Stitch up one side then pivot and stitch across the bottom and then stitch up the other side. Clip threads.

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Clip off the very ends so you have nice neat edges.

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Fold the piece in half, lining up the edges.

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Now, slide your ends into the key fob hardware. Carefully smoosh it all the way in making sure it is even and the edges are lined up inside.

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Hammer down the hardware. You can buy pliers that are made specifically for the hardware if you plan on making a bunch. I am pretty comfortable using the hammer, so it works well for me.

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Attach the key ring to the end of the key fob hardware. And now it is ready for some keys!

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06-DSC_0615I love how easy and fast these key chains are to whip up. A while back I came across some beautiful vintage wool fabric that I have been using to make bags for the shop. I thought they would be fantastic as key chains as well. The plaid wools are great for winter and they are nice for everyone since they are pretty gender neutral. You can use this same method with any kind of fabric you’d like to use. It’s really easy to customize them to your liking! I hope you will give them a try sometime! It’s a great project for beginners too! I’ll be back tomorrow with another handmade gift idea. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

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  2. Looks great!! And a good use of my smaller pieces of vintage fabrics. I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later this morning that links to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-vintage-fabric-key-fob/2014/12/08/
    –Anne

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  5. […] If you need a stylish key chain, we’ve got a perfect tutorial for you! You’ll need cotton webbing 1.25″, fabric scraps, double sided stitch witchery or basting spray, key fob hardware, a sewing machine and thread, scissors, a ruler and marking pen, an iron and a hammer. Cut your webbing to 9″. Cut your fabric to 2″x9″.Fold under a half inch to the back side of your fabric down one side and iron, then do the same with the other side. You should end up with a piece that is 1″x9″.Now, you can use double sided stitch witchery sandwiched in between the fabric and the webbing and iron, or you can spray the back of the fabric with basting spray and stick it on to the webbing. Continue reading the tutorial in the source. […]

  6. Corina

    Thanks!! These were super easy to make. I knocked out 5 of these in about 30 minutes. Thanks.

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