I have A LOT of keys!
I'm not even sure where 75% of them come from! On a daily basis I only use two - my car key and my house key. So I figured it was time to made a small lanyard for just my car and house keys.
So here it is!
For this project I just dug through my scraps and found two fabrics that I liked. This is a great quick and easy scrap buster!
- Iron on Pellon/interfacing
- Key Ring
- Basic Sewing Stuff (machine, scissors etc...)
- Cording or Bias Tape or Shoe Lace
My scraps measured (about)
14in x 2.5in for the main piece.
And the small pink piece was about 5.5in x 2.5in.
But just use what every you have! I didn't want mine too long, so this was perfect.
I started by ironing on pellon to my main piece. I have no idea what kind it is - it was some hand-me-down. But it has little bumps on one side (glue) and is smooth on the other. I trimmed the extra off. (it was a piece of scrap I had from another project)
I ironed it in half with right sides together. I did this so I wouldn't have to use pins when I took it to the sewing machine.
My smaller piece I also ironed in half with wrong sides together and then opened it. I folded in the sides towards the middle and pressed.
So it looked like this...
I hate trying to turn narrow projects (so do my fingers) so I use this tip!
Next I went over to the sewing machine. I put a shoe lace up against the fold on the inside with a tail sticking out like in the picture.
When I got to the end I just folded up the ends like so. That way this end had a nice hem.
Slid your key ring down towards your ends. Put your ring about an inch or two below the ends. Like so...
Thanks for stopping by!
Have you made a lanyard for your keys? Or maybe for a thumb drive? (I might make one of those next!) I would love to see some of you pictures! Leave me a link and I'll stop by!