Dreamer, today we present a step-by-step guide to using your fabric remnants, tape, bias, or ribbon for making key chains as a DIY project.
This idea is very easy to make and you will get unique and original pieces, plus they are super cute.
Go ahead and make this project and tell us about your experience!
- Cloth remnants
- Decorative ribbons of 1.5 cm wide (you can also use remnants)
- 3 cm diameter metallic loops
- Decorative and machine sewing threads
- Ruler, cutter and knife
- Microtex and Metallic needle
- Zipper foot
- Sewing machine and basic sewing equipment
Mark and cut strips of approximately 7 x 20 cm or 7 x 25 cm from the fabric remnants and interfacing.
Fix the interfacing to the fabric.
Fold the fabric rectangle in half and mark seam allowances 1/2″ from the edges.
Please take a look at this post on our blog, with a perfect tip for making super easy seam allowances.
Cut the ribbon to the same length as the fabric.
Position and align the ribbon on the fabric piece as shown in the diagram and pin it in place.
Prepare your machine with thread in the color of your fabric; we recommend using the Gutermann brand and Microtex needle cal. 90/14 by the Schmetz brand.
Sew over the ribbon with a straight stitch very close to the edge.
Select a decorative stitch and sew it to the center of the ribbon.
- For this, we use metallic thread from Gütermann.
If you are going to use decorative thread like us, we suggest sewing with the Schmetz Metallic needle.
Fold the fabric and place it inside the fabric.
Fold in half the piece of fabric facing right sides together, align the edges and fix with pins.
Sew the ends with a straight stitch at a 1/2” from the edge; use a reinforcing stitch.
Open the seam and cut the corners of the seam allowance.
Fold the seam allowance you marked to the center 1/2″, then fold in half and pin.
Topstitch all the way around 2 mm from the edge.
Fold the circumference in half and place the ring at the end.
With the zipper presser foot, sew 1″ from the fold to secure the ring.
Your key chain is now ready; make different ones to quickly identify your keys.
Please try this easy project and take advantage of your fabric remnants or bias you don’t use anymore!
We hope this post will inspire you to create unique DIY key chains.
See you in the next post! And… bye for now!