Handmade keychains, or key fobs as we call them in the sewing world, are fun to make and they are great to have in your vendor booth at craft shows. Since I have a few in-person shows coming up I thought I would make some more to add to my stock.
To make a ribbon key fob you need the following:
- 13″ cotton webbing
- 13″ grosgrain ribbon
- key fob hardware
- E-6000 glue
- a lighter to melt the ribbon ends
- needle nose pliers
- scrap of fabric to protect hardware
Note: melt the ribbon ends first and do not light the flame when using E-6000 glue or while the glue is drying
Melt the ribbon ends to prevent fraying by passing the ribbon ends through the blue part of the flame on a lighter.
Clip the ribbon to the webbing and topstitch down each side.
Spread some E-6000 glue inside the key fob hardware. Fold the webbing in half and put the ends into the glue.
Close the hardware with your fingers and then squeeze it tight with the pliers. Use the fabric scrap to protect the hardware from scratches. Let the glue set and dry and you’re done!
I made a six-minute YouTube video to show you how to make these.
These keychains make great little gifts, stocking stuffers or lower priced items in your craft show booth. Happy crafting!