Monday, July 23, 2012

Project 17: Wristlet Key Ring

This is quite possibly the easiest and cheapest DIY project ever. Ever. And a great gift!

This Wristlet Key Ring is a great option for any of your friends who seem to lose their keys frequently. You'll need: 
Base fabric: 5"x14"

Accent fabric: 3.5"x14"

Key ring. This pack of four different sizes was bought for under $1 at Home Depot. I used the 1.5" size.

Step 1 (a): Lay your base fabric good-side-down on your work surface. Find the middle and fold one side in toward the middle.

Step 1 (b): then fold the other side into the middle...

Step 1 (c): Then fold in half, pinning folded edges in place. Sew around the entire piece.

 Not shown: Step 2: Repeat steps 1 (a) - 1 (c) with your accent fabric.

Step 3: Center your accent fabric on your base fabric and pin. Sew the entire way around, including the ends.

Step 4: Trim ends.

Step 5: Put one end through keyring. Fold fabric into a loop with the right sides together.

Step 6: Sew, using a zig-zag stitch. A few layers for reinforcement here is a great idea!

Step 7: Turn loop so right sides are out. Attach your zipper foot (to allow you to sew closer to the key ring) and sew. Again, multiple runs are helpful for reinforcement. 

That's all! I don't know if that warranted a tutorial, but I thought I'd share. I think this is a great option for friends, especially if you are giving them a purse or some accessory for a birthday or Christmas. It's also a great little gift to share with friends for no reason at all.

Happy Crafting!

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