Friday, January 8, 2016

Easy Keychain and Lanyard (full tutorial)

Greetings sewing friends! You're in for a treat today! I have a quick, easy to follow pattern that uses scraps! As long as you can sew a straight line you can make this! 

Are you ready? Are you excited?!
Here it is! Your easy, 3 lines of stitching keychain!

Made with Jumpsac Honeycomb wrap scrap

Start by grabbing your materials, you will need:

a 3.5" by 11.5" piece of fabric
a 3/4" D ring, or swivel clip

*if you're using quilting cotton you will want a 3.5" by 11.5" piece of medium weight interfacing*

If you're using quilting cotton, start by fusing your interfacing to your cotton. If you're using a heavier fabric you shouldn't need interfacing.

Start by folding your fabric in half lengthwise, and press.

Open up your piece of fabric, and fold your sides in towards the center, press.

Fold your fabric in half again, your raw edges will be towards the inside, and press.

Slide your d ring or swivel clip onto your fabric. 

Unfold the short ends of your fabric (shown above) and pin them right sides together.

Stitch your pinned edge with a 1/4" seam allowance.

Fold your sides back in towards the center. You should now have a loop of fabric, with raw edges folded into the center, with your swivel clip/d ring sitting on the circle of fabric.

Now is the toughest part! You're going to stitch the open side of your circle, stitching 1/8" from the edge. Slide your swivel clip along as you sew making sure you don't stitch over it. Do the same to the opposite side of the circle, stitching 1/8" from the edge. 

When you're finished you should have a loop, with your swivel clip. Both edges should have a seam 1/8" from the edge giving it a finished look. 

Now pinch your d ring/swivel clip in one spot. 

Stitch a straight line right above it. This will keep it from moving around on you. 

There you have it, your finished keychain!

If you would like to make a lanyard, simply use a longer piece of fabric with the same width. Follow the same directions and you'll have one! 



  1. Thank you for the tutorial! Hubby and I do Dragon Con each year and need lanyards for our badges.

    1. Oh you're welcome! This way you can find some awesome fabric for them too!

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