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Making a Key Fob Lip Balm Holder @ ILikeBigButtons.com May 12 2021

 

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut a 15.5" x 2.25" piece of Cotton Fabric and Fusible Interfacing. These measurements will work for a standard Lip Balm Tube and a standard Blistex Tube. You may need to adjust measures for your favorite lip product.
  2. Iron the Fusible Interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric.
  3. Fold right sides together width-wise and sew both long sides with a 1/4" seam. Do not sew short sides.
  4. Turn the tube right side out through the open side, iron flat, and sew the open short side closed with a zig-zag stitch.
  5. Fold zig-zag side back on itself 1 1/4". Sew straight stitch 1/2" from the top, and again at 5/8" from the top. This is what it will look like from the back.
  6. Here is how the front turned out. This will be the front of the pocket on the Lip Balm Holder.
  7. Fold the tab that will be the front of the pocket at 2 3/4". Make sure the zig-zag stitch is hidden. Use Sewing Clips to hold the front pocket in place while sewing. Stitch at 1/4" seam around the whole holder. And again at 1/8". Start and finish at the top edge so that your start and finish stitches will be hidden.
  8. Center the 1.25" Key Fob Hardware on the top edge of the Lip Balm Holder.
  9. Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed with gentle pressure.  Sometimes, I go back and forth from left to right added a little bit of pressure to each side until it eases together.  Our Key Fob Hardware Pliers make this easy to do. Make sure the teeth in the Key Fob Hardware are sunk securely into the fabric.
  10. Tada! These little Lip Balm Holders were easy to make and are great as a quick thoughtful gift for a loved one who hates chapped lips. 
  11. Hang them on your keychain, the outside of your purse, or anywhere you need for quick access.

Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlets by ILikeBigButtons.com October 27 2020

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut a 10" x 5" section of Fabric of your choosing and 10" x 2.5" Fusible Fleece.
  2. Iron Fusible Fleece to the center of the fabric.  Fold and iron the Fabric in half with the wrong sides together.
  3. Unfold and iron the Fabric in half again long sides to the center.
  4. It will look like this when you get done.
  5. Use your Sewing Clips to pin the Wristlet flat.
  6. Stitch along the edge of your Fabric strip, I stitched 1/4" in.  Remove the Sewing Clips as you go.  Work slowly, keeping close to the edge and as straight of a line as possible.
  7. Repeat 1/4" stitching along the opposing edge.
  8. Fold the Fabric Wristlet Strip in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.
  9. Stitch the ends together with a zig zag stitch.  I went back and forth a few times to ensure it held.
  10. Trim any loose threads.  Use Fray Check to seal the end of the exposed Fabric edge.
  11. Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Fabric Wristlet is centered.
  12. Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed with gentle pressure.  Sometimes, I go back and forth from left to right added a little bit of pressure to each side until it eases together.  Our Key Fob Hardware Pliers make this easy to do.
  13. Note the adjustable screw set to the distance I want the pliers to go to.
  14. Add the Split Ring and Yay!!!
  15. I love them and now I have a few sets to share!!!

How to Make a Key Fob Lip Balm Holder by I Like Big Buttons! October 21 2020

 

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut a 15.5" x 2.25" piece of Cotton Fabric and Fusible Interfacing. These measurements will work for a standard Lip Balm Tube and a standard Blistex Tube. You may need to adjust measures for your favorite lip product.
  2. Iron the Fusible Interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric.
  3. Fold right sides together width-wise and sew both long sides with a 1/4" seam. Do not sew short sides.
  4. Turn the tube right side out through the open side, iron flat, and sew the open short side closed with a zig-zag stitch.
  5. Fold zig-zag side back on itself 1 1/4". Sew straight stitch 1/2" from the top, and again at 5/8" from the top. This is what it will look like from the back.
  6. Here is how the front turned out. This will be the front of the pocket on the Lip Balm Holder.
  7. Fold the tab that will be the front of the pocket at 2 3/4". Make sure the zig-zag stitch is hidden. Use Sewing Clips to hold the front pocket in place while sewing. Stitch at 1/4" seam around the whole holder. And again at 1/8". Start and finish at the top edge so that your start and finish stitches will be hidden.
  8. Center the 1.25" Key Fob Hardware on the top edge of the Lip Balm Holder.
  9. Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed with gentle pressure.  Sometimes, I go back and forth from left to right added a little bit of pressure to each side until it eases together.  Our Key Fob Hardware Pliers make this easy to do. Make sure the teeth in the Key Fob Hardware are sunk securely into the fabric.
  10. Tada! These little Lip Balm Holders were easy to make and are great as a quick thoughtful gift for a loved one who hates chapped lips. 
  11. Hang them on your keychain, the outside of your purse, or anywhere you need for quick access.

 


Fabric and Cotton Webbing Key Fob Tutorial October 14 2020

How to make a Fabric Key Fob Wristlet:

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron

Supplies:

Instructions (adjust accordingly for 1" hardware):

  1. Cut a 10" section of Cotton Webbing and Fabric strip.  Create a 10"x1.25" strip of Fabric and a 10"x0.75" strip of Heat N Bond.
  2. Center and Iron Heat N Bond to back side of Fabric strip.
  3. Remove backing and on each side fold 1/4" seam over and iron.
  4. Turn finished Fabric strip right side up and iron to Cotton Webbing, making sure to center it.
  5. Stitch along the edge of your Fabric strip, securing the edge onto the webbing.  Work slowly, keeping close to the edge.  Sew the whole length and around the ends of the fabric strip for added stability.
  6. Fold the Cotton Webbing in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends. 
  7. Stitch the ends together with a 1/4" seam allowance. 
  8. Trim any loose threads.
  9. Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Cotton Webbing is centered.
  10. Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers with silicone tips to protect the metal from getting scratched, squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed a little at a time.  I like to go back and forth a couple times so that I don't over crimp one side.
  11. Add the Key Ring and Yay!!! You are done.  Good Job!!!

 


Ribbon and Cotton Webbing Key Fob Tutorial October 05 2020

How to make a Ribbon Key Fob Wristlet:

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron

Supplies:

Instructions (adjust accordingly for 1" hardware):

  1. Cut a 10" section of the Cotton Webbing and Ribbon of your choosing.
  2. Cut a 10" section of Heat N Bond, keeping it thinner than your ribbon.
  3. Iron the Heat N Bond to your Cotton Webbing, making sure to center it. This is not a necessary step but it makes it easier to sew the Ribbon on especially with embroidered ribbon.
  4. Iron the Ribbon to the Cotton Webbing.
  5. Sew up one side of the Ribbon and down the other. The Ribbon should now be securely attached to the Cotton Webbing.
  6. Trim the edges so they are even.
  7. Fold the Cotton Webbing in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.
  8. Stitch the ends together with a 1/4" seam allowance.
  9. Trim any loose threads.
  10. Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Cotton Webbing is centered.
  11. Using your Key Fob Hardware Pliers with silicone tips to protect the metal from getting scratched, squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed a little at a time. I like to go back and forth a couple times so that I don't over crimp one side.
  12. Add the Key Ring and Yay!!! You are done. Good Job!!!

Yes, ILikeBigButtons.com OPEN and Shipping! March 18 2020

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How to make a Ribbon and Cotton Webbing Key Fob Hardware Wristlet by ILikeBigButtons.com March 18 2019

 
Instructions for 1.25" Key Fob Hardware (adjust accordingly if using 1" Hardware)
 

Supplies:

1.  Cut a 10" section of Cotton Webbing and Ribbon of your choosing.

2.  Iron Heat N Bond (10" by thinner than ribbon) to Cotton Webbing making sure to center it, this is not a necessary step but it makes it easier to sew the Ribbon on especially with embroidered ribbon.

 

3.  Iron the Ribbon to the Cotton Webbing.

 

4.  Now sew up one side of the Ribbon and down the other.  The Ribbon is attached securely to the Cotton Webbing now.  Trim the edges so that they are even.

5.  Fold the Cotton Webbing in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.  Stitch the ends together with a 1/4" seam allowance.  Trim any loose threads.

 

6.  Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Cotton Webbing is in there evenly and not hanging out one end or the other.

7.  Using your Pliers wrapped in duct tape or a scrap of fabric to protect the metal from getting scratched, squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed a little at a time.  I like to go back and forth a couple of times so that I don't over crimp one side too much.

8.  Add the Key Ring and Yay!!! You are done.  Good Job!!!

To see all our Key Fob Hardware Tutorials, visit our Projects section here.


How to make a Fabric and Cotton Webbing Key Fob Hardware Wristlet by ILikeBigButtons.com February 28 2019

 
Instructions for 1.25" Key Fob Hardware (adjust accordingly if using 1" Hardware)
 

Supplies:


1.  Cut a 10" section of Cotton Webbing and Fabric strip, create a 10"x1.25" strip of Fabric and a 10"x0.75" strip of Heat N Bond.

2.  Center and Iron Heat N Bond to the wrong side of Fabric strip.


3.  Remove backing and on each side fold 1/4" seam over and iron.


 4.  Turn finished Fabric Strip right side up and iron to Cotton Webbing making sure to center it.


5.  Stitch along the edge of your Fabric strip, securing the edge onto the webbing.  Work slowly, keeping close to the edge.  Go the whole length and around the ends of the fabric strip for added stability.


6.  Fold the Cotton Webbing in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.  Stitch the ends together with a 1/4" seam allowance.  Trim any loose threads.


7.  Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Cotton Webbing is in there evenly and not hanging out one end or the other.


8.  Using your pliers wrapped in duct tape or a scrap of fabric to protect the metal from getting scratched, squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed a little at a time.  I like to go back and forth a couple times so that I don't over crimp one side too much.


9.  Add the Key Ring and Yay!!! You are done.  Good Job!!!

To see all our Key Fob Hardware Tutorials, visit our Projects section here.


NEW! DIY Starter Kits @ ILikeBigButtons.com February 11 2019

We have had a lot of requests for DIY Starter Kits for our most popular supplies. We have compiled our customers' favorite craft findings and supplies into great Starter Kits. Check them out!

--> 10% off all our DIY Kits through Friday (2/15/2019) no coupon necessary. <--

Cover Buttons Starter Kits:

We have assembled several Cover Button kits with our customer's favorite supplies. Jumbo Paper Clips, Pendant Bezels, Thumb Tacks, Jewelry Supplies, Bobby Pins, Snap Barrettes, and Badge Reels. Choose from 3 Cover Button sizes and a variety of finishes/colors. Everything that you need to get started (fabric and glue not included *).

Key Fob Hardware Starter Kits:

We have also put together ready-to-go Key Fob Starter Kits with Pliers in a mix of sizes, finishes, or both. Everything that you need to get started (fabric not included *).

To see other great DIY STARTER KIT options, visit our DIY KITS section here.


Key Fob Lip Balm Holder by ILikeBigButtons.com December 10 2018

I have been admiring these Lip Balm Holders for some time and decided to today to make a few for my littles' Lip Balm and my Blistex. I love how they turned out!

Supplies:

1.  Cut a 15.5" x 2.25" piece of Cotton Fabric and Fusible Interfacing. These measurements will work for standard Lip Balm Tube and the standard Blistex Tube. You may need to adjust measures for your favorite lip product.

2.  Iron the Fusible Interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric.

3.  Fold right sides together width-wise and sew both long sides with a 1/4" seam. Do not sew short sides.

4.  Turn tube right side out through the open side, iron flat, and sew the open short side closed with a zig-zag stitch.

5.  Fold zig-zag side back on itself 1 1/4". Sew straight stitch 1/2" from the top, and again at 5/8" from the top. This is what it will look like from the back.

6.  Here is how the front turned out. This will be the front of the pocket on the Lip Balm Holder.

7.  Fold the tab that will be the front of the pocket at 2 3/4". Make sure the zig-zag stitch is hidden. Use Sewing Clips to hold front pocket in place while sewing. Stitch at 1/4" seam around the whole holder. And again at 1/8". Start and finish at the top edge so that your start and finish stitches will be hidden.

8.  Center the 1.25" Key Fob Hardware on the top edge of the Lip Balm Holder.

9.  Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed with gentle pressure.  Sometimes, I go back and forth from left to right added a little bit of pressure to each side until it eases together.  Our Key Fob Hardware Pliers make this easy to do. Make sure the teeth in the Key Fob Hardware are sunk securely into the fabric.

10.  Tada! These little Lip Balm Holders were easy to make and are great as a quick thoughtful gift for a loved one who hates chapped lips. 

11.  Hang them on your keychain, the outside of your purse, or anywhere you need for quick access.

To see all our Key Fob Hardware Tutorials, visit our Projects section here.


I Like Big Buttons! Key Fob Hardware February 05 2018

  • 2 Sizes (1" and 1.25")
  • 3 Finishes (Silver, Antique Brass, and Gunmetal)

Key Fob Hardware with Split Rings (1" - 25 mm) 

Key Fob Hardware is simple to use and produces amazing results.  Just add your fabric, ribbon, or webbing for an instant, elegant wristlet.

(Optional) Add Key Fob Hardware Crimping Tool (required to apply key fob hardware):

  • Key Fob Hardware Setting/Crimping Pliers
  • Adjustable Screw (to adjust pressure applied to hardware)
  • Set of Rubber Tips (helps prevent scratching and denting of hardware)

You can do it! See how easy it is with one of our step by step tutorials:


An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #3: Five Ways To Make Key Fob Hardware Wristlets November 22 2017

Gift idea #3:  Key Fob Hardware Wristlets are a great useful and personal gift to give.  Key Fob Hardware is simple to use and produces amazing results.  Just add your fabric, ribbon, webbing, or embroidery for an instant, elegant wristlet.  Check it out!

Five fun and simple tutorials:

  1. Fabric and Cotton Webbing Wristlet
  2. Ribbon and Cotton Webbing Wristlet
  3. Making a Smart Phone Case with Wristlet using Key Fob Hardware, KAM Snaps and PDF Pattern
  4. Making an Embroidered Key Fob Hardware Wristlet
  5. Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlets

See More

#ilikebigbuttons #keyfob #keyfobwristlets #christmasideas #shopilikebigbuttons #wristlets #fobs

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Brand New!!! Lobster Clasps by I Like Big Buttons! October 09 2017

We now carry Lobster Clasps in two finishes and three sizes!!! Lobster Swivel Clasps are great for key rings, lanyards, totes, purses and handbags, jewelry, leather craft, beading, and much more.

Silver-Toned Finish:

Our Silver-Toned Lobster Claps are available in 1/2" (13 mm), 3/4" (20 mm), and 1" (25 mm).

Lobster Swivel Clasps are great for key rings, lanyards, totes, purses and handbags, jewelry, leather craft, beading, and much more.

Lobster Clasps are frequently combined with:

Antique Brass Finish:

Our Antique Brass Lobster Claps are available in 1/2" (13 mm), 3/4" (20 mm), and 1" (25 mm).

Lobster Swivel Clasps are great for key rings, lanyards, totes, purses and handbags, jewelry, leather craft, beading, and much more.

Lobster Clasps are frequently combined with:


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Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlet Tutorial by I Like Big Buttons! May 10 2017

 

Key Fob Hardware are some of our most popular craft supplies. Key Fob Hardware is simple to use and produces amazing results.  Just add your fabric, ribbon, or webbing for an instant, elegant wristlet.

Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlet Tutorial by I Like Big Buttons!

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Cut a 10" x 5" section of Fabric of your choosing and 10" x 2.5" Fusible Fleece.

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2.  Iron Fusible Fleece to the center of the fabric.  Fold and iron the Fabric in half with the wrong sides together.

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3.  Unfold and iron the Fabric in half again long sides to the center.

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4.  It will look like this when you get done.

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5.  Use your Sewing Clips to pin the Wristlet flat.

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6.  Stitch along the edge of your Fabric strip, I stitched 1/4" in.  Remove the Sewing Clips as you go.  Work slowly, keeping close to the edge and as straight of a line as possible.

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7.  Repeat 1/4" stitching along the opposing edge.

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8.  Fold the Fabric Wristlet Strip in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.

9. Stitch the ends together with a zig zag stitch.  I went back and forth a few times to insure it held.

10.  Trim any loose threads.  Use Fray Check to seal the end of the exposed Fabric edge.

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11.  Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Fabric Wristlet is centered.

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12.  Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed with gentle pressure.  Sometimes, I go back and forth from left to right added a little bit of pressure to each side until it eases together.  Our Key Fob Hardware Pliers make this easy to do.

13.  Note the adjustable screw set to the distance I want the pliers to go to.

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14.  Add the Split Ring and Yay!!!

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15.  I love them and now I have a few sets to share!!!

To see all our Key Fob Hardware Tutorials, visit our Projects section here.

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How to make Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlets by I Like Big Buttons! October 28 2016

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Today, I am making a Fabric Key Fob Hardware Wristlets.  While we wait for our Key Fob Starter Kit Giveaway to end (Monday, 10/31/16), I decided to make a few adorable Key Fob Wristlets to show just how easy and fun they are to make.

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Cut a 10" x 5" section of Fabric of your choosing and 10" x 2.5" Fusible Fleece.

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2.  Iron Fusible Fleece to the center of the fabric.  Fold and iron the Fabric in half with the wrong sides together.

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3.  Unfold and iron the Fabric in half again long sides to the center.

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4.  It will look like this when you get done.

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5.  Use your Sewing Clips to pin the Wristlet flat.

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6.  Stitch along the edge of your Fabric strip, I stitched 1/4" in.  Remove the Sewing Clips as you go.  Work slowly, keeping close to the edge and as straight of a line as possible.

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7.  Repeat 1/4" stitching along the opposing edge.

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8.  Fold the Fabric Wristlet Strip in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.

9. Stitch the ends together with a zig zag stitch.  I went back and forth a few times to insure it held.

10.  Trim any loose threads.  Use Fray Check to seal the end of the exposed Fabric edge.

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11.  Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Fabric Wristlet is centered.

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12.  Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed with gentle pressure.  Sometimes, I go back and forth from left to right added a little bit of pressure to each side until it eases together.  Our Key Fob Hardware Pliers make this easy to do.

13.  Note the adjustable screw set to the distance I want the pliers to go to.

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14.  Add the Split Ring and Yay!!!

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15.  I love them and now I have a few new sets to share!!!


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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #5: How to Make Key Fob Hardware Wristlets December 09 2015

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Gift idea #5:  Key Fob Hardware Wristlets are a great useful and personal gift to give.  Key Fob Hardware is simple to use and produces amazing results.  Just add your fabric, ribbon, webbing, or embroidery for an instant, elegant wristlet.  Check it out!

Four fun and simple tutorials:

  1. Fabric and Cotton Webbing Wristlet
  2. Ribbon and Cotton Webbing Wristlet
  3. Making a Smart Phone Case with Wristlet using Key Fob Hardware, KAM Snaps and PDF Pattern
  4. Making a Embroidered Key Fob Hardware Wristlet

See More

#ilikebigbuttons #keyfob #keyfobwristlets #christmasideas

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How to make Embroidered Ribbon Key Fob Hardware Wristlets October 01 2014

How to make Embroidered Ribbon Key Fob Hardware Wristlets

Today, I am making embroidered ribbon Key Fob Hardware Wristlets.  Just a couple weeks ago, my mom, sister and I had a girl's weekend at my home.  In between long rounds of talking and catching up (we talk every week by phone ;), eating good food, chasing kids, and being put to work.  They graciously volunteered to help me do some of the tedious day to day work for my business.  We snuck in some time to make a few Key Fob Hardware Wristlets for them.  Here are some examples of how they turned out.

Supplies:

 Embroideried Ribbon Key Fob Hardware Tutorial title pic

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Instructions:

1.  Cut a 10" section of the Cotton Webbing and Ribbon of your choosing.

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2.  The ribbon I was using was made of polyester so I used a lighter to seal the ends of the ribbon so it doesn't fray.  (If you are unsure, you may want to practice on a scrap piece if this is your first time or you are unsure of the what the material is made of.)

  • If you would like (I didn't do it this time but have in the past): Cut a 10" section of Heat N Bond, keeping it thinner than your ribbon.

  • Iron the Heat N Bond to your Cotton Webbing, making sure to center it. This is not a necessary step but it makes it easier to sew the Ribbon on especially with embroidered ribbon.

  • Iron the Ribbon to the Cotton Webbing.

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3.  Using my Standard Sewing Machine with Embroidery options, I picked the word I wanted on my ribbon and sewed it on my ribbon.  I folded my ribbon in half and estimated about where the letters would end up and came up with about 2 1/2" to 3" down to get the font centered on the Wristlet once finished.

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4.  Use Fray Check to seal the end of the Cotton Webbing.

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5.  I laid out my Ribbon and Rick Rack how I wanted it to look using my Wonder Clips.  Love them!

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6.  Sew up one side of the Ribbon and down the other. The Ribbon should now be securely attached to the Cotton Webbing.

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7.  Fold the Cotton Webbing in half, right sides facing out and match up the ends.

8.  Stitch the ends together with a 1/4" seam allowance.

9.  Trim any loose threads.

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10.  Tuck the sewn seam ends into the Key Fob Hardware, making sure that the Cotton Webbing is centered.

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11.  Using Key Fob Hardware Pliers squeeze the Key Fob Hardware closed with gentle pressure.

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12.  Note the adjustable screw set to the distance I want the pliers to go to.

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13.  Add the Split Ring and Yay!!!

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14.  I love them and now I have a set for myself too!


30 Days of Snaps!!! Day #27: How to make a Smart Phone Case and Wristlet with KAM Snaps and Key Fob Hardware July 11 2014

Day #27

Making a Smart Phone Cover and Wristlet with KAM Snaps and Key Fob Hardware

Today's inspiration came to me as I was packing the kids up for a walk down the road to the neighbors to check out their yard sale and visit.  I thought I wish I had a case for my iPhone and a place to put a couple "just in case" dollars but instead I held my phone and tucked the money into my bra :P and headed out with all the kiddos in tow.  When I got home, I whipped this up.  I am prepared for next time :).

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Download the Smart Phone Case PDF Pattern.  Print out the pattern making sure the 1″ square in the corner measures 1″ square when printed that will indicate the pattern is the right size.

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2.  Cut out each Pattern piece as many times as instructed.

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3.  You will end up with:

2 pieces of Fabric/1 Interfacing (back)

2 pieces of Fabric/1 Interfacing (front)

2 piece of Fabric/1 Interfacing (pocket)

2 pieces of Fabric/1 Interfacing (lid)

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4.  Iron the Interfacing onto a piece of Fabric for matching side making sure to iron it to the wrong side of the Fabric.

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5.  Place right sides of Fabric for Pocket together and sew 1/4" seam along the top of the piece.

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6.  Iron Fabric for the Pocket open and then over wrong sides together forming the Pocket face.

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7.  Take 1 of the 10" pieces of Ribbon and 1" Cotton Webbing and sew them together.  I stitched a straight line as close to the edge as possible on the Ribbon.

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8.  Take the 2 pieces of Fabric for the Lid/Lip of the case, put them right side together, and sew them with a 1/4" allowance.

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9.  Turn the Lid right side out and iron flat.  Fold in the bottom edge and stitch it closed.

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10.  Then take the Fabric (right side up), I am using more of those recycled holey jeans :), that will be the Back and place the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon strip (right side up) centered across it with just a bit of it hanging off the top edge.

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11.  Place the internal Back Fabric wrong side up.

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12.  Pin them together.

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13.  Stitch a 1/4" seam along the piece, back stitching to reinforce Cotton Webbing/Ribbon strip.  Cut away some of the excess Cotton Webbing/Ribbon if needed.

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14.  Iron back the Fabric and fold over, wrong sides together.  Now stitch a 1/4" seam allowance across the top of the Back piece.

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15.  Now slide the Split Ring from the Key Fob Hardware on the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon Strip.

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16.  Now leave about 1" to 1 1/2" overlapped Cotton Webbing above the Back of the Case and pin the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon centered down the back of the Fabric.

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17.  Now stitch it in place down the back, with the internal Back out of the way, not as pictured, and I also stitched along the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon to gather the loop.

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18.  It will look like this.

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19.  Center the Lid along the back, pin and sew with a 1/4" seam allowance.  This maybe should have been done a couple steps sooner so that I didn't have 2 stitch lines across the Back but I was when I got to it.

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20.  Place the finished Front down right side up, I added a 1/4" top stitch to the top of each piece (Front, Pocket and Back).

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21.  Add the Pocket right side up.

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22.  Place the Back wrong side up and pin it all together.

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23.  Sew a 1/4" seam allowance all the way around making sure to back stitch at the beginning and end.

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24.  Turn the whole thing right side out and push the corners out to get them as square as possible.

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25.  Install the KAM Snap Cap and Socket in the Pocket.

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26.  Install the KAM Snap Cap and Stud in the Lid.

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27.  What it looks like with KAM Snaps installed.

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28.  This pattern will work with iPhone 4 or iPhone 5, you may need to adjust the pattern somewhat if you have a different model.

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29.  Snapped closed.

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30.  Add a Wristlet to complete your project.  Check out our Key Fob Hardware Wristlet Tutorials to see how to make our Cotton Webbing and Ribbon Wristlets.


Happy Memorial Day!!! May 28 2014

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Antique Brass Key Fob Hardware November 22 2013

Who needs some more Antique Brass craft items? Well, I do. Brand New! Antique Brass Key Fob Hardware with Split Rings are now available here in 1" and 1.25".

Check them out! I hope you love them as much as I do!

Key Fob Hardware is simple to use and produces amazing results.  Just add your fabric, ribbon, or webbing for an instant, elegant wristlet.

Rubber tipped glass pliers or welding lock grip pliers work great for attaching this hardware.  Make sure they are padded or covered with tape to prevent scratching.

You can do it! See how easy it is with one of our step by step tutorials:

Where to buy:

http://ilikebigbuttons.com/collections/key-fob-hardware

 


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