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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!
- 10" x 5" Fabric of your Choosing
- 10″ x 2.5" Piece of Fusible Fleece or 10" x 5" Fusible Interfacing
- 1 Key Fob Hardware and Split Ring
- Key Fob Hardware Pliers
- Sewing Clips
- Standard Sewing Machine
- Fray Check
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 insure 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!!!
To see all our Key Fob Hardware Tutorials, visit our Projects section here.
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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:
We also carry the classic Silver and Antique Brass Key Fob Hardware too. Shop here.
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 :).
- Fabric or Fabrics of your choice
- 2x 10" Piece of 1″ Cotton Webbing
- 2x 10″ Piece of Ribbon
- 1 KAM Snap Set
- KAM Snap Pliers and Awl
- 1 Key Fob Hardware and Split Ring
- Smart Phone Case PDF Pattern (works for iPhone 4s and iphone 5, may need to adjust pattern for other models of phones)
- Standard Sewing Machine and Iron
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.
2. Cut out each Pattern piece as many times as instructed.
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)
4. Iron the Interfacing onto a piece of Fabric for matching side making sure to iron it to the wrong side of the Fabric.
5. Place right sides of Fabric for Pocket together and sew 1/4" seam along the top of the piece.
6. Iron Fabric for the Pocket open and then over wrong sides together forming the Pocket face.
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.
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.
9. Turn the Lid right side out and iron flat.
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.
11. Place the internal Back Fabric wrong side up.
12. Pin them together.
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.
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.
15. Now slide the Split Ring from the Key Fob Hardware on the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon Strip.
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.
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.
18. It will look like this.
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.
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).
21. Add the Pocket right side up.
22. Place the Back wrong side up and pin it all together.
23. Sew a 1/4" seam allowance all the way around making sure to back stitch at the beginning and end.
24. Turn the whole thing right side out and push the corners out to get them as square as possible.
25. Install the KAM Snap Cap and Socket in the Pocket.
26. Install the KAM Snap Cap and Stud in the Lid.
27. What it looks like with KAM Snaps installed.
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.
29. Snapped closed.
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.
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:
- Fabric and Cotton Webbing Wristlet
- Ribbon and Cotton Webbing Wristlet
- Making a Smart Phone Case with Wristlet using Key Fob Hardware, KAM Snaps and PDF Pattern
- Making a Embroidered Key Fob Hardware Wristlet
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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.
- Ribbon of your choosing (Narrower than the Cotton Webbing)
- 1x 10″ Piece of 1.25″ Cotton Webbing
- 1x 10″ Piece of Ribbon
- 1 Key Fob Hardware and Split Ring
- Key Fob Hardware Pliers
- Fray Check
- Wonder Clips
- Standard Sewing Machine with Embroidery option
1. Cut a 10" section of the Cotton Webbing and Ribbon of your choosing.
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.
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.
4. Use Fray Check to seal the end of the Cotton Webbing.
5. I laid out my Ribbon and Rick Rack how I wanted it to look using my Wonder Clips. Love them!
6. Sew up one side of the Ribbon and down the other. The Ribbon should now be securely attached to the Cotton Webbing.
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.
12. Note the adjustable screw set to the distance I want the pliers to go to.
13. Add the Split Ring and Yay!!!
14. I love them and now I have a set for myself too!