{No-Sew Fabric Key Fobs}

You might recall, last week I shared one of the gifts that I made for my SNAP! roomies this year, Handmade Business Card Holders

To accompany them, I also made each of the girls a super easy,

No-Sew Fabric Key Fob

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To make your own, you’ll need the following supplies:

2 fabric pieces cut 10″ x 2 1/2″

key fob hardware {found mine on Amazon}

hem tape {I used 5/8″ roll}

pliers

iron

No-Sew Fabric Key Fobs @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home make the perfect gift! #nosew #keyfob #keychain

Now, you may not be sewing anything for this project, but you sure will be doing your fair share of ironing.  So get ready!

Cut the two fabric pieces you’re using per key fob to 10″ x 2 1/2″.  I chose to use the same fabrics that I used when making my handmade business card holders.

No-Sew Fabric Key Fobs @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home make the perfect gift! #nosew #keyfob #keychain

You’ll start with one piece and begin to fold and iron, fold and iron.

Place each fabric horizontally in front of you, wrong side facing up.  Fold and iron a 1″ hem from the bottom.

No-Sew Fabric Key Fobs @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home make the perfect gift! #nosew #keyfob #keychain

Also fold about 1/2″ hem from the top.  Once you’ve got a nice, crisp fold, fold the bottom once more, up to line up with the top.

No-Sew Fabric Key Fobs @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home make the perfect gift! #nosew #keyfob #keychain

Do the same for the other piece of fabric you’ll be using.

Once both pieces are folded and are the same size, you’re ready to use the hem tape to attach them together.

No-Sew Fabric Key Fobs @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home make the perfect gift! #nosew #keyfob #keychain

Cut the hem tape to the length of one of the pieces of fabric, iron over it, following package directions, and let cool for a minute or two before removing the paper backing.  Once you’ve removed the paper backing, line up the other piece of fabric on top of the hem tape and iron once more.  You will do this two more times, as each piece of fabric needs to be hem-taped to itself as well.  Once finished, you should not be able to open up any part of the fabric strip.

No-Sew Fabric Key Fobs @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home make the perfect gift! #nosew #keyfob #keychain

Fold the fabric in half, and iron.  Attach the key fob hardware using a pair of pliers and also attach the key ring.

Now you’ve got a beautiful new key fob to use for yourself or to give as a fun gift!

No-Sew Fabric Key Fobs @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home make the perfect gift! #nosew #keyfob #keychain

I’ll be linking up at these fabulous parties!

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  1. says

    A great and simple way to have these great keychains! Thank you for sharing! I’d love to have you visit our Pattern Party! Those with free patterns and templates are invited to link up from the 1st of the month to the 10th . See you soon!

  2. says

    Okay, these are just too darn cute! I love them. I may have to make one for each of my friends and family members. Loving that they are NO SEW and I don’t even need to break out the sewing machine OR the glue gun. :)

  3. says

    Meredith – – thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to make some of these.
    I have a couple of questions on the directions –
    each time you fold the fabric do you add the hem tape?
    on one end you fold up 1 inch and hem tape then on the other end you fold up 1/2 inch and hem tape?

    • says

      When I folded 1/2 an inch it was just so I wouldn’t have any raw edges exposed. So, pretty much anytime you fold an inch, add the hem tape. I’m pretty sure each piece of fabric had two pieces of hem tape to keep it secured and shut and then to adhere the two fabrics to each other I used another piece of hem tape. Hope that helps!! Enjoy making some :)

  4. says

    I just LOVE IT!!!!!! I want one right now!!!! lol Thank you so much for sharing =D.
    I have a Link Party every Sunday to Wednesdays, It would be so cool if you could join me if you’d like!

    Hope you are having a lovely day

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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