How to Make Ribbon Keychain Crafts

Updated April 17, 2017

Keychains help keep your keys organised as well as making it simpler to locate your keys in your purse or backpack. A keychain provides a larger object that is easier to grab. Make your own ribbon keychain in just a few minutes time to save money in comparison to store-bought keychains, and to create a keychain that better suits your personality.

Measure and cut a 10-inch piece of both the nylon webbing and ribbon. Heat the cut ends of both the webbing and ribbon with a lighter until they begin to melt. This seals the cut ends to prevent fraying.

Stack the ribbon on top of the nylon webbing so it is centred down the middle. Sew the ribbon in place on top of the webbing along the left and right edges of the ribbon.

Thread a 1-inch D-ring onto the webbing. Bring the ends of the webbing together with the ribbon side of the webbing on the inside of the folded strip. Sew the ends together with a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Turn the loop of webbing right side out so the ribbon is facing out.

Bring the flat side of the D-ring so it rests in the seam allowance of the loop. Sew across the webbing strip a 1/2-inch away from the seam to trap the D-ring in that end of the loop.

Use a dot of hot glue to attach a 1-inch button to each side of the webbing on the same end as the D-ring to cover the seam and add decoration.

Thread a blank keyring onto the D-ring to complete your ribbon key chain.


Swap out the 1-inch buttons for small silk flowers if you prefer.


Use caution when handing the hot glue gun to prevent burns. Keep your fingers out of the path of the sewing machine needle so you don't sew through a finger.

Things You'll Need

  • 1-inch-wide nylon webbing
  • 3/4-inch-wide ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • Sewing machine
  • 1-inch D-ring
  • 1-inch buttons, 2
  • Hot glue gun
  • Blank keyring
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About the Author

Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Ainsley Patterson has been a freelance writer since 2007. Her articles appear on various websites. She especially enjoys utilizing her more than 10 years of craft and sewing experience to write tutorials. Patterson is working on her bachelor's degree in liberal arts at the University of Michigan.