Key rings, a necessity for keeping your keys together, do not have to be professionally made or store bought. You can make attractive key rings using recycled items, such as scrap fabric, ribbons and even beads. Homemade key rings can be given as gifts or included as one of the items for sale in a craft business. They can also be used to advertise a business or service. With a little time and some basic supplies, you can easily make your own custom key rings.
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Things you need
- D ring
- Split ring
- Fusible interfacing
- Sewing machine or sewing needle and thread
Cut a piece of fabric measuring 4 inches by 9 inches. Cut fusible interfacing measuring 4 inches by 8 inches.
Center the interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric.
Heat your iron to the setting recommended for the interfacing. Follow the manufacturer's directions for the interfacing to fuse it onto the fabric.
Bring both long edges of the fabric to meet in the centre, and iron them flat. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise to form a strip, and iron it flat. Sew the length of the long edges of the strip.
Slip the D ring onto the strip, then fold the strip in half with the short edges touching. Sew the short ends together.
Slide the D ring up to the seam you just sewn. Keeping the D ring in this position, sew a line under the straight part of the ring to keep it in place permanently.
Slide the split ring onto the D ring to complete your key ring.