How to Make a Keychain Out of Fabric & Ribbon

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How to Make a Keychain Out of Fabric & Ribbon
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Using a little fabric and ribbon, you can make a simple but attractive keychain even if you have little sewing experience. The keychain can be given as a gift to a friend or attached to a backpack or belt buckle as a decorative touch.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 1/4-inch wide grosgrain ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • Quilt batting
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Keyring

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  1. 1

    Cut a 4-inch-long piece from 1/4-inch wide grosgrain ribbon.

  2. 2

    Cut two of a basic shape, such as a heart, circle or star, from a piece of felt. Make the shape approximately 3 inches in diameter.

  3. 3

    Cut the same shape in the same size from a piece of quilt batting.

  4. 4

    Fold the strip of ribbon in half.

  5. 5

    Lay one of your felt shapes right-side down on your work surface. Set the quilt batting on top of that. Place the ends of the folded ribbon on top of the quilt batting so that about an inch of the ribbon overlaps batting and the ribbon's loop sticks over the edge of the shape. Lay the last piece of felt on top of that with its right side facing up.

  6. 6

    Pin around the edges of the stack to hold everything in place while you sew.

  7. 7

    Sew around the edges of the stack 1/4 of an inch in from the edges.

  8. 8

    Carefully trim the quilt batting from between the two pieces of felt around the seam allowance. You may be able to just pull the batting away without having to trim it. Be especially careful around the ribbon loop so you don't accidentally cut it off.

  9. 9

    Thread a keyring through the ribbon loop to make it into a keychain.

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