I had been seeing handmade patchwork key fobs on Instagram for months and then when I was sent some back issues of Love Patchwork & Quilting I was lucky enough to get the key fob hardware as an inclusion. I took it as a sign that it was time I made one of my very own and so I did.
I loved it so much (it’s the perfect size to fit around my wrist so I can carry my keys while toddler wrangling and it’s chunky enough that I can find it blindfolded when searching in my bottomless handbag) that I ordered in some more hardware and started making them as little thank you gifts.
They make such a great little gift that I thought I’d share how to make a patchwork key fob with you all.
What you’ll need to make a patchwork key fob
1 x 10″ x 5″ piece of fabric.
1 x 10″ x 5″ piece of fusible fleece interfacing (I use Pellon sf 110)
1 set of key fob hardware
1 x set of pliers
Sewing supplies – sewing machine, scissors, rotary cutter, clover clips (or pins), iron, ironing board and a ruler.
Additional supplies to make a fussy cut patchwork key fob:
1 x piece of template plastic
1 permanent marker (do a test to make sure it doesn’t wipe off the template plastic)
I’m going to show you 2 ways to do this – one way you’ll use a piece of fabric (the fabric pictured above is a drill cotton which makes it a little hardier to the wear and tear of life in a handbag) and the other way you’ll make a piece of patchwork fabric.