I’ve been making these wristlet keyrings for a while. They make great gifts, and sell very well at craft fairs. Some of my customers come back to see me with keyrings they have had for years!
Here is how to make one – and scroll down to the end to see how to win a keyring and some attachments to make your own.
You will need –
1. Fold over one long edge of the fabric to hide the raw edge, then fold the fabric around the wadding (enclosing it). The width needs to be very slightly less than 1 inch, to fit into the hardware neatly (you don’t want the band to poke out the sides). I find the grid on my cutting mat helps with this, or you could draw a guide on a piece of card.
3. Stitch along the folded edge. A walking foot is useful, but not essential.
4. Stitch another two or three rows parallel with the first, for decoration and to hold the band together. Trim the ends.
5. Fit the ends of the band inside the keyring attachment and squeeze together with pliers. Use a scrap piece of fabric to protect the metal from scratching
Admire your new keyring! To win this keyring, and three of the attachments to make your own, please leave a comment on this post.
I’ll post internationally, and will choose the winner by random selection on Monday 6 October at 9am GMT.
Giveaway now closed – the winner was Scruffy Badger!