Sewing Tutorial: Make a Glitter Key Fob

The easiest, best-looking gifts you’ll ever make (or keep!).

And did we mention they’re useful, too? So if you’re looking to DIY some really thoughtful gifts this season, you’re looking at them. They are easy to sew using three basic materials: Dritz® key fob hardware, glitter elastic, and colorful belting. You can make a bunch of them quickly – the perfect gift for your BFFs, teachers and colleagues. Get after it! 

Sewing Tutorial: Make a Glitter Key Fob

Dritz® supplies:

Other supplies:

  • Denim machine needle
  • Pliers

Dritz key fob hardware for bags and accessories.

Before you get started, get to know a bit more about the Dritz® key fob hardware sets. You can purchase them in a 1-set pack or a 5-set pack, depending on how many you are going to make. Each fob “set” has two pieces: a split-ring and a clamp. They have a nickel color finish.


Dritz Sewing Glitter Elastic and Belting

As far as the other materials go, you’ll be using Dritz® glitter elastic and belting. Both the elastic and the belting come in a variety of colors, so check them all out, and mix and match as you like!


Dritz Sewing Glitter Elastic and Belting

Let’s start constructing those glitter key fobs!

1) Cut a 10″ length of belting and glitter elastic for each fob that you’re making.

2) Apply the glue stick to the back of the glitter elastic strips and center them on the belting.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Glitter Key Fob

3) Using a denim machine needle, edgestitch along all sides of the elastic. Backstitch at beginning and end of stitching.


Dritz sewing glitter elastic, belting and Fray Check liquid seam sealant

4) Fold the belting strips in half. Stitch short ends together with a zigzag stitch, backstitching at beginning and end of stitches.

5) Trim any excess threads and apply Fray Check® liquid seam sealant to the ends of the belting and elastic.

 


Key Fobs Made with Dritz Key Fob Hardware, Glitter Elastic and Belting

6) Insert belting into key fob clamp. Close clamp as much as possible with fingers. Cover the clamp with fabric and squeeze firmly with pliers. (The fabric will prevent the pliers from making scratches on the hardware.) Tug to make sure belting is secure.


Key Fobs Made with Dritz Key Fob Hardware, Glitter Elastic and Belting

Take a look at your stash of glitter key fobs! Pretty sweet! Pretty sparkly!


Key Fobs Made with Dritz Key Fob Hardware, Glitter Elastic and Belting. Easy DIY sewing project; gifts, bag making.

So, who’s on your list? These fun and functional fobs make great gifts for your BFFs, teachers and coworkers.

Keys slide easily onto the split ring. And who doesn’t love the colorful glitter/belting wrist band – bling, bling!


Key Fobs Made with Dritz Key Fob Hardware, Glitter Elastic and Belting. Easy DIY sewing project; gifts, bag making.

Love ’em!

Want more fob projects? Check these out:

And, here’s how they look when you attach them to bags & totes with a Dritz® swivel hook – a fantastic way to keep your keys handy!

 

Thanks to Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane for making these fun and festive fobs for us. Jennifer has contributed many popular projects to our blog – you’ll have a hard time picking out a favorite!

 

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