Sewing Tutorial: Make a Swivel Hook Lanyard

It’s extra special when you use your favorite fabric.

Lanyards are so handy. Use them to keep essential items like keys and ID cards close at hand. Why wear a standard issue or store-bought lanyard when it’s so easy to make your own?  This is a great beginning sewing project that you can accomplish is less than 30 minutes. Just grab some of your favorite fabric, a Dritz® swivel hook, and some basic sewing supplies. 

Sewing Tutorial: Make a Swivel Hook Lanyard

Here are the sewing supplies you’ll need to make this lanyard:

  • 2-1/2″ x 35″ piece of fabric
  • Dritz® swivel hook
  • Straight pins
  • Dritz® Stitch Witchery® 
  • Omnigrid® ruler, rotary cutter and mat
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron

Sewing Tutorial: Make a Swivel Hook Lanyard

1) Cut your fabric to size using your ruler, rotary cutter and mat. Fold the two short edges of your fabric in 1/4″ and use Stitch Witchery® to create a no-sew hem following the instructions on the Stitch Witchery® packaging. 


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Swivel Hook Lanyard

2) Press the fabric in half lengthwise to create a center fold as a guide. Unfold the fabric, and press the two long edges into the center fold.

3) Fold edges in to center fold; press and pin. Your final width should be approximately 5/8″ wide.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Swivel Hook Lanyard

4) Topstitch all four sides with a 1/8″ seam.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Swivel Hook Lanyard

5) Slide the fabric strip through the swivel hook about 1/2″ to 1″. Overlap the opposite end and stitch all the layers together to secure the swivel hook and complete your lanyard. 

Now wasn’t that easy? So much so, that you might want to make a few of these. They make great gifts, too!

 

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