Freebie Friday: Still trying to work on my computer

Freebie Friday: Key Fobs!Well, I think I know what happened with my computer. So, I think I know how to get it fixed. In the meantime, I am trying to work around it. For this week’s freebie, we’re working on key fobs!

Have you ever dug in your purse, and dug, and dug, only to have your keys end up all the way at the bottom? Just when you are coming out of a hard, frustrating day of work. You just want to get in your car and get out of the parking lot as fast as possible. Instead, you’re stuck, standing there, digging in your purse, which has now become a black hole. Oh, I am right there with you!

Last week, I came across a pattern to make a key fob. I was impressed with how easy and inexpensive it is to make one.  There is the quilted one I have made. I am also looking into making the one out of ribbon and heavy duty webbing.

Quilted Key Fob Materials:

  • 2″x 10″ iron on fusible fleece. I used Pellon 987F Fusible Fleece .
  • 3″x10″ fabric scraps: I picked red and white fabric from an old fat quarter I had laying around.
  • key fob hardware: I originally picked this up at Joann’s as well, but if you are thinking of making them in bulk to sell, you can get them much cheaper at Amazon.
  • A pair of pliers

Quilted Key Fob Instructions:

  1. After cutting your fabric and fusible fleece to the right dimensions, center the fusible fleece to the middle of the fabric wrong sides together.
  2. Iron the fusible fleece using the correct heat setting given by the manufacturer onto the fabric.
  3. Fold the fabric from both sides and fold the entire thing in half to hide the raw edges on the long sides.
  4. Topstitch together using coordinating thread. Now your key fob is 1″ x 10″.
  5. Quilt it as you want to. I haven’t experimented yet with free-motion quilting, so I have stuck with straight lines.
  6. Fold it in half, stick the raw edges into the key fob hardware. Use an extra piece of fabric or fleece to cushion the hardware while you clamp the hardware together.
  7. Give it a gentle yank to make sure it is secure, and you’re done!

If you’re one of visual those people like me that need a video to see what I’m talking about, here’s one from YouTube:

 

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