A useful guide for DIY ruffled fabric wristlet
Easy sewing crafts on how to make a fabric wristlet with side ruffled for keyfob holder.
For everyone who has a lot of keys around the house from house keys, car keys, or locker keys, you might want to make this easy fabric wristlet to organize them so it will be easy to carry around and easily find them. I sometimes got a hard time to find it when these keys were tucked way in the bottom of my purse.
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I use the same lobster claw clasp for attaching these keys, same as the one for the ribbon lanyard I made a while ago because it is easy to clip on anything. If you have multiple keys, you might want to use the key rings to organize them then hang it on the clasp.
Why Do You Need Keyfob Holder
Imagine, when you look for the car key, did not realize it is on the washer with another laundry. Yup, I got that, and I know it is a careless thing to do, but hey, things happen.
So, yea, the keyfob wristlet is one of many solutions to keep all the keys in one place.
What You Need To Make Keyfob Wristlet
Lots of material you can use for making this keyfob holder. You can use new materials or upcycle items you already have.
Grosgrain ribbon is the easiest material to work. The non-frayed edge will require minimal sewing process.
Fat quarter cotton fabric has so many beautiful prints available. Leather or faux leather also a great material to use.
You can also repurpose something you have around the house like used shirts, worn jeans, pillowcase, or fabric scraps. This simple project is great for turning something worn out into something new.
For this project, I use cotton fabric. One sheet of a fat quarter cotton size is enough to make four sets of wristlets. You can also use two different fabric prints for mix and match between the wristlet and the ruffle.
- Fat quarter cotton fabric or jelly rolled cotton fabric.
- D ring Lobster claw clasp
- Fusible fleece or quilt batting
- Disappeared ink marker
- Ironing machine
- Sewing machine
How To Make Ruffled Fabric Keyfob Holder
Cut the fabric into 2 rectangles (fabric A) size 1.5 x 12 inches and 2 very long rectangles (fabric B) size 2 x 21 inches. Cut the fusible fleece or quilt batting into 1 rectangle size 1 x 10 inches.
Fold the very long rectangles (fabric B) into half lengthwise, and press it with an ironing machine. Fold both edges of fabric A lengthwise about 1/4 inch for the hem. Press it with an ironing machine.
Gather the fabric B for ruffle by using straight stitch but increase the stitch length and no backstitching at the start and the end.
I set the stitch length into 4.8 on my sewing machine. Alternatively, use the hand needle to sew a long stitch. Then pull one of the threads gently. You will get a nice ruffled. Make sure you get enough length into 10 inches long.
Set the straight stitch into a regular stitch length (mine is on 2.5).
Take one fabric A, sew the raw edge of the ruffle on the folded line. Repeat the process for the second ruffled fabric.
Take another fabric A and put the batting on the wrong side of the fabric between the fold. Sew all together by topstitching the hem of the fabric A.
Insert the D ring of the clasp on one end of the wristlet. Sew the end of the wristlet together.
Turn it inside out and put the clasp on the end of the wristlet. Sew it one more time so that the clasp will stay at the end of the wristlet.
Gather all your keys on the key ring. Then attach on the D ring of the clasp.Make this ruffled fabric wristlet for your keys or purse. Click To Tweet
Your first fabric wristlet is ready. Got extra time at the weekend or looking for some summer activities? Then use this DIY fabric wristlet tutorial to make more of wristlet sets.
Maybe you will have more sets ready. No worries! You can give it as a homemade gift for loved ones. You can also personalize the color for their preferences, or upcycle their shirts into something new.