Quick and Simple Key Fobs Tutorial

Welcome to the first post in our Seasonal Sewing Series.  I’ve already seen many of the projects that are coming your way over the next few weeks, and I’ve been amazed at the quality of both the projects and the tutorials.  Puts my little project to shame!  But at least these won’t take you long to make …

I’m kicking us off today with something very quick and simple you can make for the festive season – a quick and simple key fobs tutorial.


Quick and simple, sewn ribbon key fob tutorial.


These are great to make at this time of year.  These really do take just minutes to make and are inexpensive.  A quick and easy project for:

  • stocking stuffers for everyone
  • make to sell at your Christmas Bazaar or Church Fayre
  • earning a little extra cash on Etsy
  • practical, we all need them

There are so many pretty ribbons available in so many designs, that if you want to make these on a specific theme you can do.  How about for sports fans, cat lovers or coffee addicts – you can find a ribbon to suit them all.

Take a look at the video to see how easy it is.  [Note - when the video starts to play, you can click on the little 'gear' button to change the resolution and make it better quality.]



Supplies for making your own key fobs can be found at Print or Plain.

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I’m so excited about this Seasonal Sewing Series.  We have some really great posts and projects coming up and of course the daily prize giveaways, and the Grand Prize Giveaway at the end.  So without further delay, let me introduce you to the sponsor for today’s post and giveaway prize – a great big THANK YOU to Sewaholic Patterns!




About Sewaholic Patterns: Sewaholic Patterns is the first company to offer pretty, versatile sewing patterns for pear-shaped women! Our patterns are easy to use and designed to fit and flatter a pear-shaped figure.

Based in Vancouver BC, Sewaholic Patterns was founded in 2010 by Tasia Pona. The idea to create patterns specifically for pear-shaped women came from her frustration in having to alter commercial patterns to fit her curvy lower body. She knew she couldn’t be the only one out there feeling the same way. Why not create simple, flattering patterns proportioned for our body type instead?

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Sewaholic Patterns is proudly Canadian. All of our patterns are named after Vancouver area landmarks (Crescent Beach, Lonsdale Quay, Minoru Park) and are printed on FSC-certified and recycled paper. Sewaholic Patterns are stocked in over forty retail shops around the world. We’re excited to see more and more people learning to sew and taking pride in making their own clothing!

We’re combining fashion industry experience with decades of sewing knowledge to develop a full range of patterns. Our goal is that with Sewaholic Patterns, you’ll be able to sew a practical and pretty wardrobe, tailored to suit your body type. The Sewaholic blog is full of tips, tutorials and step-by-step photo demonstrations to help you sew with confidence!

Read more on the Sewaholic blog or browse the pattern shop!

The prize: One sewing pattern of your choice plus worldwide shipping

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Runner up prize: One ‘Sew your own key fobs kit’ from the Print or Plain shop

Entering the draw is easy – use the Rafflecopter form below for your entries.  Tasia at Sewaholic has kindly offered to sent this sewing pattern worldwide – so wherever you are in the world – enter for your chance to win!

Daily giveaways throughout November and a Grand Prize Draw to win a PGM dress form and a Juki Serger!  Running at So Sew Easy during Nov 2013.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Do keep following along with the series, check back every day to see the latest projects, enter the daily prize draw and watch out for the series wrap-up and Grand Prize Draw for a PGM dress form and a Juki serger!


Daily giveaways throughout November and a Grand Prize Draw to win a PGM dress form and a Juki Serger!  Running at So Sew Easy during Nov 2013.


Terms and conditions:  Giveaway closes on 17 Nov 2013 at 11.59pm.  Winners will be selected at random by Rafflecopter, all entries and entrants have an equal chance of winning. Winners will be notified by email and have 3 days to respond.  So Sew Easy is not responsible for prize delivery, your details will be sent to the sponsor for direct delivery of your prize.  This draw is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with any of the external websites such as Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.  Giveaway open to all participants including guest bloggers, sponsors and I’m entering too!

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78 Responses to Quick and Simple Key Fobs Tutorial

  1. Deby, I love these key fobs. They would be a gr eat stocking stuffer! You have to love a quick and easy project!

  2. I am working on Thanksgiving decorative pillows.

  3. Becky R says:

    Fun! I’m going to like your Seasonal Sewing Series!

  4. smonakey says:

    The key fobs look great & who doesn’t always need one? I’m off to get the supplies to make them.

  5. rrjane011749jane d says:

    I’ve got 5 rag quilts ready to make for grandkids!

  6. Karen J says:

    Love thekey fobs and they are pretty but look sturdy.

  7. Sherry S says:

    I am working on pajama pants for the whole family for Christmas morning.

  8. jackienj says:

    I am expecting a baby any day now, I hope to get back to sewing for myself and of course for my new baby girl.

  9. kbo says:

    My next project is a Thanksgiving welcome sign for my entry door.

  10. I’m planning on making some aprons.

  11. Elizabeth L says:

    I’m going to be making at least one Christmas tree skirt this year!

  12. Lori Whitley says:

    I would love to win a free pattern . I don’t have a lot of money but I do have a passion for sewing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. I am working on weekender bags as Christmas gifts.

  14. Mechele Johnson says:

    I am making a ton of little girl’s dresses, tutu’s, and stockings for a Christmas Bazaar! I have been sewing like mad!

  15. sjmcclelland says:

    This is a great idea – my son is now carrying his own house key and seems to loose his key fob on a regular basis. I can see a few of these in his stocking.

  16. Gail says:

    Cute key fobs! Look forward to the daily projects as I’m always on the lookout for sewing & gift inspiration. My holiday sewing includes pj pants, fleece blankets, boxers, toddler backpacks, & machine embroidery embellishment on most :)
    Sewaholic Patterns are amazing. I really admire Tasia.

  17. Carla G says:

    I’m making Christmas ornaments for my work xmas party. And making reuseable tote bags and if I have time other items for gifts. :)

  18. Judith says:

    I think that this will be the year of the LBD–except in my case it will be red to make it more Christmassy! Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway. I love Tasia’s patterns.

  19. Stacy Lynn Baum says:

    Quilt bowls, makeup bags and stuffed animals are on my holiday DIY list.

  20. Crystal Emsoff says:

    Super cute key fobs! My main holiday project is to make my daughter a nice dress to wear for Santa pictures.

  21. At the moment, I’m working on a set of fabric baskets for Christmas. Lots of handmade presents planned. I need a key fob myself and they’d make great presents. This is going to be a great series, Deby!!!

  22. Maryall says:

    I’m planning make-up bags for my friends :) thank you for the giveaway!

  23. Diya says:

    Thanks Deby for the opportunity.. I am so excited about this new series too.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Deby,
      Thanks for that nice tutorial. I will give it a try soon ;-) Sewaholic offers very nice patterns. I think I am already adicted ;-)

      I am going to sew some nice sleepy owl bags and I am knitting socks for Christmas

      Cheers, Jessica

  24. Chelsea says:

    This is so cute! I am going to make my son a quiet book. It’s going to take a lot of work!

  25. Judith Martinez says:

    I’m planning on making some Jesse tree ornaments.

  26. Thank you for a great tutorial. So glad I found your blog. I look forward to seeing the rest of the series for the holidays.

  27. CarmencitaB says:

    Very cool key fob kit.

  28. I plan on making Christmas place mats for my dinning room table. And the pot holders from Wednesday’s tutorial.

  29. Great Christmas gift! This series is so fun!

  30. DJ says:

    I’m planning to make my family pajama pants!

  31. Kristin says:

    Your tutorial was great— easy to follow directions and supply list. Thank you! I plan to make some for Christmas gifts.

  32. I’m planning some clothing, an apron, and scarves to give to my family as Christmas gifts.

  33. Alison says:

    Great Tutorial and Great giveaway!

  34. Alison says:

    Should have said, I plan to sew some velvet trousers for my daughter to wear on Christmas Day as she refuses to wear dresses!

  35. Zoe says:

    I’m probably going to make some christmas themed aprons and some stuffed stocking christmas tree decorations!

  36. Theresa says:

    My boys are getting Cars pillow cases, and a few pair of pants for their growing legs.
    These key fobs are great. I think I’ll make these with my eleven year old step daughter for her friend gifts.

  37. Veronica Naught says:

    Just recently found you blog, I love it and check it at least daily there are so many great ideas and things to learn

  38. Jane S. says:

    I’ll be doing Christmas ornaments this year (well, I do every year), and I also have some pillowcases to make. I enjoy making things by hand to give as gifts. :)

  39. Shannon says:

    I’m hoping to make a few decorative pillows.

  40. Malin Kinberg says:

    I’m planning on making a Pyjama storing dragon for my nephew.

  41. geni says:

    Super cute and easy too. I have often wanted to try a Sewaholic pattern also.

  42. Cindy says:

    I’m going to make some of the key fobs for my family to put in their stockings. I love that they are quick, so I’m sure to be able to fit them in between my many other projects. Thanks for the tutorial.

  43. Sidra Goldsmit says:

    I’m so excited to make these key fobs. It’s perfect for gifts all year long. Thanks for sharing

  44. Paula says:

    The key fobs are really cute! This year some of the gifts will be purses and bags sewn by me. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  45. Sue Cooper says:

    I think these keys fobs are really ingenious. I plan on sewing some purses for gifts this year.

  46. Wanda Bergman says:

    I would like to sew a tree skirt.

  47. Lora Howard says:

    Being in a new home (after divorce) and now with the love of my life, I’m busy trying to get everything ready for the holidays, ornaments, tree skirt, stockings, etc. I’m also wanting to make some cute embellished t-shirts/onesies for my grandkids.

  48. Joy says:

    I have planned to sew pyjamas, softies and board shorts :)

  49. a great start to the seasonal sewing series

  50. Mimi O says:

    These a really sweet…something to add to sewing for stocking stuffers. :-D

  51. Gaye Proctor says:

    These key fobs are great and a great giveaway too.

  52. Janis S says:

    I don’t have plans to sew anything this year, but am knitting some scarves….and I think I’ll have to make some key fobs too.

  53. Rochelle says:

    Looking forward to trying these key fobs, also been making Snowflake Ornaments. Just finished a couple LiL Twister pattens, a Halloween spider and a couple 2 color tablerunners.

  54. Brigitte Cowan says:

    I plan on making these key fobs. I’m ALWAYS looking for keys in my purse and this would help.

  55. Emma Lawson says:

    Such a rad sewing series! Looking forward to more posts.

  56. Marchelle A-D says:

    Thanksgiving themed Yarmulke for my husband. Hanakkuh is on Thanksgiving this uear!

  57. Amy says:

    These are quite nifty! Thanks for the inspiration and lovely giveaway

  58. shannonsfun says:

    I don’t have any right now.

  59. Anastacia says:

    I’m more of a knitter/crocheter fiber artist, but I have a sewing machine & I’m always looking for quick & easy gift ideas. I just bought a stack of scrap fabric, having no idea what I was going to do with it but the fabric was just so cute! So thanks – even with my basic sewing skills I think I can manage this.

  60. Barbara Lima says:

    Great easy idea!

  61. eleanor says:

    I’m making a Christmas baby blanket

  62. amy mayer says:

    a seasonal skirt for the holiday parties

  63. Serena Powell says:

    I’m going to be making stockings

  64. Stephen says:

    My mom and son!

  65. Judith R. says:

    Every holiday, I sew little drawstring bags and fill them with sweets for my sweet nieces and nephews.

  66. allyson becker says:

    planning a tree skirt

  67. Karen Drake says:

    I am hoping to make a festive table runner and placemats this year.

  68. beth says:

    id like to make a scarf

  69. Diane says:

    Cute key fobs. I’ll be working on some zipper pouches for gifts. Thanks for this tutorial and chance to win!

  70. Heather B says:

    I am currently working on some new felties for hair clips

  71. Peggy Mays says:

    I am going to make scarves and maybe some hats.

  72. molli vandehey says:

    my daughter is the sewer in the family. cant wait to see what she comes up with

  73. Vanda Kelly says:

    I love this fast and easy project. This will be something I can make for my sons’ teachers.

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