My first time sewing with Kraft Tex today. Did you read the wash comparison test I did last week about how to pre-treat the Kraft Tex to make it look like leather? For this one, I soaked once in boiling water for 5 minutes, gave it a crumple, folded it while wet and then pressed it to dry with an iron. Perfect!
Let me show you how it went sewing Kraft Tex for the first time while I make this simple ‘leather look' key fob.
How to make a Kraft Tex key fob
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I think if I was to make this again, I would go for a piece 4 inches wide and fold it into quarters for the leather part of the strap. I was just worried to start with about how many layers my machine could sew – but 4 seems just fine with my regular needle.
- Kraft Tex – I used Stone, a piece 10 inches long by 2 inches wide (or 4 inches wide).
- Small scrap of fabric – 1.5 inches wide by 10 inches long
- Key fob hardware – 1 inch wide
You can buy your Kraft Tex paper fabric in 5 different colors (natural, stone, chocolate, black and white) at:
Step by step how to make a quick and simple key fob
Cut your Kraft Tex 2 inches wide by 10 inches long. Soak it in boiling water for 5 minutes. For a more leather-look texture, crumple the Kraft Tex while still wet. Fold in half along the length, aligning the long edges. Press with an iron until dry.
Cut a scrap of fabric 1.5 inches wide by 10 inches long. If you have a repeating design, take care to center it down the center of the fabric. Fold in the long raw edges to the center with wrong sides together and press well. You should end up with a finished strip of fabric 3/4 inch wide.
Align the fabric centrally over the Kraft Tex strip and sew close to the edge of the fabric along both long edges. Trim the short edges neat and square.
Apply your key fob hardware and enjoy!
More Kraft Tex ideas
Want to learn more about what you can do with Kraft Tex? Check out the promo video for more examples.
Are you bursting with ideas now? Next I'm going to try the free wallet pattern I think.