Welcome to another tutorial. This week I am going to show you how to make a Lanyard with card holder and key bog. I choose Valentine colors in honor of the upcoming holiday. Lanyards can be used for work badges or as a wallet for a quick shopping trip. When you start your project start by shopping for your lanyard hardware first because the width of the lanyard depends on the style of hardware. I choose a swivel clasp I found in the purse accessories at my local craft store for $1.99. I measured the distance at the largest part of the loop at 1 inch so I (X's by 4) and that is the width I cut the fabric. using this formula you can make adjustments for your lanyard hardware. So here goes, as always read the complete tutorial before beginning, measure twice cut once. Happy sewing.
Neck Lanyard with Card Holder and Key Fob
Supplies: Sewing machine
Thread to match fabric
Rotary Cutter, Ruler and Mat (optional)
3 Fabric choices
A) lanyard strap, Length of fabric(42) X 4x width desired for
hardware I used 4 inches
B) Base of card holder 2 pieces cut at 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
C) Pocket and loop 1 piece 2 x 2 in. for loop and 1 piece 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.
Extra Heavy Weight Stabilizer double sided iron-on 2 1/1 x 4 1/2 in.
Medium Weight Stabilizer one sided iron on 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.
Package of lanyard hardware.
|All pieces cut and ready to go.|
|Measurement of the widest part of the loop is 1 in.|
Example 1x4=4 so I cut the fabric at 4 inches wide
|Fold the fabric over and iron a nice crisp edge|
|then open and fold in both sides to the center and iron a |
|it should look like this now use a spray bottle to help get a crisp |
edge or a steam iron.
|Sew along the edges to finish off. Place it on your neck and decide |
how far you want it to hang down in front of you, add 2 inches for a fold
over then cut off the excess. This left over piece will be used for your
key fob. I cut mine at 33 inches.
|When you lay your lanyard out decide how you want it to hang on |
your neck then place on a flat surface. lay one side 2 inches higher then
the other side
|fold up the longer side to match up with the short side edge and place a pin|
|place the hardware on and fold up|
|add a pin and it should look like this now.|
|Attach your zipper foot to your machine this will help get close |
to the metal loop and sew a square through the four layers
|OK first part done, repeat all steps with your left over piece for your key fob.|
|For the card holder cut both stabilizers at a 45 degree angle. |
1 inch from each corner on the top only.
|center on fabric and iron in place be careful not to touch the iron to |
the sticky stuff and cut the top corners of the fabric 1/2 inch from
each edge. see picture it should look like this now.
|carefully fold up edges and iron in place|
|place raw sides together and iron from the medium stabilizer side |
till they stick together and set aside.
|get the loop piece and fold in half, open and iron edges to the center|
and fold again like the lanyard strap.
|sew along the edges like you did with the lanyard strap.|
|fold the pocket piece in half right sides together and sew along each side |
leave the top open for turning.
|turn right side out and tuck in top 1/2 in. to hide raw edges. |
sew across the top opening ONLY the rest will be sewn later.
|place pocket on top of card holder base and it should look like this now.|
|go to the machine and start at the top right side of pocket sewing|
down one side around to the top of the other side of pocket and stop
with needle down.
|insert the loop at this point and continue sewing|
|sew back over the loop to secure it in place and finish off back |
where you started. Place it on your lanyard and you are ready to go.
|Place your cards in the pocket and attach your keys to your key fob.|