We are big fans of “Wait Wait” – so I’m very glad you included it on the list. It’s a fun surprise when we turn on NPR in the car and it happens to be on; it’s usually when we’re returning from a trip because it’s on at a weird time here. But it’s always good for a laugh!
I wanted to show you what I whipped up the other day. But first, a little back story. I’ve
been talking to a few friends over the past couple of weeks about sewing, and a few of them wanted me to teach them something. So, we’ve been making lanyards for their keys.
I’ve concluded this is a younger girl’s preferred keychain, whereas I prefer something a little smaller. Can’t you just imagine slinging this around on your wrist on a college campus? But if the Munchkin got a hold of this….
Remember the matching keychains we got from Mom a while ago? This one:
Well, you can tell mine needs replacing. It’s gross! My friend Katie makes them to sell in her shop, and I really like them. But I had a piece of fabric I also really liked, so I decided to make my own on Friday.
- 12 in. piece of cotton webbing (mine is 1 in. wide)
- Piece of fabric cut 2 × 12 in.
- Piece of fusible interfacing ¾ × 12 in.
- Key fob clasp
- Iron the interfacing in the middle of the backside of my piece of fabric.
- Fold the two long sides towards each other to meet in the middle and iron.
- Pin to the piece of webbing so it’s centered.
- Sew a 1/8 in. seam along one side and repeat on the other. (Be sure to use coordinating thread for both sides – I used a blue for the top stitching and white in the bobbin.)
- Fold in half and place key fob clasp over the two unfinished edges in order to close the loop.
- Squeeze with needle nose pliers. (Note: I covered mine with masking tape so the ridges on the pliers wouldn’t mess up the key fob.)
- Attach to keys!
Done and done! It was surprisingly easy. Let me know if you need a replacement, too!