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How to make a Fabric Lanyard

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Learn how to sew a fabric lanyard. This simple lanyard sewing project is so easy even someone learning to sew can make one and it is a fun way to teach kids how to sew. Your child will be excited about learning to sew if you allow them to choose their favorite fabric.
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Lanyards are typically worn around the neck. By attaching a keyring or clip to the lanyard, it can be used in many ways, such as securing keys, badges and whistles. They are so much fun to make.

Watch this video tutorial and read the following step-by-step instructions to see how to make a fabric lanyard.



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WHAT YOU NEED:

Fabric Lanyard SuppliesSupplies

INSTRUCTIONS :

STEP 1: CUTTING FABRIC

First, measure the width of the swivel hook where the fabric will be attached and times this measurement x 4. Example: If the hook is 3/4" wide, the calculation is 3/4" x 4 = 3". This will be the width of the fabric strip.

Cut a piece of fabric the width of the fabric (selvage to selvage) which should be about 44" by width of the strip determined above.

Fabric Lanyard Measure Swivel Hook

Fabric Lanyard Cut FabricFabric Lanyard Cut Fabric

STEP 2: FOLDING

After cutting the strip, lay the strip on ironing board with wrong side facing up. Fold the strip in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and press. Open the strip and fold the outer edges to the center crease. Press well.

Fold the strip in half, press and pin in place.

Fabric Lanyard Iron Fabric In Half LengthwiseIron Fabric In Half Lengthwise

Fabric Lanyard Fold Fabric To FoldFold Fabric To Fold

Fabric Lanyard Iron Fabric To Fold Iron Fabric To Fold

Fabric Lanyard Iron Other Side Fabric to foldIron Other Side Fabric to fold

Fabric Lanyard Pin Folded fabricPin Folded fabric

STEP 3: EDGESTITCH

Edgestitch 1/8" from the edge on both sides.

Fabric Lanyard Topstitch Open edge

Fabric Lanyard Topstitch Opposite edge

STEP 4: ATTACH STRAP TO SWIVEL HOOK

Fold the strip in half with raw edges together; making sure not to twist the fabric. Slip the raw edges of the strap into the swivel hook and fold over about 2". Then fold under the raw edges 1/2". Pin in place.

Fabric Lanyard Fold Lanyard In HalfFold Lanyard In Half

Fabric Lanyard Slide On Swivel Hook Slide On Swivel Hook

Fabric Lanyard Fold End Down two inchesFold End Down two inches

Fabric Lanyard Fold Under Raw EdgeFold Under Raw Edge

Fabric Lanyard Pin In PlacePin In Place

SEWING

To secure the strap to the swivel hook you will do two rows of stitches. For the first row, you will be stitching close to the fold - Stitch forward, then stitch backward over previous stitches, then stitch forward again. Fabric Lanyard Sew Near Fold

Fabric Lanyard Sew Back

Then sew another row of stitches 1/4" away from the first row - again stitch forward, then stitch backward over previous stitches and forward again.Fabric Lanyard Sew Near Inner fold

Fabric Lanyard Sew Across again

The lanyard is finished and ready to use.

Make the lanyard for yourself, your children or make as gifts for family, friends, kids or co-workers. They make great stocking stuffers.

Fabric Key Lanyard

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this project, contact us through the YouTube Video comments or our Contact Us page. We respond to questions in e-mails and YouTube comments regularly.

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