{Cricut Maker} Easy Key Fob Tutorial + GIVEAWAY

*** Cricut provided me with all the materials in the picture below in exchange for a product tutorial. 
All thoughts are mine and are not influenced by anyone else. ***

I have a fun tutorial for you today using my Cricut Maker --  Key Fobs!  They are quick to make, perfect for fat quarters or scrap busters and easy to give as a gift!  They are super easy to make, but even quicker when you use your Cricut Maker.   Be sure to read all the way to the end because 5 lucky readers are going to win one of the Key Fobs pictured above!!

Materials Needed

Time:  30 minutes, including Fray Check drying time.

* If you do not own a Cricut Maker (yet..), measurements are given below the picture in Step 1.

Step 1: Open the {Easy} Key Fob Design in Design Space

Main fabric: 10" x 3 15/16" (L x W)
Stabilizer: 10" x 15/16" (L x W)
(fabric is cut just a scant under the nearest inch so when folded, it is not wider than the hardware kit)

Then click "Make It". 

 (The pink rectangle is your fabric and the white rectangle is for your stabilizer.)

Step 2:  Place your extra firm stabilizer on the pink (fabric) mat.  Click Continue.  Under Set Material, select Ultra Firm Stabilizer.

Load your mat and cut your material.  Remove from mat.  Set aside.

Step 3: Repeat process with main fabric, making sure to edit the Material to Medium Fabric (cotton).  

Tip:  Place your fabric face down (not like I did, face up...lol)

Step 4:  Fold the fabric in half, wrong sides together, matching the long edges.  Press.

Step 5: Unfold.  Place the stabilizer along the fold.  Take the long, raw edge and fold towards the middle, covering the stabilizer.  Press.

Step 6:  Repeat with other side.   Fold again along the original fold.  Press.  

Step 7: Pin along the edges to keep the edges even.  Sew along the double fold edge first, with a 1/8" seam allowance.

Your width should be 1" after it's all folded up.

Tip: Use your blind hem foot to keep your topstitching super straight!!

Step 8: Sew along the opposite edge with a 1/8" seam allowance.  Leave the short ends raw.

Step 9: Apply Fray Check to short, raw ends and let dry, per package instructions.

Step 10. Bring short ends together and insert into the Key Fob Hardware.  Using a pliers, gently press the hardware together, enclosing the raw ends.  (To avoid scratching your hardware, wrap pliers in tape or place a scrap of fabric between the pliers and hardware.  

Step 11: Attach metal ring and keys!

That's it!!  You are finished!

Isn't this so easy?!  The Cricut Maker makes it even easier!! The cuts are perfect and done in mere seconds.  I can't wait to see yours!  Join the Linky Party -- through April 13th, 2018! 😊

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5 comments on "{Cricut Maker} Easy Key Fob Tutorial + GIVEAWAY"
  1. I've always wanted to make these! I don't have a Cricut Maker, but I'll use the measurements.

  2. I'd love to see more information on cutting different materials with this machine.

    1. Sure thing!! I touched on this a bit in my Review post of it: http://thats-sew-kari.blogspot.com/2018/03/introducing-cricut-maker.html

  3. I would like to see how it could help with making quilts.

  4. Such a fun, fast & cute project! Love it!


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