I feel quite strongly that Kate Spade and I might be BFF’s if we ever met in real life. (Is there a real Kate Spade?? I should probably know this.) I mean, obviously she loves color, classic style, and sometimes quirky quotes. And we can’t forget gold bows. It’s a match made in gold polkadot heaven.
I’ve been wanting to come up with quick and fun give ideas, that are also easy and super cute – and I thought I’d make something that was inspired by all things Kate Spade. These Kate Spade Inspired DIY Key Fobs fit the bill perfectly – they are quick to sew up, (you can totally do this as a beginner project) and they are so sweet!
They are bright and colorful and they have the cutest little gold bows – I think Kate would approve don’t you?
Maybe you don’t love all the glitter and stuff – that’s totally ok. I think they’d be great with an aztecy feel, or maybe something geometric! Any little print that you love will be perfect.
These little babies are so fast to sew up too. You can make one up in 15 minutes easy.
You could sew up a key fob for mom, one for you, and a few for your girlfriends in just an hour or so. Key Fobs for everyone!
So let’s get to the easy tutorial!
How to make these Easy DIY Key Fobs:
Materials (per key fob):
- Fabric – 3″ x 10″
- Fusible Fleece – 2″ x 10″
- Gold Bias Tape
- Thread to match fabric
- One 1.25″ Key Fob Clamp and Ring (I found mine on Etsy)
- Sewing Machine & Iron
Begin by ironing your fusible fleece to the wrong side of your fabric. Center it in the middle of the fabric piece.
Fold the long sides of the fabric strip in 3/8″ on each side. Press these folds in place.
Fold the fabric in half so the long edges are together. Press in place.
Create a small bow about 1″ wide from the gold bias tape. Sew it together by hand.
Cut a length of gold bias tape about 4″ long. Measure down on the fabric strip 1 1/2″ and place the strip so the ends will fold into the open section of the fabric and the tape will wrap around the fabric. Sew the bow in place on top of the bias tape.
With the bias tape tucked into the center of the fabric, pin the opening closed. Sew down the edge of the fabric strip, sewing the opening closed at the same time. Turn the fabric piece and sew up the folded edge as well. Make sure you move the bow as you sew so it’s not sewn down.
Fold the fabric strip in half, bringing the two short ends together. Tuck the ends into the key fob clamp.
Clamp the hardware closed. You can use a key fob clamp, or regular pliers. If you use regular flat nose pliers, wrap some felt around the pliers to protect the hardware.
Now you have a super cute little floral Bow Key Fob!
These are so addicting and quick – you will be wanting to make up more before you know it.
I’d love to see a photo if you make some up!