So, I am frantically finishing up some last minute gifts… how bout you, my friends? I thought I’d throw together a quick… and I mean this was quick, so be kind… tutorial for ya’ll to throw into some stockings or pass to your friends and such. Last year I made some key fobs for everyone, but this year I wanted to spice some things up a bit.
Here’s how I did it.
You will need:
one main piece of fabric 12″ x 4″
One piece of interfacing 12″ x 4″ … I used a medium weight fusible interfacing and it was a fab result.
Also, one piece of contrasting fabric for your cute ruffle 3/4″ x 24″
thread and other sewing stuffs
Now, take your ruffle piece and using a narrow and long zig zag stitch, stitch down each long edge to keep the piece from over fraying. I like the look of a little fraying, but not tons. If you want less, you could also serge the edges (lucky you if you have one!) or use some sort of no fray stuff. Here’s the setting on my machine that I used for this.
Next, using a long basting stitch (5 on my machine) stitch down the middle of the ruffle piece. Be sure to leave long tails of thread at the beginning and end. Do not backstitch over this.
Now, fold the key fob, short sides together with the ruffle on the inside, slip on the D ring (I forgot that the first time and so we did some fancy seam ripping super quick!) and stitch this closed using a 1/4″ or so top stitch.
I’m going to TRY to do a post tomorrow to let you in on all the other quick easy gifts I’m doing… you know, links and such.
Ta for now!