Kate Spade Inspired Key Fobs

Kate Spade Inspired Key Fobs - these are so cute and look so easy to make!

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!

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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.

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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!

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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
  • Needle
  • One 1.25″ Key Fob Clamp and Ring (I found mine on Etsy)
  • Pliers
  • 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.

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Fold the long sides of the fabric strip in 3/8″ on each side. Press these folds in place.

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Fold the fabric in half so the long edges are together. Press in place.

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Create a small bow about 1″ wide from the gold bias tape. Sew it together by hand.

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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.

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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.

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Fold the fabric strip in half, bringing the two short ends together. Tuck the ends into the key fob clamp.

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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.

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Now you have a super cute little floral Bow Key Fob!

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These are so addicting and quick – you will be wanting to make up more before you know it.

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I’d love to see a photo if you make some up!

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44 Comments

  • Reply July 25, 2015

    Leslie

    I’m so making these! They do look really simple but they are so cute! I’m loving the little bow. I’m stopping by from the Sunday link up!

  • Reply July 25, 2015

    Katherines Corner

    I love these! The little gold bows are the perfect bit of something special to make them absolutely perfect. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  • Reply July 26, 2015

    Michelle James

    These are really fun. I love the fabrics you used. I always have scraps of fabric laying around!

  • Reply July 26, 2015

    Tenns

    These are super cute! I’m overdue for a new addition to my keychain. Pinning these for later when I have time to be crafty. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply July 27, 2015

    Shirley

    These are so cute. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply July 27, 2015

    Christie

    These are beautiful, and would make excellent gifts! Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party. Be sure to stop by Sparkles of Sunshine tonight to see your feature!

  • Reply July 28, 2015

    Heather G

    Gorgeous material patterns. Did you use 1.25″ key fobs? Thanks.

    • July 30, 2015

      Beverly

      Thanks so much! Yes, they were the 1.25″ fobs. :)

  • Reply July 29, 2015

    Jennifer Dawn

    Gorgeous! The fabric! The gold finishes! I simply adore these! Just wanted to let you know that they are being featured at this week’s link party. http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2015/07/a-little-bird-told-me-weekly-link-party_29.html

  • Reply July 29, 2015

    Lexi Michelle

    Wow these are soo cute!! And you can totally use any fabric design! Love it!!

  • Reply July 30, 2015

    Lynne

    Can you please share your supplier for the gold key fob hardware? I was not able to find it anywhere etsy, Amazon or eBay. These are so cute and & I want to start making them for Christmas gifts.

  • Reply August 2, 2015

    rebecca lopez

    I just love these so much! They are so cute!

  • Reply September 9, 2015

    Stephanie @ Casa Watkins

    SUPER CUTE! I adore these key fobs. I will be including them in a roundup of Kate Spade inspired projects on my blog.

  • Reply November 30, 2015

    Lynne

    Can you offer any advise on making those tiny bows! I’m pretty crafty but I’m struggling with these little bows

  • Reply December 16, 2015

    Kathy

    Yes, there really is a Kate Spade. She has a very interesting story to tell on how she first got started. She made her first mock up handbags out of burlap and sold the designs to a big fancy department store in New York, where she got her first order (yes, all they saw were the “burlap” mock ups)! Her and her husband run the company.

  • Reply April 18, 2016

    Maureen

    I just made this using your pattern, I extended it to 12 inches so it would fit around my wrist. Thanks!

  • Reply April 30, 2016

    Shelly

    These are ridiculous!!!! That’s how good they are! I am slightly, I mean completely obsessed with Kate Spade and her cute bows. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Definitely a home run <3

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