Springtime is a busy season at our house. Scouts, soccer, holidays, travel – it all seems to happen in the spring! I don’t get much sewing time, so I like quick projects for spring. This cork monogram key fob fits the bill.
It’s a cute little accessory to add to your bag or your keychain! And because it’s made from cork fabric, it’s quick and easy to sew! Cork fabric doesn’t fray so there are no raw edges to deal with. It took me just 15 minutes to make one. So sew one up for yourself, and maybe some to give as quick gifts to your favorite friends.
Stiff interfacing between the layers of cork give the monogram key fob some body and a little extra weight so it hangs nicely. A swivel hook makes it easy to clip it to your keychain or the handle of your bag.
I’ve got a free pattern with all the letters of the alphabet, plus a heart because my daughter wanted me to make a heart shaped key fob for her. She’s 14 and hip to all the trends so I took that as a sign I should include it in the pattern.
Pellon® 72F Peltex® Two-Sided Fusible Ultra Firm Stabilizer
2 ½” of twill tape (same width as the swivel hook ring)
Cut out 2 of your monogram letter from cork fabric, one right side up and one wrong side up. Cut 1 of the inside letter (dashed line) from the Peltex.
Thread twill tape through the swivel hook ring, folding the tape back on itself so raw edges are together.
Stitch the twill tape to the Peltex monogram at the place and angle that you want your swivel hook to attach to the key fob. Leave roughly ¾” between the swivel hook ring and the edge of the Peltex.
Sandwich the Peltex monogram between the two cork monograms (right sides facing out).
Fuse the layers together with your iron set to a lower setting and a pressing cloth between the iron and the cork fabric. Be careful with this step so you don’t melt the cork fabric. You don’t need to create a permanent bond, just enough to hold all the pieces together while you sew the outside.
Stitch around all sides of your monogram with 1/8” seam allowance.
DONE! Clip your monogram key fob to your keychain or bag!