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Fabric Lanyard Tutorial

Do you use a lanyard is it boring and dull? Want to have a unique me-made one? Great I will show you how!

I have chosen to use the Craft cotton co pink basics fat quarter pack as pink is my favourite colour and matches my lippy!


What you need

  • Fabric 2.5inch x 40 inch (Don’t worry if you don’t have the length as you can cut shorter strips and sew them together)

  • Sewing machine with matching or contrast thread

  • Lanyard swing swivel snap clasp-I got mine from an online auction site.

  • Scissors

  • Long ruler

  • Fabric marker pen of your choice

  • Cutting mat and rotary cutter is optional

  • Iron and ironing board


Step 1

Pick a fabric that you love and give it a good press with the iron.

Step 2

Cut your strip or strips of fabric to 2.5 x 40 inches using the cutting method of your choice. If you have cut shorter strips remember you will loose a little length with sewing your seams together so just cut a little extra. Double check that your final strip measures 2.5 inches by 40 inches.

Step 3

Press your fabric strip in half to find the centre.

Step 4

Fold the raw edges into the centre fold and press do this on both sides.

Step 5

Stitch close to the edge of Where the 2 folded sides meet. Sew only down the one side.

Step 6

Fold this 40-inch strip in half on itself making it 20 inches long. Take care not to twist.

Step 7

Slip the ring over one of the raw edge ends. Move the ring up, put both raw edges together and stitch half an inch securing the stitches at the start and end.

Step 8

Fold it back to enclose the ring and stitch.

Congratulations you now have a me-made lanyard! You can now strut around wearing your keys and Id Tag with pride.

Why not make these up and make as gifts this would be perfect for a secret santa gift!!... Yes I said Santa! You could even embroider your name on it!

Hope you enjoyed this project

Love Carrie


Tag me in your makes on Instagram @ carrie_can_make_it #carriesprojects

Made by Carrie Marshall for The Craft Cotton Company 2018

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