keyring wristlet with TUTORIAL

Davis and I have shared ONE car our entire marriage {5+ years….}and since we shared car keys, i have been banned from adding anything “cute” to keys. well, those days are over. we bought a 2nd car FINALLY!! yippee! and guess who officially gets her very own set of keys…yup, me. so the first thing i did was make a cute keyring wrist let to go with my stylin new ride. 
i wasn’t sure if i’d like something so large on my keys, but honestly, i love it. here’s why:
  • easier to find my keys in my handbag {yes, i lose them in there all the time and sadly, my bag is small}
  • they stay around my wrist while i lift little man in and out of the car. 
  • no more dropping my keys in the parking lot or while trying to unlock the front door.
  • when i don’t take my handbag and i have no pockets, i simply wear them around my wrist.
  • it’s pretty!!

here’s a quick tutorial. these whip up really quick and take simple sewing.

15″ x 3″ piece of heavy fabric (i used cotton canvas)
1.75″ D-ring

iron your fabric strip 1/4″ over on the long side of the fabric.
repeat on the other long side.
then iron 1/4″ over on both small ends. should look like this.
next, fold in half length wise and iron.
should look like this.
now top stitch around all sides of strip.
almost done!!
next, thread the D-ring over one side then wrap the fabric strip around overlapping the two ends about 2″ from the D-ring. 
sew a small rectangular box over the ends to reinforce the seam.
should look like this. you could stop here, but i had to embellish with something :)
i made a simple yo-yo flower and added a rhinestone to the center.
ta-da! how cute is that? AND so functional too. 
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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Very nicely done!! But even more exciting – you got a car!! Wooohooo for you!!

  2. 2
    Pati @ A Crafty Escape

    Congrats on the car! I recently made something similar for Mother's Day and kept one for myself- I love it! Like you, I like being able to find it and hang it around my wrist while I sherd the sheep, I mean kids, into the car. Enjoy!

  3. 3

    Super cute! I love the grey with the red/pink flower.

  4. 4

    Veeeerrrry Cute! I just love the addition of the yo-yo flower!
    and congrats on the new car!

  5. 5

    Ka-ute!!! And congrats on your new stylin' car!

  6. 6
    Love Stitched

    congrats on the new car :) LOVE your new key chain so cute!

  7. 7

    congrats on the new car!

  8. 8

    Oh cute! I need one of these! Thanks so much for the how-to, I'll be linking.

  9. 9

    I L.O.V.E. it! I am definatly going to be making me one of these! I always am losing my keys!

  10. 10

    So cute … it seems you are more excited about having your own darling key ring than the new car!

  11. 11
    Lee Ann

    THANKYOU!! I love this! And your tutorial was so easy peasy I made two today!! can't wait to make more. xx

  12. 12
    The Fifes

    this is very cute!

  13. 14

    This will work fabulously. Trying to keep the keys close at hand while getting kids in the car can be a challenge! When my trousers have no pockets, I’m so fearful I’m going to drop them or lose them in the parking lot or car. Thanks for sharing.

  14. 15

    This is such a great and functional item. I have a degenerative illness which causes me to drop things very frequently. I will make one of these so that I can continue to look fashionable while reducing the rate of dropped items in a given day. Thank you!

    1. 15.1

      This is so cute and a super gift to give to someone! Thanks for a great tutorial and for sharing! I am going to make some for some quilting friends!

  15. 16
    Lori Michel

    Hello Linda, Thank you for the tute. I am a lazy sewer so I am going to have to skip alot of steps and just sew up the materail 1/4″, turn and press with seam centered and tuck in ends. That way with my arthritis I don’t have to make sure I’ve pressed the same along the length. I will use this as keeping my keys from falling out of my hands or pockets is a pain…… Thank you.

  16. 17

    I have been looking for a pattern to make a little container of some kind to carry on a card or a chain around my neck to put my tiny pill bottle of nitroglycerin tablets. It is not recommended to carry in my pocket because the body heat will effect the pills and make them useless.

    Does anyone have any ideas. I thought of something with a safety hook to hook onto a chain, but I was stumped there. I would like something that is not too tacky…..

  17. 18
    Lenora Harper

    HimLadies’ As you can tell I’m a newbie. just starting out and trying to learn a little bit about sewing,