Key Fobs

Keys. We all use them, from elementary children to the oldest person in the world. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need them, but the reality is that we do. What do we all do with those keys? (other than use them) We embellish them, with whatever it is we like.  In fact, we end up with so much stuff on them that supposedly our ignition switch will break.

Today, I’d like to talk about key fobs.  What is a key fob you say?  It’s a key chain and several other similar items and devices. The word fob is believed to have originated from watch fobs, which existed as early as 1888. The fob refers to an ornament attached to a pocket-watch chain. Key chains, remote car starters, garage door openers, and key-less entry devices on hotel room doors are also called fobs, or key fobs.

Now that we know the definition, let me show you some tutorials on how to make them yourself.  Funny, I am really interested in this because I just bought a whole box of key fob hardware, so let’s go!

From Emmaline Bags: Quick Key Fob Tutorial:

emmaline key fobs 3.jpg

From Leigh Laure Studios: Quilted Key Fobs

Key fob on box

By Wood Berry Way: Back to School: Fabric Key Fob Tutorial

By Dritz: Hexi Key Fob

Sewing Tutorial: Make a Hexi Key Fob

By A Little Craft In Your Day: DIY Key Fob – with a zipper compartment

By Whistle and Ivy: Crochet Key Fob

FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Key Fob | Keep your keys handy with this useful and fun crochet key fob. The clip make it easy to attach to your keyring.

By Love Stitches: Crochet Keychain Pattern

By Sizzix: Felt Key Fob

Sizzix Tutorial | Felt Key Fob by Karin Jordan

By A Quilting Life: Patchwork Key Fob

By Amy Latta Creations: Eay DIY Quilted Key Fob

Quilted Key Fob

By Lydi Out Loud:Leather Key Fob

DIY Leather Key Fobs are a perfect 3 year anniversary gift - the year of leather!

I’ve never seen a blog post where key fobs were the subject, this research really opened my eyes to how many tutorials there are about key fobs. I hope you liked these are much as I did, they are all super cute and would make great gifts.  It’s going to be hard to pick only 4 to make, looks like I need more key fob hardware!


Here’s a great deal on key fobs at Amazon: (I got mine at a big box store for 4.50 for 4- kicking myself)

BCP 25sets 1 Inch Key Fob Hardware /Wristlet Sets with Key Ring

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