I found a lonely single jelly roll strip in one of my scrap bags. I loved the color of it and thought I could make a key fob out of it. Usually, I hated trying to iron the folds in a jelly roll or honey bun strip for the key fobs but now I had the fabric folding pen. I thought I would give it another try using the fabric folding pen. Love Love Love it!! Here are some high level instructions. If more details are needed, please let me know.
First, I cut the Jelly Roll Strip in quarters. I like the wrist size key fobs so I can make 2 key fobs from one jelly roll strip. The final strips usually end up 11" each. On the first 11" strip, I use the fabric folding pen to fold in 5/8ths of the fabric in on both sides leaving a 1.5" resulting strip. Repeat on the second strip. When you have the two strips of 1.5" folded fabric, add interfacing to one of the strips to make it a little stiffer. I used about a 1" width of peltex fusible interfacing. However, i did not iron it, I just left it free in the folds.
I added one strip on top of the others with the folded sides facing inward and then sewed a thin (possibly 3/8") seam down both sides securing the sides together.
On the bottom rough edge, I turn a 1/4 inch fold and carefully add into the key fob attachment before crimping with the pliers I have. This is the tricky part balancing the ends and crimping at the same time. I have also used double sided tape on the ends when I placed into the key fob hardware to help with holding the fabric in place before I crimp/ close the hardware.
Here you have it, two key fobs from one Jelly Roll strip!
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