Nautical Key Fob Tutorial

nautical key fobsI like to make a statement with my key chains.  For Christmas I enjoyed jingling everywhere I went with this keychain.  Now that it’s spring, I definitely need to be saying “I love everything Nautcial” with my keychain.  These make great gifts and you can sew one in about 20 minutes.  I used Riley Blake’s Anchor print for the fabric on the key fob.  The gray cotton twill tape I ordered from Everything Ribbons on Etsy.  The twill tape and hardware are 1.25″ wide and are available at that shop in a wide variety of colors.

Follow my tutorial here to complete the key fob portion.

To make the anchor tag, you need a few scraps of fabric, cotton batting, and some Therm O Web Heat n Bond Lite EZ print sheets.  I used an antique metal grommet to attach it to the key ring.
Cut a piece of navy dot fabric 2.5″ x 3″.  Fold in half and cut off an angle like this:

anchor keychainDownload the anchor pattern here and print it on the EZ print sheets.  Cut out around the anchor, iron it to the wrong side of the anchor fabric.  Cut out the anchor and peel off the backing paper.

Cut another piece of navy dot fabric 2.5″ x 3″ but don’t cut the angles.  Layer them together like a quilt and sew all the way around the tag shape.  Then sew around the anchor.

anchor keychain 2Cut the excess off around the tag.anchor keychain 3Attach the grommet and put a split ring on.anchor keychain 4Attach it to the key fob.
anchor keychain 6Let me know if you like this project!  I love to give handmade gifts and this is a great one to whip up in a short amount of time.



  1. So cute!! I’m loving the little anchor tags! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post that links to your tutorial here:

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