Earbud Keychain

This is a small sewing project that takes no time at all, and can be done with any scrap material you have laying around.

I found a pin on Pinterest that has a photo tutorial, but it doesn’t give measurements and there is no link back to a blog for me to give credit to the author.

Instead, I had to ‘wing it’ to make my own;

You will need 5 circles of fabric.
I had a roll of fishing twine nearby, it measures approximately 3″ in diameter (7.6cm).
This finished project holds my iPod shuffle and my earbuds, but in hindsight I think I would have made this about 3.5″ or 4″ in diameter.  (9-10cm)

Create a keychain to store your earbuds
  • Take two of the circles and cut them in half.
  • Keep three whole.
  • Cut a 2″ square from the same, or a coordinating, fabric and
  • you will need a small zipper – this one is far too long, but I was using up stuff that I had laying around.

(Why on earth would I ever buy a lemon yellow zipper?)

Create a keychain to store your earbuds

You can use interfacing instead of one layer of fabric, but again, I was using what I had on hand.

Take two half-circles and sew them to the zipper as shown.
Repeat with the other two half-circles on the other half of the zipper.  The flat edges will both be on the outside and the round sides will overlap.

Create a keychain to store your earbuds

Fold back and press into place.

Create a keychain to store your earbuds

Fold your 2″ square in half (right sides together) and sew along one side.
Turn the tube inside-out so that the right side is out and reinforce with an additional couple of rows of stitching.
Fold in half and with the fold in to the centre, pin along the bottom of your circle as below.

Create a keychain to store your earbuds

Take the remaining three full circles and with right sides out (the centre piece doesn’t matter), put over top of the zippered circle above.

Open the zipper slightly and then sew around the entire edge of the circle.

Create a keychain to store your earbuds

Turn right-side out through the zippered opening and press.

Create a keychain to store your earbuds

Okay, mine turned out slightly less than round, but that’s the fault of the sewer and not the tutorial.

Thread a keyring through the loop created by the 2″ square and stuff with your earbuds, or gym pass or even spare change!

Create a keychain to store your earbuds

This is the link to the photo tutorial so you can see an extra step that I didn’t include and so you can see what an actual round one looks like. 












Have a great one!

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