Fabric and Ribbon Lanyard Tutorial

Hello everyone! I’m Becky from Patchwork Posse. I’m here to share a project to use your small bits of ribbon and fabric with. I blog about lots of easy sewing projects, and I’m the home of the Yearly Round Robin Quilt Along.

A lanyard is something that comes in handy so often. Whether you are networking at a function and need a place for your name and cards to go, hanging out with the kids at the pool and don’t want to lug around your purse, but need a place for your keys, kids going to summer camps and not loving the name badge system, or get pins and want to display them….a lanyard can fill the need any time, for anything.

You name it the lanyard can help. Sewing a custom one is quick and simple. They don’t take much time or supplies and are great for giving out to scouts or other group activities. They seriously come in handy.

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Use fabric scraps and ribbon to customize your own lanyard. The options are endless.

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Materials Needed:

28″ X 2 1/2″ fabric strip {can be pieced so it’s scrappy, or one long piece}

30″ X 1/2″ ribbon

2″ X 1″ ribbon

Swivel Clip

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Lanyard tutorial:

1) Fold the sides of the long strip 1/4″ and iron.

2) Repeat so both sides of the long strip are ironed and creased 1/4″.

3) Fold the ends 1/4″ and iron.

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4) Fold in half and iron.

5) Fold the 2″ ribbon in half, tucking the swivel clip in between.

6) Sew to secure in place.

7) Open the folded strip and tuck the ribbon in between the lanyard strip at one end and sew across to secure.

Fabric and Ribbon Lanyard Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

8) Fold the lanyard strip in half again and sew down both sides of the lanyard.

Fabric and Ribbon Lanyard Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

9) Taking the long ribbon, place in the center of the lanyard. Sew down both sides of the ribbon to secure.

Fabric and Ribbon Lanyard Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

10) At the other end, tuck the extra ribbon in between the folded lanyard, leaving a loop and sew the end to secure. This is optional, but I kind of like having an extra little spot to hang another badge to hold my personal business cards, or keys…or whatever.

Fabric and Ribbon Lanyard Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

11) Fold the lanyard in half and overlap the ends, leaving a 1/2″ extra at the end with the swivel clip. Sew across the bottom of the end to secure the placement.

12) Clip the clear name tag on the end and wear!

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With graduation right around the corner, a Lanyard would be a wonderful gift for your special graduate. This quick and easy project makes for a handy little accessory, gift and so much more! Thank you Becky for sharing this great project! For more incredible projects by Becky, make sure to visit her at Patchwork Posse.

Gift giving is fun to do but giving gifts that are handmade is awesome. Check out these other fun projects, by Becky, that are great to give as gifts and are sure to make that special someone smile.

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All of these fun projects have been made with ribbon and fabric scraps or both. What is your favorite thing to do with your scrap stash?

Happy Creating & Happy Lanyards!
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2 Comments

  1. Mandy
    Posted June 2, 2014 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for the great ideas for Fourth of July I’m working on my wreath now can’t wait to hang it also thank you for the giveaway I was so surprised I won but super excited yay

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 2, 2014 at 6:42 am | Permalink

      Hi Mandy! You are so welcome! I love 4th of July projects, and I am so glad you are loving the ones we have posted so far. Congrats again on being our big winner of the Memorial Day giveaway! Thanks for entering and have so much fun shopping away! Have a wonderful day Mandy and thanks for your sweet comment! Michelle :)

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