How to DIY a Keychain


Keychains are used to hang keys and are also a decorative item for modern people. Usually we can also make keychains by ourselves, as long as we prepare the corresponding materials and tools, we can start making keychains. Here are a few different ways to make keychains.


stainless steel keychain


Each of us has keys in our daily life, and we usually use keychains when many keys are worn together. The price of key chains on the market is not expensive, but some people are still willing to make key chains by hand, so how to make key chains by hand? The following editor will introduce how to use stainless steel welding wire, cloth, and leather to make key chains. Interested students can learn it.


a. How to make a keychain by hand


Tools/Materials: Stainless steel welding wire, bench vise, regular pliers.


Operation method:


1. First of all, we need to prepare stainless steel welding wire, and use it to make keychains, so the diameter of the welding wire is 1.6mm and the length is 50cm.


2. Then we need to prepare an ordinary pliers. It is best if you have a vise at home. This is a tool for making keychains.


3. Next, we will start to make the key chain. First, fold the stainless steel welding wire in half from the middle and clamp it with pliers.


4. Then fold one-third of the two sides to the two sides.


5. Then stagger one of the pieces forward at the first bend, and bend it straight with pliers.


6. Then use pliers to clamp the part that has just been straightened. It is worth noting that the bent part needs to face down.


7. Next, use pliers to clamp the root, and then start winding the welding wire that was bent before. It is worth noting that the welding wire needs to be close to the root when winding.


8. Then bend the double-strand welding wire. Here you can find a cylindrical object to assist, because the welding wire needs to be bent into a semicircle.


9. Then bend the double-strand welding wire upwards at the front end, and make the single-strand welding wire at the rear end into a key ring, just bend it twice. You can also find a slightly smaller cylindrical object to assist.


10. Finally, we only need to arrange the places that need to be bent. Such a handmade keychain is finished. Isn’t it very simple?


 Rubber Keychain


b. Handmade method of fabric keychain


Tools/Materials: Fabric, needle and thread, buttons, cotton.


Operation method:


1. Choose the fabric and color. According to the season and personal preference, choose the fabric and color that suits you. Of course, don't choose a fabric that is too hard, as it will take a lot of effort to sew.


2. Cut out two squares (one centimeter larger than the top, bottom, left, and right sides of a 1 yuan coin), and then cut a circle as big as a 1 yuan coin, and a circle as big as a 50 cents coin. stand-by.


3. Cover the big circle on the front of one of the squares, and then use the thread of the same color as the square fabric to sew four times on the side of the big circle at the midpoint of the four sides of the square (one each at the top, bottom, left, and right sides), and then use Gold thread sews two more even stitches down the middle of each quarter. The stitched figure should look like a clock.


4. Use the red thread to sew the small circle and the big circle together. Where it is directly opposite to the diagonal of the square, the red thread should be sewed longer, and the rest should be sewed shorter. The design of long and short lines will be more three-dimensional.


5. Use red thread to sew the button to the middle of the small circle. Remember to sew a few more stitches to make the button more stable. If you don't want to sew buttons, you can also use hot glue to glue other small accessories to the middle of the small circle.


6. Sew the two squares together. Note that only one side can be completely sewed. For the other three sides, one is not sewed temporarily, and two can only be sewed by a third. It is recommended to use the same color thread as the big circle to sew.


7. Cut a rectangle with the same color fabric as the big circle, fold it in half through the keychain, stuff it in the middle of one side of the two squares, of course, you can also stuff it into one of the corners, and then sew them together.


8. Fill the empty space inside the square with cotton, let the square take on the shape of a pillow, and finally sew the sides to seal, so as not to let the cotton go outside as a standard, so the handmade key pendant is completed!


leather key chain


c. Manual production method of leather key chain


Tools/materials: cardboard, pen, scissors, leather, leather knife, etc.


Operation method:


1. First design it as a keychain, then cut out the cardboard, fold it in half, and draw the pre-designed small house on the cardboard.


2. Fold it in half and cut it with scissors, unfold it, put the hard paper block on the leather to draw marks.


3. Cut it out with a leather knife, fold it in half through the key ring, and apply glue on the inside of the leather.


4. Paste the two symmetrical small houses together, align the edges after flattening, and wipe off the anti-pollution lotion to prevent the leather from being polluted.


5. Use a processor to process the edge of the leather, or make it before sanding, use a ruler to draw marks on the edge, and prepare to punch holes.


6. Use a diamond cutter to make some holes for hand-stitched threads, prepare to sew on them, use wax thread to put two hand-sewing needles on, and use double-needle stitches to sew the keychain.


7. Finally, use a sanding stick to carefully polish the edges of the leather to make it round and smooth.


The above is the introduction of "how to make key chains by hand". The production of the above three key chains is very simple. If you don't know how to make key chains, you may wish to contact the YUYA METAL PLASTIC PRODUCTS key chains manufacturer. We are specialized in manufacturing high-quality Manufacturer of keychains for rewards, souvenirs, promotional gifts, special events and more. Wedding, decoration and other purposes.