A key holder is an handy accessory that allows you to quickly find your keys in your purse.
The key holder is also very easy to make and can be added to almost all bag patterns. It will fit perfectly with the Alex or Flo patterns for example.
Here is the key holder in a bag tutorial !
Key holder in a bag tutorial
- Small lobster clasp : 1 cm (3/8″), 2 cm (6/8″) at most. Measurement is the width of the clasp base (see pic).
- Bias binding at least 10 cm (4″) long and 2 cm (6/8″) wide or a 10 cm (4″) by 4 cm (1 1/2″) rectangle of fabric.
a. Start by folding it into 2 lengthwise, wrong sides together and press.
b. Open the strip and fold each long edge to the center: to the fold formed at the previous step.
c. Fold in half again, press.
Sewing the key holder
The key holder is sewn in the lining.
The easiest way is to install it at the very beginning before sewing anything else. However if you need to create pockets in the lining of your bag, it may be more practical to sew the key holder once the pockets are done.
1. Create the strap
2. Attach the bias to the lobster clasp
Slide 2 cm (6/8″) of the bias finished end through the base of the lobster clasp.
3. Baste the key holder to the lining
Be careful not to position the key holder too low inside your lining, so that its use remains easy. Also remember to leave sufficient space from the upper edge to be able to sew your lining later on.
You can resume sewing your bag.
Once the bag is finished, attach your keys to the clasp!