If you’re a bit behind on the holiday gifts this year, this easy DIY lanyard is the perfect handmade gift. Do you know a student or teacher that wears an identification card? Then this will be perfect! One jelly will whip up quickly, or if you are a scrap collector, piece up a 40″ length. Let’s get started!
- 7/8″ – 1″ swivel lanyard clips
- A 2 1/5 x 40ish inch strip of fabric
Fold the strip in half and press. Then fold the side edges to meet in the center. Use a little starch if you like.
Slip the clasp onto the strip. Open the fabric ends and pin right sides together.
Check to be sure it isn’t twisted, then sew into a circle. This keeps the lanyard smooth all the way around.
Press the seam open and back into shape. If you have a skinny strip of fusible hem tape, slip inside the fold to keep together. Top stitch close to the edges. Push the clip along as you sew.
To finish, trim thread tails and sew a small seam to keep the clasp from sliding freely.
If you want a break away feature, instead of sewing into a circle, finish both ends and add a 2″ strip of hook and loop tape.