Lanyard Tutorial

A lanyard is the perfect addition to the Zippered ID Case FREE pattern!  There are probably already 4,000 lanyard tutorials available on the internet, so why not one more??  Here is how I make a lanyard :)
Gather the necessary supplies.  You will need a 2" x 36" strip of quilting cotton (this gorgeous fabric is Quantum by Giucy Giuce for Andover Fabrics), a 2" x 36" strip of fusible woven interfacing (such as Pellon Shapeflex SF101), a split-ring key ring, and a 1/2" swivel clip.  
1.  Fuse the woven interfacing to the wrong side of the cotton fabric strip, following the manufacturers instructions.
2.  Press the strip in half, wrong sides together, matching the long raw edges.
3.  Open the strip up and fold each of the long raw edges in to the center crease.  Press well.
4.  Refold the strip along the center crease and press.  The long raw edges are now enclosed in the center.
5.  Slide the key ring and the swivel clip onto the folded fabric strip.
6.  Unfold just the short raw ends of the fabric strip.  Match the short ends right sides together and clip.
7.  Sew together along the short ends only using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Press the seam open and refold the fabric.  You now have one continuous loop.  Make sure the loop isn't twisted and topstitch along both folded edges, 1/8" from the edge, moving the key ring and swivel clip out of the way as you sew.
8.  Move the key ring and swivel clip together to the opposite side of the lanyard from the seam where the short ends were joined.  Clip to hold in place.
9.  Sew through both sides of the lanyard near the key ring and swivel clip, about 1/2" from the fold at the end.  Make sure to backstitch across this line a few times to secure the stitches.
10.  Enjoy your finished lanyard!!  Have fun and make them your own.  Leave the key ring off and just use a swivel clip if you want! 
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