This is out last “Back to School” project that we have. I was a middle school teacher before becoming a stay-at-home mom. We would have to wear an id badge and have our keys. Our school gave us a lanyard to wear in our school colors (orange and black) but I always wanted to have something a bit cuter. So this is for all the teachers out there!
- an old lanyard (we are going to use the clip and the hook off of it. You could also buy the pieces new)
- Six 2.5 X 9 inch strips of coordinating fabric
- sewing machine
1.) Sew FIVE of your strips together end to end to make a long strip. Save the last piece for later.
2.) Fold in half the long way (right sides together) and sew to make a long tube.
3.) fold you extra strip in half the long way (right sides together)and sew to make a tube.
3.) using a safety pin turn your tube right side out (by pushing the safety pin through and pulling it out.)
You should have something that looks like this!
4.) top sew two lines on each strip.
5.) Fold the end of each side over about 1/4 of an inch and sew a hem.
Now you should have a long strip and a short strip and the lanyard parts.
6.) Fold the long strip in half and push both end through one side of the clip.
7.) Fold over one side of the strip over the other and sew it finishing the edge.
8.)now fold over the clip and sew through all four layers. I got back and forth to reinforce the seam.
9.) With the short strip. feed one of the ends through the metal clip.
10.) Feed the other end through the other clip and fold to over lap the end from the other clip.
11.) Sew a box with an X though all the layers.
Now you have a cute and trendy lanyard!
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