Updated: May 4
These simple keychain card holders are not only practical, but they take only a small amount of leather and time to make. You know I love an easy sew that is super practical, and with these taking only 10-15 to whip up, I am sure to keep them on rotation for festivals. Here is what I used for this project:
Leather (2.5-5 oz weight with the desired structure)
Main Body - 4¼"W x 7½"H
D-ring Tab - 1½"W x ½"H (may need it slightly longer if using thick leather)
Hardware & Other Materials
(1) D-Ring - ½"
(1) Snap (I used a spring snap)
⅛" Double-Sided Tape (I recommend glue if sewing on a domestic machine - see below)
Hole Punch for Snaps
Rotary Cutter & Ruler (or Precsion Craft Knife)
Lighter (If you plan to tie off and burn thread ends)
Industrial Machine or Domestic
For this project, you will be sewing through two layers of leather - so with a leather needle, the right leather, and an increased stitch length this card holder is totally domestic machine friendly! Test your machine using two layers of the leather you would like to use and you will be on your way! I should note, if sewing on a domestic machine, I recommend using glue instead of double-sided tape (since the double-sided tape is placed directly within the stitch line). Your machine will have a much easier time sewing the leather without the stickiness of the double-sided tape. If using glue, keep it within ⅛" of the edges and allow it to fully dry before sewing.
Now...let's get down to business! Enjoy!