Have you ever misplaced your USB media with all your favorite designs? If the answer is yes, you’ll appreciate having this key fob to make it more visible, easier to find, and fun loving too! You can easily make this In-the-Hoop project in just a short time using our Free Design Download. Makes a great gift for a special sewing friend too!
Materials and Supplies:
- Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 4-inch by 4-inch hoop
- Brother Polyester Embroidery Threads
- SA5810 Brother Pacesetter Medium Weight Tear-Away Stabilizer
- Special Free Design download, KeyFob_Sewing.pes from Brothersews.com
- Size 11 Embroidery needle for embroidering
- Scissors for trimming vinyl
- Low tack tape for securing vinyl to stabilizer
Fabrics and Supplies for Key Fob:
- Marine vinyl suitable for embroidery, two pieces measuring 4 ½-inches wide X 5-inches long. Note: This type of material is often found in the upholstery section of the fabric store. Look at the wrong side and it will have a light-colored backing that looks like a knit. There may be other vinyl options available but it’s important to select vinyl that can be easily stitched.
- Snap set for attaching hardware. If you are using special plastic type snaps be sure to select the long prong style.
- Key ring or swivel hook designed to fit ½-inch to ¾-inch strap.
- 3.40″ High X 3.87″ Wide
- (86.3 mm High X 98.3 mm Wide)
- Key Fob_Sewing.pes Free Design
Steps to Create Key Fob
- Download the KeyFob_Sewing.pes design and transfer to your machine. Assemble your supplies and hoop a piece of tear away in the 4-inch hoop. See Figure #1.
- Center one piece of vinyl over the tear away, with right side of vinyl facing up. Tape close to edges and corners, securing vinyl to tear away. Using desired thread colors, embroider lettering and heart. See Figure #2.
- Carefully remove hoop from the machine without distorting anything in the hoop, and then turn it over and place on a flat surface.
- Center the remaining piece of vinyl on the back side, centering and taping it as you did for the top side. See Figure #3.
- Change the bobbin as necessary and stitch the outline through all layers. See Figure #4a and #4b.
- Remove piece from hoop and carefully remove tape. Cut close to the outline, leaving a very narrow margin of vinyl all around outer edge. See Figure #5.
- Attach snap parts as directed by manufacturer of snaps and snap tool. See Figure #6.
- Slip ring over tab and snap to secure. See Figure #7.
You are finished! Enjoy!