Create Simple Leather Key-fob

Leather crafts are one of the coolest. Since I’m a beginner, after completing each leather project I am always left with loads of scrap leathers. I try to make use of them somehow. So, here’s one of the scrap letaher projects I’ve tried out- Key-fob from scrap leather.

This project is great for beginners, besides, it’s a great way to reuse scrap leathers. And of course, a great gift for guys!


  • Scrap leather
  • Pencil
  • Tailor scissors
  • Hammer
  • Awl
  • Wooden board
  • Adhesive glue
  • Needle and waxed thread
  • Key ring



key-fob templateThis is the template I created for the key-fob. Simply print and cut out.


Place the template on the leather by keeping the same amount of leather on the other side of the template and trace the sides. Fold the leather into half and cut it according to the template. Take a key ring big enough to attach the leather fob with it.

Insert the cutout leather piece into the ring with its wrong side facing up and bring it to the middle. Apply glue on any one side of the wrong side evenly.

Bring the other side and join it with the glued part. Press the folded part to make sure that it is glued nicely.

Use a pencil to mark the stitching line by marking dots around the edge of the folded leather. Place the fob on a wooden board. Use an awl and hammer to punch the holes. Punching holes makes it easier to stitch.

Prepare needle and thread. Start stitching from any one side. I did flat blanket stitches.

Stitch all the way to the other side.

Tie knot and cut off extra thread.

You can easily slide the leather fob around the key ring. Besides, you can write numbers, names or anything on the leather fob to mark it.

Attach your keys and enjoy!

Written by Muhaiminah Faiz