How to make a Lanyard (DIY)

How to make a Lanyard (DIY)

Learn how to make a Lanyard with this simple DIY tutorial. With only a few tools needed, you'll be able to craft your very own Lanyard in no time! Looking to mass produce these? We have a simpler solution here.

Materials list:

Step 1 - Cut the fabric

Start by cutting the fabric on the straight grain, ensuring a non-stretchy lanyard.

Optionally, join strips using a diagonal seam, adding your own creative touch!

Step 2: Press the fabric lengthwise

Press the raw edges towards the middle and fold the fabric in half.

Secure the folded fabric with clips or pins. If you don't have these, you will need to immediately sew the lanyard.

Step 3: Thread on the clip

Thread the lobster clip onto the lanyard before closing the loop.

Ensure proper incorporation of the clip into the final design.

Step 4: Sew the ends

Unfold the ends, align the right sides, and sew them together using a 1/4 inch seam. Press the seam for a polished appearance.

Step 5: Sew the sides

Fold the lanyard into quarters, sewing along both edges. Adjust the lobster clip's position as you sew to avoid interference.

Step 6: Stitch the clip in place

Fold the lanyard with the clip at the end and secure it with additional stitches. This not only reinforces the clip but also provides a neat finishing touch.


Your Lanyard is complete. Wear your one of a kind handmade lanyard with pride! Carry your ID by clipping a holder onto this, carry your keys, or anything else you want!

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