I’ve been wanting a leather fringe key chain for a while. But I couldn’t really justify paying for one when I knew it would be incredibly easy to make. When searching for where I could buy leather, I came across a shop in Seattle that sold leather scraps by weight. For four dollars, I got enough leather to make multiple key chains + the key rings. To make one key chain you will need a piece of leather that is at least 7 inches x 3 inches and one key ring.
From the leather cut out pieces in the following dimensions (if you want longer fringe cut the pieces more than 7 inches wide):
Next, with the largest piece, cut 7 fringe strips on each side. Each strip should be 1/4 of an inch wide and 2.5 inches long. The center of the piece should remain uncut.
With the medium piece, cut 2 fringe strips on each side, with the same dimensions as before.
Place the medium piece in the center of the larger piece, with both of the good sides facing down. Wrap the larger piece around the medium piece so that the large piece is essentially folded into thirds. Use a glue gun on the non-fringe portion to secure the leather.
Slide the piece through the key ring and fold over. Next, glue the tip of the skinny piece to folded over leather, just below the key ring. Wrap the piece around and secure the end with another dot of glue.
Hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial,