I have been trying to make a Lanyard for my latest memory stick for most of the summer but I kept putting it off. Finally. today I used my lunch break to do it. I need to start using the stick and losing it needs to be avoided.
I used an existing lanyard to work out the measurements for length. I used the fixings from a broken lanyard as the clips are quite hard to find that small in the shops. Recycling is always a good thing anyway.
New memory stick and recycled fixings.
Looking to see which fabric I could use to make the strap I noticed that my collection of cross grain ribbon was not only the right width, but plus strong enough not the snap. I settled on the one shown above.
Even though the edges are already neatened, the ends taken through the clip need folding in and pinning. I then used the old lanyard to work out how much I needed and then cut it off the roll.
Using straight stitch, secure the folded ends of the newly cut ribbon using a sewing machine or firm hand stitches.
May be not a particularly creative make but certainly a very useful one!
My table runner is still glaring at me as I have been very neglectful these past two weeks, I thought Friday evening I could cheer it up by progressing a little more with it.
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