This fabric lanyard pattern is the perfect way to whip up a gift for a teacher or officemate that must wear an id badge. It sews together in minutes!  The best part you are gifting something useful! If you are looking for more handmade gift ideas check out Baby Lock’s Holiday Gift Guide. There are so many beautiful sewn gifts! You might also like to see 100’s of handmade gift ideas right here. You can find something for everyone on your list!
Fabric Lanyard Pattern Teacher Gift

Supplies for fabric lanyard teacher gift

  • 45 inch wide fabric
  • 1- 7/16 inch pearl snap (and supplies to attach snap)
  • 1 hook
  • thread
  • sewing machine
  • rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
  • ruler
  • gift tag

lanyard tutorial supplies

Fabric lanyard pattern for id badges

Cut a piece of fabric 45 inches by 2 1/2 inches. Fabric can be folded several times to make cutting the long length easy.

diy lanyard cutting fabric

Press the two ends of fabric up about 1/4 inch. This will give the lanyard finished ends.

DIY lanyard fold up ends

Fold entire length of fabric in half and press.

DIY lanyard press in half

Open fabric out flat and fold each edge to the center fold line and press.

DIY Lanyard press sides to middle

Fold fabric in half and press.

DIY Lanyard press in half again

Starting along the open side first, top stitch all the way around the folded piece of fabric.

DIY Lanyard top stitch

Add a snap to the ends following manufacturer’s instructions. Lay the lanyard as it should be worn to make sure the snaps are placed on the correct sides.

DIY lanyard add snap

Fold lanyard in half and feed on the hook. Again, lay out the lanyard as it should be worn to make sure everything is lying as it should.  Slightly angle the straps and sew next to the hook back and forth a couple of times.

lanyard swivel hook

Make it extra meaningful for your teacher or officemate with this special gift tag printable.

{Printable Gift Tag “I’m so lucky to hang around with you”}

Printable Gift Tag "I'm so lucky to hang around with you"

Punch a hole in the cute gift tag and wrap up for a useful handmade teacher gift.

sewn lanyard tutorial

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