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DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring

DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

Swiss Army Leather Keyring 
[Tutorial + free pattern]

The system behind the Swiss Army Knife is rather genius. Various tools are stored inside a handle of the knife through a pivot point mechanism. The optimal use of the space inside the “body” create a super compact knife. Now take the Swiss system, a piece of thick leather, bolts with nuts and build yourself a perfect compact key holder. No more holes in pockets, no more scratches on the phone, no more rattling while jogging. 

DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

Where to get:

DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

1. Trace the pattern onto the left side of the leather.
DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

2. Cut it out and punch the holes for the bolts as shown on the pattern.

DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

3. Smooth the edges with sandpaper if necessary. 

DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

4. Put the bolts through the holes in the front and secure them with matching nuts.
DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

5. Put your keys onto the bolts, then screw the nuts on. 

DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

6. Screw the nuts and the dome nuts against each other.  
DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

7. Finally add the button stud to the leather.

DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

You can also use a ring on one side instead of a bolt. This version works great for keys with smaller holes.



Thanks for reading,
Xenia
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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Tish Baily
    11. January 2015 at 3:25 AM

    love this!!

    http://www.makeuptipsandtricks.net/

  • Reply
    Thishe
    15. January 2015 at 9:09 AM

    guter Beitrag! Dank teilen!

  • Reply
    Woody
    24. January 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Hi! I'd suggest washers between the keys and the leather, and chicago screws instead of bolts n nuts. Those can be found @ Tandy Leather. Great project – thank you very much for the pattern!

  • Reply
    rascassepoule
    20. February 2015 at 5:50 AM

    merci pour ce super diy

  • Reply
    Unknown
    9. March 2016 at 11:10 AM

    Thanks for this – it would be great to know the sizes of the screws used and the dimensions of the holes made if possible?

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