I got this idea when I saw a photo of Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts who was attending quilt market in Pittsburgh. She was wearing a beautiful lanyard. http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2014/05/to-market-and-back-again.html. Sorry about the link. I’m having trouble getting the “title” part to work when I insert the address. Oh well.
I took one of my Fat Eighths and went to work:
I cut a 3-inch strip along the length of the Fat Eighth.
I folded it in half and ironed it.
I unfolded it and then ironed into the middle seam like I was making binding.
I sewed one end about a quarter inch.
I added the ring. (they make rings which snap on, but I didn’t have one; I used the one from the one I was replacing)
I overlapped the two end pieces, matching the same stitched sides together.
Stitched it together.
To make it lay flat around my neck, I twisted it at the back.
Stitched across the two pieces about 1 inch from the ring.
The finished lanyard.
The happy employee.
Let’s go to work.