Keychain Microfiber Cloth

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Introduction: Keychain Microfiber Cloth

About: I enjoy photography, horticulture and carpentry, and am almost always doing something relating to of those things.

Microfiber cloths are used for cleaning optical glass, such as eye glasses, cameras, and microscopes. They're often sold in small pouches that you can clip to your belt, or put on a key ring. That's exactly what I'm going to show you how to make. This is a handy little case for the cloth so that you don't lose it*, and it stays safe. This took me about half an hour to make...but if you know how to sew, it should take less.

*The cloth will be attached to the pouch...making it harder to lose

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Step 1: What You'll Need

Pretty simple as far as instructables go:

  • 6x7in Microfiber Cloth (Free from Costco)
  • 3x4in Felt
  • Keyring

You'll also need sewing supplies.

Step 2: Cut

Mark and cut out a 3x4in rectangle of felt. Also mark a spot in the side/middle where you will sew the cloth onto it.

Step 3: Sew

First, sew on the corner of the cloth to the point that you marked in the previous step. Make sure to be thorough here, this stitch will be under a lot of stress, so we want it to last.

Second, fold the felt in half, with the microfiber cloth on the outside. Sew around all the edges, leaving about a cm from the top not sewn on the side opposite of the cloth. This is where we'll put the key ring.

Next, flip it all inside in, the microfiber cloth will now be on the inside. Put the key ring in that corner we left not sewn. Sew on both sides of the key ring. Be sure you get some good stitches here, too, this will be under the most stress.

Lastly, trim any stray threads or pieces of felt that look ugly, and stuff the cloth inside.

Admire your fine craftsmanship.

Step 4: Using It

The best way to get the cloth in is to just stuff. Don't try any fancy rolls, just use your thumb to stuff it in bit by bit.

Places you might want to keep this:

  • Key Chain
  • Belt loop (with a carabiner)
  • On a camera strap
  • In a pocket

Have fun, and enjoy!

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    18 Discussions

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    fizil
    fizil

    12 years ago on Introduction

    6x7in Microfiber Cloth (Free from Costco) Where and how do you get the cloth for free?

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    Weissensteinburg
    Weissensteinburg

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Whenever they do something with my glasses, they give me a free one. I figure that they would probably give you one if you go and ask nicely.

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    fizil
    fizil

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    awesome! My friend uses these with his slr's. I always have a smudgy lens on mine, so I think this would be cool for me since I like making stuff and I'm cheap :P

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    J@50n
    J@50n

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     you can also find cheap micro fiber towels at places like walmart in their car washing section, buy it and use a lighter around the ends once cut (thats what i did).

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    Foaly7
    Foaly7

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Hey. Add a small zipper, and the keychain looks nicer!

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    Labot2001
    Labot2001

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    To use the cloth on.

    Very cool, btw; most useful entry I've seen yet! +1 and voted ;]

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    KentsOkay
    KentsOkay

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Yah, you gotta vote from me to...

    *Hey Micah this is your subconscious speaking, why don't you return the favor and give "Fold Your Own Asgard Starship" a vote eh?*

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    Wasagi
    Wasagi

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Good instructable! How would you aquire said free cloths from Costco? Walk in and take one? ☻

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    Weissensteinburg
    Weissensteinburg

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    They always give one to me when I have something done to my glasses, but i'm sure they'd give you one if you asked nicely. If not, ask a friend or parent who wears glasses to go and get them cleaned/adjusted (free) and have them ask for one then.

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    gamer
    gamer

    12 years ago on Introduction

    nice! i have to make this because i freak out if i see a finger print on my laptop screen ;). lol, very nice instructable, and i really hope to see more of these

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    gamer
    gamer

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    more of this type of instructable** -gamer

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    GorillazMiko
    GorillazMiko

    12 years ago on Introduction

    One of the most actually great pocketsized Instructables so far, great job! +1 vote (and rating).