Let me tell you a story:

I was at the fabric store one day, picked out all my beautiful fabric, got it cut, headed to the counter to pay, and… realized I didn’t have my wallet. ARGH! Not only was it embarrassing, but a total time waster. I had to go all the way home and back to the store to get my precious fabric, and I was so pissed at myself. I thought to myself, “If only I had a stash of cash, this wouldn’t have happened! What’s an easy way to store emergency money?” That’s what brought me to this handy dandy tutorial to share! 


  • A piece of 1.25″ Cotton Webbing in any color cut to 10″
  • A 2″ x 12″ piece of fabric to correspond with your webbing
  • A 12″ (or longer) nylon zipper that matches your cotton webbing
  • 1.25″ Key fob hardware
  • Pliers
  • Fabric glue (optional)

Do it:

1.) Iron your piece of fabric to a 1″ strip

2. Center strip of fabric onto your cotton webbing with an inch overhang on each end; glue baste with fabric glue.

3.) Flip over to back; center closed zipper onto the back side of cotton webbing leaving about an inch overhang on each end. Tip: I like to line up my zipper to slightly inside the edges of the fabric from the other side.

4. Sew 1/8″ from the outside edge of the zipper, making sure to catch the front side of fabric. 

5. IMPORTANT: Unzip zipper pull so it lays in the middle of the webbing; cut ends of zipper and fabric so they lie flush with webbing. 

6. Fold webbing in half; match edges and sew line 1/4″ from edge; clip stray threads. 

7. Put a bead of glue along edge to hold key fob hardware in place; squish hardware onto end of webbingTip:  use a piece of cloth in between your pliers and hardware to avoid scratching the metal. 


You have a super secret hiding place! Place some money inside and you’re good to go, never be without some backup cash again! 

I hope you’ve enjoyed the tutorial. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions in the comments below! 

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9 Comments on "Tutorial: How To Make A Cash Stash Key Fob"

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Jen S

I can’t wait to try this out! Thanks for a fantastic tutorial!


Wow! What a great idea. Are you going to make some for those of us who would rather buy than make? If so, I’ll take a bunch for my 5 teenager grand kids, 3 boys, 2 girls, and maybe some for their Moms and Dads too. And ME!

The tutorial was very easy to follow.


Haha, maybe! I gotta move first and then I can start sewing full time again. Thanks for the comment!

Jennifer Fulton

This is awesome! Easy tutorial. This would make a wonderful gift.


Thanks! It’s so easy too, you could make them for everybody! Thanks for the comment!


Great idea and great tutorial!


Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it!


This is a great idea (although I think I might keep borrowing from mine if I had one). Your tutorial is very clear as well.


I know, it’s been a struggle sometimes to not dip into it! Thanks for the comment!