These are my latest four. The one with keys on it lives in my handbag and the other three are destined as gifts.
Do you think the blue/grey one is masculine enough for a guy? Maybe I should make a shorter one for him so it's more of a fob rather than a lanyard?
I've found that 10 pieces of fabric 2 1/2 inches by 4 inches sews up to the perfect length. Not so long that you have a huge handful of lanyard, but enough that you can sling it round your neck if you are wrestling kids or shopping bags. (I gave a quick tutorial on how to sew these here.)
Two of the lanyards match a couple of bags I've made. Cheesy, but I couldn't resist!
The bags are reversible so you can choose your fabric to match your mood. The black/orange one is a bit bigger than the Little Red Riding hood one but they are both pretty roomy. I have two of the larger size ones and they are the best for toting round a big quilt project. I can fit a queen size quilt in it - seriously!
If either of my two sisters who are yet to have birthdays this year wanna get dibs on one of these bags - let me know!