Taken from Annette's Acre Finishing Lesson
Here's what you need:
1. Stitched front and back pieces
2. Needle & thread for the seaming
3. Fiberfill and coin or pellets for weight (if desired)
First, trim your stitched design to within one half inch of the backstitch line and press (if desired).
Thread a needle with a double length of floss (for strength) and come up in the corner of one side (*not* the corner you are going to put the cording!). Match the back sides of the two pieces.
To seam, you are going to pick up the backstitches only. Don't grab any fabric threads! Go around matching each backstitch and taking a single stitch in each one.
Keep going around, turning the corner when you come to it...just match the backstitches.
When you reach the corner for the cording, make a small knot in the end of the cording (so you have a loop) and bury it in the fob. I usually straddle one "side" of each loop on each side of the corner of the fob.
Take a few extra stitches around and between the cording loop for added strength. Then keep going...
When you've only got about one half of one side left, stuff your fob. If you want some added weight, add a coin or plastic pellets.
Continue stitching to the corner, take a small slip know and bury your thread in the fob. That's it!
Feel free to add a tassel if desired, in the same manner as the cording. Possibilities are endless!