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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fabric Necklace DIY

Here are some instructions on making a necklace from scrap fabrics similar to the one below which I totally forget where it's from...

Materials and Supplies Needed

- Scrap Fabric
-Jump Ring
-Sewing Needle


1.  Cut your chain to the desired necklace length, you want it to sit close to the neck, and you want to leave a bit of a tail for sizing up and down.

2.  Use your pliers to attach your clasp with a jump ring to one end of the chain.

3.  Do up the necklace chain and lay out in a circle.

4.  Cut out a few scraps of fabrics of assorted widths and lengths.  (You can use the numbers on my cutting mat to give you an idea of what sizes mine's in inches)

5.  Thread your needle and knot the end.  Starting with your widest piece of fabric start hand sewing it onto the chain a few inches down from the clasp.

6.  Gather some of the fabric onto the needle by doing a long loose stitch (shown below)...and then sew the fabric to the chain.  You want to sew the fabric to the chain, gather a bit, sew to the chain again, gather a bit....untill you get to the end of the fabric.

7.  Your first fabric piece can end about 3 inches from the clasp (It doesn't really matter, the idea is for it not to be perfectly symetrical).  Knot your thread securely and clip.

8.  Repeat steps 5-7 on your next couple of fabric strips.  Each piece I sewed on so that it wasn't perfectly in-line with the one below.

9.  Cut a long strip of fabric (I used a sheer one) and tie it into a large floppy bow.  Place the bow however you like onto the Necklace and handsew it onto the necklace through the center, making sure to go through all layers of the fabric so the bow won't come untied.

All Done!

Of course you have the option of going a step further and sewing some beads or pearls onto the necklace...unfortunatly all mine are packed away so I wasn't able to.


Yelena said...

That looks so lovely - very j.crew.
I may have to attempt this project one day! :)

Collette Osuna said...

Yet another FAB DIY hunnie!! LOVE IT!!

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Jacinta said...

This is really cool! It's sorta like a fake scarf. Love the colours in yours too.

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Great blog, hope you will become a follower of my blog too?

Malicious Mallory said...

Great DIY! :)

♥alicia said...

super cute, i love how crafty you are!!!


Daphne said...

These are adorable...

sophiasa said...

Wow, what a great necklace! You are so very creative=)
I see I missed the birthday post. So Happy belated Birthday to your munchkin!!!
.. can't help but wonder how much chocolate the dog hid for that occasion.. lol