Wide Choker Necklace

Wide Choker Necklace

Wide Choker Necklace

I showed this wide choker necklace with my blanket poncho. The free sewing pattern and tutorial for the poncho are – on this link. And the free sewing pattern and tutorial for this off shoulder top is – here. I used an off-cut of strapping to make this particular choker necklace. I like that it’s wide. And it’s firm not flimsy. You could add a brooch to it for a different spin.

I love the simplicity of a choker necklace. Have also made one with cord. See that – here. and coming up is a tutorial using fabric off-cuts to make yet another choker necklace.

You need: –

  • strapping or tape to fit around your neck
  • sewing scissors
  • pins
  • sewing machine or needle and thread
  • velcro

You do: –

This was made using an off-cut of strapping to make this wide choker necklace. You could use just about anything. I used ribbon in – this post. First I pressed the strapping flat with an iron. Luckily there was just enough to fit around my neck.

Strapping

Strapping

Then I snipped it straight across the ends.

Snip ends

Snip ends

Next burn the ends with a lighter or use an anti fray to seal the ends. Take care not to burn yourself.

Seal ends

Seal ends

Now pin velcro to each end. Check the fit and also make sure the velcro is on the right sides. Sew in place either by sewing machine or by hand.

Sew velcro in place

Sew velcro in place

I shared a few videos on my Facebook page of what goes on in the fashion industry. Who makes our clothes. And what happens to the mountains of stuff we buy. Please take time to watch them. This blog is not about me posing. And posing again. Or endorsing anything. All I hope to achieve is show how easy it is to make your own clothes. I love fashion just like the next person. Am going to say up front that I find it incredibly hard to swerve the fast fashion stores. Hey, I still do shop. But a LOT less.

By making my own fashion items, I’m hopefully contributing less toward exploitation of fellow human beings. And contributing less to the pressing problem of waste.

I’ve also put photos of upcoming projects on my Facebook page.

Have a great green week.

Greenie.

 

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