Fabric Charm Necklace

Fabric Charm Necklace

Fabric Charm Necklace

This fabric charm necklace is a perfect way to use up a fabric scraps and anything you can lay your hands on from lucky charms, buttons, beads and even plastic junk from lucky packets or Christmas crackers. It’s meant to be fun.

I don’t claim to be a creative genius and always credit the source of my inspiration, which this time came from the Zara on-line fashion guide. It was so brilliant I had to make one. I used a single piece of fabric but their fabric charm necklace had different lengths of fabric off-cuts knotted together.

You need: –

  • fabric offcuts
  • sewing machine
  • buttons
  • beads
  • charms
  • sewing needle thin and thick
  • thread
  • wire (optional)
  • pliers
  • O-rings (optional)

You do: –

Cut one or more long narrow strips of fabric. You’re going to fold them similar to bias binding and sew them flat. See example below.

Sew tape flat

Sew tape flat

The next thing you’re going to do is knot them together or – as I did – use a single piece and lay it in front of you. Work out how many items you want to sew onto the fabric charm necklace and calculate how far apart each item needs to be.

Use either wire or thread to attach charms

Use either wire or thread to attach charms

There are loads of ways to attach your goodies. I sewed some on, used O-rings for others and I used a fine wire to attach some. With the wire and O-rings, I had to use a smaller needle to make a hole in the fabric and then use a fatter needle to make that hole wider.

Keep adding trinkets

Keep adding trinkets

Then it’s a case of adding your trinkets to this necklace until you’re done. Knot the ends together and voila! A fun new necklace. Like that fabric underneath? Next week I show you how to make a balloon sleeve dress with it.

Have a great green week.

Greenie.

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