If you follow me on Pinterest you might notice that I’m constantly pinning nice (and somewhat expensive!) clothes for my kids. Let me assure you, I have no intention of running to Nordstrom and going on a shopping spree I’ve been using nice brands like Mini Boden and Matilda Jane and Crew Cuts as inspiration for my sewing projects! I’m no fashion designer and I certainly don’t claim to be, so I need help coming up with fun things to sew. And I’ve found some great sites that get me feeling very inspired
Today’s Fabric Necklace is inspired by none other than Mini Boden! As soon as I saw theirs I knew I could make one super similar on the cheap. Sure enough the supplies I needed only cost me $4 and I have enough left over to make another one! Yay
Ignore the purple fabric, I ended up grabbing some coral instead
You can use any old t shirt or material you have on hand. The beads I used just happened to be on sale which is why I bought them, but any little ball you can find will work, marbles or whatever Hobby Lobby has on sale that week!! The flowers I bought for an embellishment but you don’t need to embellish it, or you could make your own little flower!!
Start by cutting a piece of fabric and sewing it into a tube. My wooden beads were a bit large so I cut a long piece of 3 inch wide fabric. Here it is after I’ve sewn it.
Next attach a safety pin to one end and turn the pin inside the tube, working it all the way through, turning the whole tube right side out.
Next slide a bead into the dead center of your fabric tube and tie a tight knot on either side of it.
Slide another bead on each side of that one tying knots after those. Once you have 5 beads on choose which side you’d like your flower. My flower had a piece of fabric on the back that I could slide the fabric through like this:
Once I had the flower on I put one more bead on either side so I had 7 beads in the end.
I then took the jewelry metal circle thingies that I bought and folded the ends of the fabric through them and hand sewed them in place.
Then I cut 2 pieces of ribbon and hand sewed 1 end of each piece onto those circle thingies
And that was it! Quick, fun, easy, and sooooo cute! Lainey will be wearing hers to school immediately. I finally made her something that she can wear in our 30 degree “Spring” weather
There’s lots of fun ways to change this up, you could use smaller beads, a big bead in the middle and then smaller and smaller going up, interchangeable embellishments that just clip on….I could keep going and going! I’ll definitely be making more of these for this summer!
Have a great weekend!!!
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