Fabric Necklace Tutorial

I bought some wooden beads a while ago as I have been meaning for ages to try making a knotted fabric necklace using wooden beads. I had a spare couple of hours today, so it was the perfect opportunity to give it a go. Here’s how I made this lovely necklace

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The necklace is tied at the back using the ends of the fabric.

You will need the following:

Fabric 47″ x 3″
10 beads 15mm in diameter
Sewing machine
Thread

1. Fold your length of fabric in half lengthways, right sides together. Sew a 1cm seam down the whole length

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2. Using a pair of tweezers to help, turn the tube right sides out. Have patience as this takes quite a while, but its worth it in the end!

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3. Fold the tube in half and slide a bead own to the halfway point. Twist the fabric on one side of the bead and tie a knot. Repeat for the other side.

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Continue to repeat this, alternating putting beads in to the right and left of the original bead.

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4. Once all the beads are in place, with a knot either side to finish it off, take one end of the fabric, folding the raw ends in and sew close to the edge. Repeat with the other end.

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Wear with pride! You can now make necklaces to co-ordinate with all of our outfits!

Sarah x

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2 thoughts on “Fabric Necklace Tutorial

  1. So simple and pretty. My Mum used to have loads of these when I was little but they’ve perished over the years. Maybe I’ll have to make her a couple of new ones 🙂

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