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These chunky and funky necklaces are perfect for little girls, and mommies who may or may not have borrowed them to wear to work. These are so simple to make and the possibilities are endless with the different variations of fabric and ribbon out there. Except for sewing 1 seam the rest of this project just require knotting of the fabric.
1 yard of fabric (the thinner/lighter weave the better)
24 inches of ribbon cut into 2 x 12 inch pieces
Wooden beads of assorted sizes. Shown 1 inch, 1.25 inch, and 1.5 inch. I found these at Michael’s but you may have luck at a hardware store (read: probably cheaper!)
Sewing machine. If you do not have one you can use fusing tape that can be purchased at craft or fabric stores, but be sure to add extra width to the fabric you cut to account for the extra seam allowance required to fuse together.
1. Select your beads. I decided on 1 large 1.5 inch bead to lie in the center, 4 x 1.25 inch beads, and 4 x 1 inch beads.
2. The largest bead you select determines the width of the fabric you will cut. With a 1.5 inch bead the width will need to be 3.5 inches plus another 0.5 inch for seam allowance. Therefore, my fabric wound up being 1 yard by 4.5 inches in width.
3. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, with the underside facing out. Sew a seam along the entire length so that you wind up with a tube open at both ends. Since you will be knotting the fabric, you do not need to worry about finishing the raw edges.
6. With one hand hold the bead in place. With the other hand twist the fabric tightly and tie a simple knot as closely to the bead as possible.