Crafts for Christmas: Ruffle Necklace Tutorial
Friday, December 4, 2009 5 Post-It Notes
from Oh So Happy Together teaching us how to make a Ruffle Necklace that are all the rage right now.
Ruffle Necklace Tutorial
-Piece of fabric that is 20" by 3" (to look like grey one; the white one I did was an experiment and a hard type of material to ruffle. That one was only 12" by 4" and I trimmed it.) But as always, experiment and put your own creativity into it!
-Necklace chain (I just used what I had in my jewelry box)
-Optional: Tool to heat seal fabric if needed (I simple use a lighted candle)
1. Take your piece of fabric and fold it in half with the wrong side facing.
2. Leave a long strand of thread at the beginning (DO NOT BACK STITCH!) and run it through your sewing machine with a large stitch. Leave another long strand of thread at the end (DO NOT BACK STITCH!). Also, make sure the casing (the side where the necklace will run through) is big enough for the chain you are using.
3. Pull the long thread on the back (that came from the bobbin part of the sewing machine) to create a ruffle. I pulled the threads until it measured 6 inches. Once at desired length, tie a knot on each end with the threads.
4. Put a safety pin on the end of the chain and pull through fabric casing.
*I also hot sealed the fabrics I used because they fray very easily. So that is an option to consider as well. This is simply holding the edges of the fabric near a candle flame very quickly, or running a wood burning tool over the edge. It causes the fabric to melt and seals it so it will not fray. This is best for chiffon, sheer materials, etc. Not really for cotton like materials.*