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Crafts for Christmas: Ruffle Necklace Tutorial

Friday, December 4, 2009 5 Post-It Notes

Ways To Save: Crafts for Christmas Special. For our third Craft we have Jessica Fediw
from Oh So Happy Together teaching us how to make a Ruffle Necklace that are all the rage right now.

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Ruffle Necklace Tutorial

Ruffle Necklace Tute

Materials needed:
-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)
-Safety pin
-Optional: Tool to heat seal fabric if needed (I simple use a lighted candle)

How To:

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.

Ruffle Necklace Tute

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.

Ruffle Necklace Tute

*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.*

Ruffle Necklace Tute

5 Post-It Notes »

  • 'Manda said:  

    Very pretty! Cool craft idea.

  • Brandy said:  

    Great tutorial and very pretty necklace!!!

    (coming from MomDot Forum)

  • Brittany said:  

    Beautiful!!! You make it look so simple too! I might just have to try it out and make some for my girls for xmas!

  • Fresh Mommy said:  

    Ohhh, that's so pretty!! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing the 'how to'!!


  • Prasti said:  

    how adorable! what a great idea!