At one of the recent events that I attended, I was asked where did I buy the clutch I was carrying. Trust me its amazing to say “I made it”! It is always fun to make your stuff and flaunt it. Today’s post is a step by step guide to make your own Half-Braided Fabric Necklace.
- Set of fabrics of your choice (I chose plain shades of pink with one floral print )
- Matching thread
- Sewing Machine
- Big button
- Measuring tape
- Stapler/ Pin
Select 4-5 different fabrics of your choice. These can be of different prints or colors but should look nice together.Step 2
Decide on the length of the necklace and cut the fabric into strips of 1.5 times the decided length and 2 cm wide (You will know in step 6 why you need this extra length). Cut 9 such strips.
Once you have the 9 strips, sew the wrong side of each strip making it a hollow pipe of fabric.
After you have done that, turn all 9 strips inside out showing the right side of the fabric (Tip: you can use a hairpin-needle which you can push all the way from bottom of the tube to the top in order to turn the strip inside out)Step 5
Make 3 sets of 3 strips each as shown in the picture.
Now braid these three sets as shown. Now you can go for a full braided necklace or a half braided necklace. In a half braided necklace the braided part will be only in the center. Braiding actually reduces the length of the necklace, so you need the extra length.
After you finish braiding, take one corner of the necklace and stitch the loose ends with a needle and multi-layered thread (To give it a thick look). Insert a button and make a loop at the end. Now roll the thread neatly around this loop for a smooth ending of the necklace. Once done tie 2 knots near the button to make sure that the thread does not come out.
Like it??? Do leave a comment if you found the steps easy or too difficult.