Thursday, April 7, 2011

Necklace Redo Series #3

Alright, this week's necklace is the brown one and thought I'd try my first ruffle!!
Here we go!
Materials needed:
Necklace
Fabric strips-mine were about 13 inches long and 4 inches wide
sewing machine
needle and thread


Cut fabric so that you have 2 strips...wrong side facing each other so that the right side of fabric is seen from front and back.  Hope that makes sense!
Make a basting(longest stitch) stitch about 1/4 to 1/2 inch from side on one of the longest sides of fabric. I decided to leave the edges raw.


Pull thread on the underneath....the bobbin thread...to make fabric ruffle.

Ok so a couple of notes:
#1 this is my first ruffle and I am by no means a ruffle expert!
#2 At this stage is when I texted a pic to my sis asking if the ruffle was too wide.  She agreed with me that it was so I trimmed it to be about 2 1/2 inches wide. Thanks sis!

Finally hand sew the ruffle to the necklace.  I just sewed at the two beads where the fabric edge is on both sides


This was pretty easy and I really like how it turned out!  And it might be my favorite.....but there's still 3 more to go!!!

See my Link Party page HERE to see where I'm linking up too!

13 comments:

Natalia Lynn said...

This looks great! I am currently tryin to redo a broken necklace of mine but having trouble where to go with what I got. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

I like the colors! Would love to see a pic of what you wear it with.

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

YUM! I love ruffles, this is awesome!

The Mustard Seed said...

Hi.. stopping in from Tater Tots and Jello!

This necklace is so cute and you make it look so, so easy!!

Jennifer said...

Thanks girlies!! Sue I'll be recapping when I'm done with the series and will try and 'model' them all...I'm thinking just a plain white shirt and denim!

Jill said...

now THIS is FABULOUS (just like all your other accessories)...i'd wear this in a heartbeat.
thanks so much for sharing!
~Jill

HOMEmomMADE said...

I've just learned to make ruffles, this is adorable!

I'd love to have you stop by and link up for my new Blog Party.
Make & Share
Friday - Saturday .)

~ Christy

Jennifer said...

Thanks Christy! Headed your way..... :)

Sommer said...

Oooh that fabric is to die for! Well done =) I would love if you could stop by and link up to my VIP party tonight. Otherwise it runs every Friday through the weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

AllieMakes! said...

Very sweet! I like the fabric/necklace combo! Great job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Natalia Lynn said...

Love it! Already commented, but thanks for linkin up!

Jayna Rae said...

I keep seeing so many great ruffle necklaces, and yours is no exception. I love it!!! I must try it too.

Kindra-At Home With K said...

So cool. I love all your necklace makeovers! Love the ruffle on this one. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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