Ruffle up your neck with these DIY necklaces

Have you seen these fabric ruffle necklaces around? I’ve seen them retailing at Etsy for above US$20. But I’ve got three here and they cost me nothing for they were made from scraps of fabrics. I can make more but I don’t have enough chains to make them with.

They are very easy to make and all that is needed are a pair of scissors, thread and needle. All right, you’ll need chains or cords but you can also use ribbons or lace; anything that can double up as a necklace.

Adds a feminine touch
I made this from the sleeve of my son’s old tee. it’s got some nice stitching that makes it look interesting. The thing about ruffles is that they immediately add a feminine touch to any outfit; I love them!

Hem them in
It’s better to use the hem because you can use the open end to contain the chain. Alternatively, you can sew the other end and use the hem to keep the fabric from fraying.

Types of fabric
I found that different fabric yields different results. I didn’t have any organza fabric at home or that would have made a nice ruffle necklace. I must try to get those fabric to try soon.

Looks like a mini curtain
This one was made from an old shirt. The material is a bit stiff so it isn’t as soft as the other two. But still, it’s a nice color although my husband asked me why I was wearing a curtain around my neck. LOL.

Tutorial on Viva Woman Facebook
You can check up the pictures on Viva Woman Facebook Page on how to make this. Like the DIY fabric flower bracelet, it’s easy to make and can be completed under 10 minutes once all materials are ready.

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  1. Angel says:

    Really cute~ You chose really nice fabrics! I didn’t know this sort of thing was popular, but then again, I don’t frequent etsy often. ;P I’ll check out the tutorial!

  2. Chris says:

    I love these DIY posts. I am already getting ideas for my own necklaces, like adding beads, twisting up the fabric, etc.
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  3. Amanda says:

    My rusty mind can never come up with anything creative. The only time in my life that I can (barely) call myself creative was when I was so obsessed with handmade jewelry. I actually made scores of necklaces, earrings, and pendants for me and my friends. The process of creating things felt so great ?
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  4. TLE says:

    Cant help wondering if there is any way the fabric can be stitched/ hemmed (with velcro?) so that they can be used interchangeably with one chain…

  5. sesame says:

    Can’t do velcro cos you need the thread to create the gathers…

  6. sesame says:

    Oh please…if you can make necklaces, earrings and pendants, then you are very creative! You’re just being humble. ?

  7. sesame says:

    I hope you have fun making some!

  8. sesame says:

    I’ve seen some of them retailing…but the fabric used are more interesting.

  9. xin says:

    it’s so unique and there is only one in the world ?
    p/s: love your hub’s sense of humor
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  10. sesame says:

    He has indeed a great sense of humor…always at MY expense. ?

  11. MereMakeupManiac says:

    very creative and chic at almost no cost! love ingenous yet fab ideas like this!
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  12. sesame says:

    Give it a try…it’s really easy too!

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