knotty necklace DIY

This is a fun project to do with fabric scraps and takes practically no time or skills at all! Promise :)
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Supplies:
Fabric scraps
Multi-sized beads (I got big tribal looking wooden ones– super cheap!)
Sewing machine//thread
Scissors /or/ rotary cutter
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first cut your strips at 3.75″ by however long you’d like them. I did 5 strips of about 15″. This is a good length, but depending on how long you’d like your necklace, you can change the size accordingly!
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Place the strips right sides together and sew along the short end. Do this for all strips of fabric until you have one looooong strip of scraps.
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Fold and press the long strip right sides together and sew a seam all the way down the long end.
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now you’ll have a long tube casing. Starting at one end, clip a safety pin on the end and push through until you reach the other side.
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Now your casing should be right side out.
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Tie a knot about 2.5″ from one end.
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Feed a bead through the casing…
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And watch it fall to the knot.
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Tie another knot on the other side of the bead.
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Repeat this as often as you’d like throughout the entire casing. I added another bead every 4.5″ and varied the beads in size.
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When you finish adding beads. Stick one end of the casing inside the other (tuck in the other’s raw edges) and topstitch across the top. Now you’ve got a necklace!
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wrap it a couple of times, stick it over a tshirt & you’re good to go!! 
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8 thoughts on “knotty necklace DIY

  1. My dear, I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It’s beautiful, well structured, interesting… and it has completely got me hooked. I think we’re going to get along just fine! 😉 Your necklace is fantastic. What a style winner! I’m your new follower and I’d be very pleased if you like my blog enough to follow it as well! I’ve also rustled up some DIY jewellery…. a beaded friendship bracelet! http://www.coffeetoastandlondon.com/2012/05/wrist-action-diy-beaded-bracelets.html
    I wish you lots of success and will surely come back often kisses Laura http://www.coffeetoastandlondon xxx

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