How to make a scrap Fabric Necklace - Something beautiful can always be made from leftovers!
You will need: scissors, 4 rubber bands, fabric scraps ( the longer the better) coordinating thread.
1. Choose your scrap fabrics.
2. Take your scrap fabric, cut a .5''-1'' snip and tear the rest of the fabric down for a nice frayed edge. Used 3 different fabrics for each strand. Repeat until you have nice large pile of strips (approximately 9 strips, more if some strips are particularly short).
3. For the longest strand, gather 3 of the longest strips and tie the beginning end together with a rubber band.
4. Braid the 3 pieces together until about 34’’ long and tie both ends together with rubber band when done. You can make the strands any length you want, if run out of fabric, grab another strip and weave it into the braid.
5. Repeat steps 2 & 3 for additional strands. The second longest strand, once braided, should be about 30’’ long. The shortest strand, once braided, should be about 28’’ long.
6. To sew a strand together, remove the rubber band, gather each end of the strand together (with ends slightly overlapping) and zigzag stitch ends together with sewing machine. Repeat to close the other strands. Snip off any excess.
7. To sew all 3 of the strands together, line up the sewn ends together (side-by-side) and zigzag stitch all three strands together. This is to reinforce all three strands together. Another option to close the necklace is to sew a 10’’ strip of coordinating ribbon at each end, which allows the necklace to be tied closed. Snip of any excess fabric or thread.
8. Voila! Put on and wear… it is beautiful and stylish way to make use of all your lovely scraps.