How to make a Ruffle Necklace {awesome gift idea!}

wow, are we already to wednesday?! crazy. we added some new colors to the November Ruffle Necklace craft kit and it now comes in 5 new colors and a new texture! ruffle necklace craft kit

the new colors are: Icey Blue linen, Snow White linen, Natural linen, Pretty Pink corduroy, and Evergreen Corduroy. the linen has the raw texture look and the corduroy is the fuzzy warm look that’s perfect for winter! these colors and fun textures make perfect christmas gifts….that you can make!!

How to Make a Ruffle Necklace Tutorial

how to make a ruffle necklace

1. fold your piece of 13″x4″ fabric in half and crease with your finger. place finished necklace chain in the crease.

2. fold fabric over so that chain is sandwiched in the middle.

3. with a needle and doubled thread, push the needle up one side of the fabric so that the knot is between the 2 layers of fabric.

4. sew a loose hand stitch about 1/4″ away from the edge so that the chain is between the needle and the crease in the fabric. stitch across the length of the fabric. {13″}

5. pull the thread tight until fabric ruffles reach approx. 5″-6″ or whatever looks good to you. hold fabric in place and pull chain so that the chain is full length again.

6. tie off the thread with the knot between the fabric again so that it is hidden. snip ends of thread and you’re ready to rock one pretty ruffle necklace!

here is Cara, our lovely model…

fabric ruffle necklace

does this necklace look familiar? you might remember this ruffle necklace from awhile back….

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    This is cute & seems so easy! & best of all quick, sometimes you just need a few quick things. ;)

  2. 2

    Those are cute! I think I would add the extra step in there to drop some Fray Check on the ends so they don’t ravel. Really cute though!

    1. 2.1
      Kathy H.

      Hi Leah.What does “Drop some Fray Check” Mean?I am new to sewing & not familiar with all the terms yet.Thanks :)

      1. No worries! We all were new to sewing at some point! Fray Check is a product that you can buy. It’s in drop form and you just apply it to the ends of raw edges and when it dries it will keep them from fraying. :) It’s also handy for the ends of ribbon! The brand name is Dritz and the also make a great product called Sewers Aid. Sewer’s Aid is good if you are sewing something that has been fused together with iron on fusing because the adhesive can make your needle all gunky. Sewer’s Aid is like a lubricant that keeps the gunk from building up, and even gets the gunk off of your needle. :) I hope that helps! these are two things I keep in my supplies at all times! Happy sewing!

        1. Kathy H.

          LOL Leah its funny you mentioned the Sewers aid because I ran across that very problem of my Needle getting icky from “TRYING” to use fusing to put Vinyl on My Grandbabies Bibs.The iron on stuff didn’t work & my Needle needed to be changed.I will be going to Joanne’s to Pick up both of these products.Thank You..

  3. 3

    These are adorable Linda! I love that they are so quick and easy:)

  4. 4

    Im so in love with these! Great idea and I cant wait to try it.

  5. 5

    Very nice necklace, it’s easy to make it, i’ll probably try to make it, thank you for the tutorial!

  6. 6

    I tried making necklaces just like this about a month ago .. I wasn’t as successful as you — maybe I’ll try again!