Jazz up a plain top with this easy to make fringe necklace! It really bring your outfit to the next level of style.
- Aluminum wire, 110 cm (44 ins) long (Ø 3 mm/ 1/8 in).
- Various link chains, in lengths from 15 to 40 cm (6 to 16 ins).
- 2 snap hook necklace clasps.
- Jump rings.
- Silver-colored jersey, 20 × 80 cm (8 × 32 ins).
- Coins to sew on.
- Silver bugle beads.
- Rug hooking hook.
- Needle-nose pliers.
- Sewing thread.
- Rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat.
Use the rotary cutter to cut the following from jersey: 20 strips, each 80 cm (32 ins) long, and 9 strips, each 65 cm (26 ins) long, all 5 mm (3/16 in) wide; also one strip, 75 cm (30 ins) long and 3 cm (1 1/4 in) wide. Fold the 3 cm (1 1/4 in) wide strip lengthwise, right side facing in, and stitch 7 mm (1/4 in) from the fold edge. Turn resulting tube right side out, using a safety pin as turning aid. From the 65 cm (26 ins) long strips, plait 3 plaits.
On one approx. 25 cm (10 ins) long piece of chain, run one fabric strip through the last links and knot ends of the fabric strip together (a). Cut aluminum wire into 2 pieces, 40 and 70 cm (16 and 28 ins) long. Bend ends of wires in small loops, with the needle-nose pliers. Attach necklace clasps, with jump rings (b + c).
Place rings inside eachother. On ring aluminum ring (b) braid on the strings threading it through the beads on the biggest ring. (See illustration).
Knot jersey strips onto rings, and attach chain pieces with pliers. (See Illustration). Placement of these open to interpretation, get creative!
Still feeling fringey? Try making this dress with fringe pocket or cute ballerina flats.
Fringed Patch on Dress
Fringed trim, 9 cm (31/2 ins) wide: 0.25 m (10 ins), small piece of jersey, 7 rivets with washers, and sewing thread.
From jersey, cut a strip 25 cm (10 ins) long and 4 cm (1 5/8 ins) wide. Stitch jersey strip to upper edge of fringed trim, right sides facing, stitching 1 cm (3/8 in) from edge. Fold jersey strip over upper edge of trim to back, turn edge under, and sew to back of trim. Mark centre of jersey strip. Insert a rivet here and 3 cm (1 1/4 ins) to both sides of centre. Place jersey strip with fringe on garment and pin area with rivets in place. Fold ends of jersey strip down and pin ends together diagonally, with outer sides facing. Stitch ends together diagonally, to form point. Spread seam open and sew in place by hand. Insert remaining rivets 1 cm (3/8 in) and 4 cm (1 5/8 ins) to both sides of seam. Sew upper edge of jersey strip in place, stitching 4 cm (15/8 ins) long) to both sides of centre. The lower section remains loose.
Fringed Ballerina Flats
Ballerina pumps, fringed trim, 6 cm (21/2 ins) wide: 0.20 m (8 ins), small piece of jersey fabric, 8 tubular rivets, and sewing thread.
From jersey, cut 2 strips, each 12 cm (4 3/4 ins) long and 3 cm (1 1/4 ins) wide. Cut trim into 2 equal pieces. Stitch jersey strip to upper edge of each trim piece, right sides facing, stitching 1 cm (3/8 in) from edge. Fold jersey strip over upper edge of trim and sew to back of trim, turning ends under. Lay jersey strips on shoes and sew in place with a few stitches by hand. Insert 4 rivets in each jersey strip, evenly spaced. Trim fringe even with toe of each shoe.
Happy DIYing! What else would you fringe?