Sunday, 30 March 2014

DIY Fabric Scraps Tassel Necklace

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If you've been following my quilt updates you may recognise some of the fabrics from today's DIY! As I cut my patchwork pieces I was careful not to throw away any of the scraps as I knew they would come in handy at some point - if you sew I'm sure the above image looks familiar! Whilst the larger scraps are still waiting to be used for a future project I gathered together the thin strips for a jewellery DIY. Here's how I turned them into a pendant...

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1. First I sorted through the scraps and pulled out the thin ones that weren't big enough to use for other sewing projects. I then trimmed them all down to roughly the same length

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2. Next I cut a short length of wire and bent it into the shape shown above to use as my base for the fabric pieces

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3. I began adding the strips onto the wire by folding them in half over it. I continued layering on fabric strips until I felt the tassel looked the right size

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4. To keep the strips in place I took the ends of the wire and twisted them together

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5. Putting the tassel aside I cut another small length of wire and wrapped it around a pen to create a loop big enough to thread the tassel through

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6. Next I slipped the wire over the top of the tassel and secured it in place by carefully tightening it around the fabrics using pliers

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7. I then went back to the twisted wire I had created earlier and used round-nose pliers to turn it into a small loop to hang the pendant

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8. Finally I opened up a jump ring and hooked on the tassel using the loop created in step 7, as well as a chain. I carefully closed up the jump ring and the necklace was done!

If you have any great DIY projects or ideas for using up fabric scraps let me know in the comments below!

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