Friday, June 8, 2012

DIY Chiffon Necklace

My sewing and crafting has slowed way down this year, I'm not doing nearly as much of it as I want to. There just doesn't seem to be enough time.

I saw this one day on the Martha Stewart Show as I was folding laundry, of course ~grin~
It's from the girl of I Spy DIY, she takes high end fashion items and makes them herself on a dime budget. Usually with things you either have at home already or can get at the Dollar Store-now that's my kind of crafting right there!

All you need a foam visor, 1/4 chiffon any color, 1/4 tulle any color, ribbon in coordinating color, needle and thread.  That's it! You don't need a machine for anything.

Take the back strap off the visor. Cut your ribbon to your desired length and stitch one end down on the edge of the visor. Do the same with the other end.

You want to cut a whole bunch of circles from the tulle

You will fold the circles in half, then in half again. It will look like a petal.

Using your needle and thread start sewing down your tulle petals all around the visor.{I did 2-3 stitches per petal and kept it going in one long running stitch, the only time I knotted it off was when I ran out of thread}

                            Go around the edges, then start filling in the middle

Then cut a whole bunch of squares in the chiffon (hopefully your squares will be straight:)}.

Once you have it nice and filled in with your tulle. Take your chiffon squares. Fold them accordion style {back and forth back and forth} then fold it in half. Sew it down in between the petals to cover up the bottoms of your petals

You can fill in anywhere else you think. Make it as full as you want. Then fluff with your fingers.

Done!! It looked WAY better than I thought it would and looked so elegant. I thought I would wear it to the beach this summer, but I'm not sure now, it's kinda fancy looking :) My husband still isn't so sure about it, but I think once I wear it he will love it too:) dontcha think?

I linked up at Studio Jru, Saturday Show and Tell, Bloom


  1. I like a nice necklace with delicate chiffon and soft tones and textures.

  2. I love the soft tones and all the ruffles! Very pretty! What a fun little project. Thanks for sharing! :)


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