Ruffle Necklace

You might spot a necklace like this at a high-end boutique or one of the fancier chain clothing stores but creating your own couldn’t be simpler and you probably have what you need in your closet right now!

Things you’ll need:
Long thin scarf, about 2 feet by four inches or a piece of lightweight material of those dimensions
Sewing machine and thread
Necklace chain, this can be thick or thin, whichever you prefer

Things to do:
1. Fold the scarf in half, lengthwise, wrong sides together. Sew along the edge with a 3/4 inch seam allowance using your longest stitch. Do not backstitch!
2. Sew along the other side, also with a 3/4 inch seam allowance and also using your longest stitch length. Again, do not backstitch. (Make sure the space between the two stitch lines can easily fit the width of your chain)
3. Carefully pull the bobbin threads to gather from each end until the fabric is about 6-8 inches long. Tie the threads at each end and trim.
4. Run the chain through the necklace and fasten in place.

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  1. How cute is this? And simple enough even for the sewing machine challenged like me!!

  2. I am thinking, if you sew the strip with the wrong sides together, then turn inside out and finish the ends by turning under. Then put in your center seams, you wouldnt have the one long edge with stitching on it. I love the idea.