Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jersey Knit Necklace



This is a simple, stylish necklace that I've been wanting to make for months. It is fun and easy - the perfect activity for a quiet summer afternoon. No sewing is involved. Anyone can do it so gather up your daughters and friends and have a party!  

Pick out some jersey knit material at your fabric store. You don't need a lot. I only bought 1/4 yard of each color. You'll be cutting your material into narrow strips so a little goes a long ways. Also, the thinner the knit the easier it is to cut. Keep this in mind. 


Using a rotary cutter, board, and ruler, cut your material into a variety of widths and lengths.


After all your cutting, you'll have a pile of knit strips. You don't have to do anything with the edges. Leave them "raw." The material won't fray.


Then, let the creativity begin. Lay out your necklace and see what strips you want - long, short, braided, or twisted. Once you have your necklace planned, begin tying your strip ends together into small knots. It is easier to tie each strip individually so you don't have a big knob of material. But, if you want to do this, go for it. I've done it both ways.

Here is an example of a braided and a twisted strip. Like I said, it is so individual how you make your necklace. It's fun to experiment with looks and colors.


Have fun and be creative!


4 comments:

  1. What a super cute, not-to-mention easy, everyday accessory! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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    1. So happy you stopped by Marie! You're absolutely right - easy, everyday accessory. Enjoy!

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  2. Always great to see you miss! Thanks for sharing at Peace, Love, Linkup! Hope to see you tomorrow! : )

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    1. So great to hear from you Ashleigh! Have a wonderful weekend!

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