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Bib Necklace How-To

Iron-on applique, originally used for embellishing clothing, takes on new life when strung from metallic cord or ribbon to create a beautiful handmade necklace.

Materials

  • Embroidered iron-on trim
  • Detail scissors
  • Fabric
  • Cord or ribbon
  • Iron

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Choose your embroidered iron-on trim, which typically comes on a roll and is purchased by the yard. Use a pair of detail scissors to carefully cut into the trim.

  2. Step 2

    On a flat surface, piece together your desired design. For the most durable necklaces, make sure the applique pieces overlap one another.

  3. Step 3

    On another flat surface, lay out a piece of fabric, cut slightly larger than the design. (The fabric layer will back your applique and ensure that your necklace is sturdy.) Cut a piece of cord or ribbon to the desired necklace length. Drape it on the fabric. Transfer the design onto the fabric, sandwiching the cord.

  4. Step 4

    Iron all layers to seal. Let cool. Use detail scissors to cut away any excess fabric.

  5. Step 5

    Trim the ribbon to the desired length, and knot the loose ends to finish.

Reviews (1)

  • Melissa_li 22 Mar, 2014

    a beautiful handmade necklace.