Sewing Necklace

Sewing Necklace
Sewing Necklace

Crafts Projects - Sewing Necklace

Materials: 1 1/8 yd. (103 cm), 1 1/2" (3.8 cm) wide blue plaid ribbon; 1 1/8 yd. (103 cm) 1 1/2" (3.8 cm) wide blue grosgrain ribbon; 1/2 yd. (45.4 cm) 3/8" (1 cm) wide blue grosgrain ribbon; 1 tape measure; 1handful polyester stuffing; red felt scraps; embroidery scissors, thimble; sewing gauge.


1. Cut: Make a heart pattern. Cut one 1 1/8" x 4 1/2" (2.8 x 11.5 cm) pocket strip and 2 hearts from felt scraps. Cut 3/8" (1 cm) wide grosgrain ribbon in 2 equal lengths. Cut tape measure off at 39 1/2" (100.5 cm).

Heart Shown in Actual Size

2. Assemble: Center and pin felt pocket strip to one end of plaid ribbon. Zigzag or use a decorative stitch along sides of felt pocket. Loop one narrow ribbon through scissors. Pin ribbon ends sat raw edge of plaid ribbon and machine baste. Layer heart motifs together. Edge-stitch, leaving 1 1/4" (3.2 cm) top opening. Fold other narrow ribbon in half, center and tack fold to inside heart pocket. Center and machine baste ends to other plaid ribbon raw edge. Center tape measure on wide grosgrain ribbon. Edge-stitch tape on all sides. With right sides together, stitch wide grosgrain to plaid ribbon with 1/4" (6 mm) seam across "heart" pocket end. Turn and press. With wrong sides together, edge-stitch ribbon sides.

3. Pin Cushion: Measure 4 1/4" (11 cm) from open end, stitch across. Stuff tightly. Turn 1/4" (6 mm) raw edges inside and stitch closed.