Today I want to share with you this very fun gingham necklace that can be made simply with a small strip of fabric and a few marbles and some thread.
You need a long length of fabric and cutting it on the cross works best, if you don't have much fabric you can join two pieces together to achieve the length you need, around 80-90 cm, it all really depends on how long you would like your necklace to be.
To fit an average small marble you need your fabric strip to be around 7cm wide, but again do measure for yourself as the size could be a little different. You fold your piece in half and stitch along the long edge making a channel.
You turn the fabric tube to the right side out and begin filling with the marbles, again this is trial and error depending on how long you want the necklace to be. I used 11 marbles in this design, I think an odd number works better so that you have one central bead.
With each bead you secure with white thread, then you wrap a number of times to give a clean neat finish.
Once all the marbles are secure, all thats left to do is stitch closed the band openings with the machine or hand stitching, press with an iron and its ready to wear.
This is such an easy fun project and a great one to do with kids. I've got some more variations to share with you but I will save those for another day, so watch this space.
Gingham is so on trend at the moment and its cheap and cheerful, most good fabric shops have it in stock so why not have a go.
Have a great Monday and do share your pics with us if you make this project, we would love to see them, the easiest way would be to tag us in an instagram post. Can't wait to see your creations.