Chevron Fringe Necklace Tutorial

Chevron Fringe Necklace Tutorial

DIY Chevron Fringe Necklace

DIY Chevron Fringe Necklace

DIY Chevron Fringe Necklace

I’m super excited about this tutorial and I hope it rocks your world, like the fringe has rocked mine.

WANT TO DYE YOUR FRINGE OMBRE? CHECK OUT THIS TUTORIAL.

This DIY Chevron Fringe Necklace will take you less than one hour, and cost you less than $10. Everything you need can be found in a big box craft store and on this blog (like so many things in life).

So, let’s get crafty.

You will need:

DIY Chevron Fringe Necklace

1. 4-5″ (length) synthetic fringe in your choice of colors
(I used 4-6″ in width of each color, but buy a little extra fringe to allow for unraveling.)

**This can be found by the ribbon and other trims in the craft store, or online. I did have success dying some white fringe, so if you can’t find it in a color you like, you can go this route. I used “RIT” dye, and followed the stove top instructions.

2. 20-26″ of wide metal cable or loop chain (here’s a picture of the two kinds I used) or a pre-made necklace chain (just make sure the loops are large)

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3. A clasp of some kind and an “O” ring (I prefer a lobster claw clasp)

4. Embroidery floss in colors that match your fringe

5. A hand sewing needle

OTHER TOOLS:

Wire cutters/Needle nose pliers
A rotary cutter or sharp scissors
A ruler
The will to go on when your fringe gets sassy

HOW TO MAKE YOUR NECKLACE:

1. Cut the fringe to your desired width

For the pink/gold necklace the fringe is 6″ wide and the chain is 26″ long. For the 3-color necklace, the fringe is 5″ wide and the chain is 22″ long. Let that be your guide, then decide how fringy you’d like to be.

The fringe has little loops on top, trim the fringe between two of the loops. Refer to pictures below.

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2. Remove the bottom thread from the fringe.

To do this: hold the top of the fringe, then gently remove the thread that is strung along the bottom.

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3. Secure the ends of the fringe.

Like so many of us, I find the fringe is just dying to unravel. To keep it from doing so, you must secure the ends. Embroidery floss has 6 strands, you just need two. Remove two strands by gently pulling them away from your floss, like so:

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Then, knot the end of the strands and thread your needle. Count three lines in up by your loop tops, and make stitches that whip around the side edges of your fringe, up where the horizontal lines that secure the fringe are. See picture:

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Tie a knot in the back when you feel your fringe is secure. If any threads stick out, trim them off. The reason you count three lines in is so the end of the fringe is secure to the body of the fringe. If it’s still pulling out, count 4 lines in. Here is a finished end.

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Repeat this for ALL of your edges of all of your fringe, using the coordinating colors. Do this step BEFORE you attach your fringe. Trust me, it sucks the other way around.

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4. Cut your chain.

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5. Attach your top layer of fringe.

Color wise, you want to attach your fringe from front to back. So if you’d like pink on top, attach it first, then work your way back. Center your fringe in the middle of your chain. You might have to do some math…for that, you’re on your own.

When attaching your fringe you will always use thread that matches the TOP color. So thread your needle in your top color fringe (with 2 threads of embroidery floss.)

Next, place your fringe on top of your chain. Take your needle through the chain, then through a top loop of your fringe, like so:

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Pull the thread through, then take your needle back again, through the chain, and fringe loop. This is the basic stitch you will do to secure the rest of the fringe. But on your first chain link, do this step 4 times.

Continue attaching the fringe like this, and try to keep your chain as flat as possible along the back. You want to catch EVERY loop along the top of the fringe, and secure it to a link in the chain. Every fourth chain link or so, do four stitches (like you did at the start). This will help make the fringe SUPER secure.

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Here is the finished top layer from the back.

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6. Trim the fringe.

A rotary cutter will make life easier in this step, but if you don’t have one (WHY DON’T YOU HAVE ONE?) I suggest using a marker to make your line, then with the fringe lying flat, make your cuts. I just eyeball this step. If you are doing three layers keep in mind that you’ll want this top one pretty short.

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7. Attach your next layer of fringe.

Remember, even though you are attaching a different color of fringe, you still want your thread to match the top color.

Place the next layer of fringe behind the chain.

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Attach the fringe the same way you attached the top layer. (Secure each back layer fringe loop to the chain AND a front layer fringe loop)

8. Trim that fringe!

DIY Chevron Fringe Necklace

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Add as many layers as you like!


9. Attach the clasp.

Attach the clasp to the chain with an “O” ring. An “O” ring is just that plain metal circle that is easy to bend. This will be easier with needle nose pliers, but O rings bend pretty easily, so you can manage with your fingers and some grit if needs be.

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Your necklace is complete!!! Take awkward pictures of yourself (see below) or awesome pictures of yourself in your necklace, and email them to thelittletinyshop [at] gmail [com] and I will post them here on the blog! Or, drop them in my flickr group, or put them on my facebook page!

DIY Chevron Fringe Necklace

DIY Chevron Fringe Necklace

DIY Chevron Fringe Necklace

And the model shots:

DIY Chevron Fringe Necklace

DIY Chevron Fringe Necklace

I can’t wait to see your fringe!

Tutorial compliments of me, The Little Tiny.

xoxo,

Alison

20 Comments

  1. Heather 3 years ago

    AMAZING! I love this! Already pinned it!

  2. manda 3 years ago

    probably going to do this. this weekend. miss your face. xo

  3. Jana 3 years ago

    I'm so pumped to try this. It's genius, Ali. Pure genius.

  4. Alison 3 years ago

    thanks for the love ladies! xo

  5. Meggy 3 years ago

    This is awesome! I'm saving this for a craft night I plan to have soon…There are so many things I want to make!

    Meggy from Chasing Davies

  6. Ramsey 3 years ago

    Oh me geez. You are brilliant. Kidding not. Brilliant! This is completely lovely girl!

  7. Alison 3 years ago

    I can't wait to see some of these! SHOW ME YOUR FRINGE. xo

  8. moxiemandie 3 years ago

    Love this!! Pinning for sure!

  9. Taylor {Sew Much Love} 3 years ago

    Just popped over from Freshly Picked and LOVE this tutorial! I can't wait to make one!

  10. Alison 3 years ago

    can't wait to see it taylor!

  11. the lil bee 3 years ago

    OMG I adore these! You are so talented! I know these patterns are all DIY, but do you ever sell your necklaces or mobiles, as well?

  12. Ashlea 3 years ago

    I love it and really want to make one but I just didn't get it. Lol. I'm not a good crafter, so far. Maybe I could try in a few months.

  13. Rennee Des Vignes 2 years ago

    OMG, i bought some fringe like 3 months ago and was wondering what to do with it thanks a lot. If you have time u can check out my website; I’m a lil crafter myself :).

    Thanks for the tip and i am so going to sign up for ur newsletter

    fyi: I’m the Caribbean, so you’ve sent your inspirations as far as Trinidad and Tobago (thats where i live :) )

  14. omg…. geniusssss….. freaking genius……

    love from Holland!

  15. Chrissie 2 years ago

    Sooooooooooo great this idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Many greets from the EDELFABRIK Chrissie

  16. eu adorei estes colares esta de parabes
    so queria apreder mas nao comsegui

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