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20- Minute Tied Double Flower Necklace

I needed something to liven up a plain t-shirt the other day. So I got out my fabric scraps and went to work.
20-Minute Tied Double Flower Necklace
Fabric Scraps (5 or 6 patterns)
Sewing Machine (or hot glue gun if you don’t have a machine)
2 Button Covers (or old buttons can be used if you don’t have button covers)
Glue Gun
Here’s What You Do:
  1. Cut a long strip of material approximately 26 inches in length by 2 inches in width.
  2. Fold the fabric in half (it helps if you can iron it) and then sew a seam about 1/4 of an inch away from the edges all the way down the length of material. Now tie the two edges together, forming a large circle.
  3. Take the other scraps of fabric and cut little strips of material about 1 inch in width by 4 inches in length. You will need about 20 pieces of material (approximately).
  4. Tie a knot in the necklace about every inch, alternating patterns of fabric until you have gone around the entire necklace. The knot in the original necklace will blend right in to the other knots.
  5. Now you make the flowers. Cut 4 strips of fabric in different patterns — 12 inches in length by 2 inches in width
  6. Use you sewing machine to put a seam down the center of each piece of material, using your widest width setting — your material will automatically bunch up.{ If you don’t have a machine, you can use your hot glue gun to make the flowers in the next step.}
  7. Make two two-inch circles out of felt or other material. Now run a bead of hot glue around the outside of the felt circle. Attach one of the ruffled strips to the hot flue. Make sure the edge of the material hangs over the felt so it can’t be seen. Do the same thing with the second fabric strip, laying it in the center of the felt circle. Cut off any excess material. {If you are using a glue gun, ruffle the material as you hot glue it to the felt as you go around the circle. Do this with both pieces of material. Do this to both flowers.}
  8. Do this to the second flower — following the same steps.
  9. Use a small piece of material and cover your button covers. If you don’t have button covers, you can use old buttons or scrapbooking brads or flowers.
  10. Now use Gorilla Glue to attach the fabric flowers to the necklace.



  1. I love this and I'm featuring it tomorrow for Featured Flower Fridays @ Singing Three Little Birds.

  2. very cute necklace! I saw you over on Every Crafty Endeavor!

  3. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    That is seriously adorable! I love all the cute fabrics you used! All my fabrics seem to be either very boring or way to boyish…probably because I sew more for my boys than for myself.

  4. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Super cute, Jen!! I always love your use of color. :)

  5. I love it!! So cute–and it looks like something I could actually do :)

  6. What a creative project you made! Thanks for sharing that.

  7. House of Smith's says:

    Love this! What a creative idea :)

    Hope all is well, girl!

  8. BLJ Graves Studio says:

    That is adorable! It would be so cute attached to a shirt too… the ideas are flowing. :-) Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Honey Lamb and I says:

    I love this necklace! I do want to make one and will try to today:) ~Shelley O.

  10. Super cute!

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  12. Betty J Pagley says:

    Can't wait to try it! Love it!

  13. I'm going to try this! So cute.

  14. Madigan at madiganmade says:

    Adorable idea. Great way to use up a pretty piece of leftover fabric.

  15. liz@alittlepeaceofhome says:

    your necklace is adorable! thanks for the tutorial! that will be such a fun afternoon project.

  16. Ron and Connie says:

    So very cute! Thanks for the tut, I needed it.

  17. That is super cute Miss Jen! HOly macaroni you are super tan girl! You look fan-tas-tic! Love you!

  18. Kara@ Creations by Kara says:

    These are totally cute! And I think I have all the stuff to make them. Yippee!!

  19. ellie g says:

    I put some button covers in my basket at the 'ol Hobby Lobby last week. And then, I had to make it so it wouldn't empty my bank account…and they didn't make the cut. Mistake! Obviously! Totally cute, Jen. I will be returning to get them for real this time.

  20. Cute!! And geez are you tan!

  21. Adam and Wendy says:

    Super cute!

  22. Amy @ Positively Splendid says:

    Absolutely darling!

  23. Allison says:

    That is so cute! You amaze me!