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Flower Ribbon Bib Necklace by Carasan
Cassandra and I wanted to design something that anyone with basic sewing skills could make. We wanted to also design a piece that wouldn't cost you too much to make, but would look great and be all Carasan. We made ours in our studio, so we had lots of "stuff" to use with which to embellish the necklace. The one pictured should cost you $35.00 or less to make. It is made from items you can buy on sale, or better yet, recycle things you already have around your house

Think outside of the box; this is just a guide for you to use - have fun and just go for it.

Posted by Carasan from Dillwyn, Virginia, United States • Published
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  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Print pattern and layout the 10" x 10" fabric, fold it in half and pin the pattern to it. Now cut two.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    At this point if you are using interfacing cut one. Trim off 1/2" of the edge as you do not want it to show once the necklace is finished.

  • Step 3

    Lay the top fabric out and play with the placement of your embellishments. Once you find what you like, take a photo so you can use that as a reference point if you like. Or just see in the images what we did and follow along with us.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next you are going to make the 2 ribbon flowers. We used a double wire ribbon.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut the yard of ribbon in half. Fold over one edge and stitch it down to make sure it will not come out once you start to pull on the other side of the wire. Now that it is stitched in place, pull the other side until it is all ruffled. Roll it into a flower shape.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stitch in place at center. Now you have a flower, repeat for the second one.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now stitch these in place on fabric, only the front side.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Next, sew a shell in the center of each flower. Use a crystal in the center of the shell to finish the look.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now that you have the flowers sewn down on the sides, and you have decided where you are placing the rest of your embellishments, start to sew them in place.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Remember, you are only sewing these down to the face of the necklace, not the back. See images for ideas on placement of embellishments.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Once this is all done, you are now ready to add the ribbon that will go around your neck. Cut the 1" ribbon that is about a yard, in half. Now see image for placement on back fabric. You are going to just stitch the ribbon in place on the top and bottom of placement on fabric. You don�t want it moving when you sew the sides together.

    At this point, if you are using interfacing, you want to lay it in between the top-face and back of fabric. Now pin all sides in place and sew the sides together. We used a blanket stitch, you can use whatever you like. Now that the sides are done and the neck ribbon is on, you can finish the embellishment of the sides. We used large hot pink, round freshwater pearls. You can use glass beads or whatever you want to finish the look. It is your necklace, it should reflect who you are.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Last, but not least, place the necklace around your neck. Decide how you want it to lay on you. Place a pin on each side of ribbon and cut off excess ribbon, leaving around a half an inch to turn under and sew down in place.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now that you have that done, sew in place your clasp.

  • How to make a collar / bib. Bib Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    It is done, finished! and you can wear it out and stop everyone in their tracks. No one will have one like it, as you made this and it is all you; truly one of a kind!

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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Very lovely!
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mirukumilk
mirukumilk · 2 projects
cuteeee <3
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Krafty Kitty Kat >'.'<
Krafty Kitty Kat >'.'< · Blackburn, England, GB · 11 projects
love this!
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