Festive Holly and Berry Fabric Necklace

December 11, 2019 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

Hello lovely blog readers! Hope you’re well.

I’m just back with a little fabric project which is perfect for anyone who fancies a quirky statement piece to wear at Christmas. I was kindly sent a pack of Gütermann recycled thread so decided this would be a great project to put it through its paces.

My daughter said that it looks like a golden snitch; maybe a seasonal version! I did this all by hand- and it didn’t take long either. Circles are always a challenge- and by punching out two cardboard circles, I got the cut line and also the stitch line ( which is how you’ll get the best circular result).

I trimmed two circles out, placed them right sides together and started to stitch a close backstitch using the Gütermann recycled thread. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as the normal Gütermann thread, but this was strong, sewed well and has a lovely sheen to it ( shame it was on the inside!)

You can see the sheen and colours here. I do hope they bring out lots more colours as increasingly I’m reaching the Vlieseline Recycled interfacing and would like my threads to cost the earth as little as possible. I did topstitch the circle after I’d stuffed it a little. It performed beautifully. I did the same technique with the leaves. I couldn’t be bothered to try and turn out intricate points like on holly leaves so left the hint of a shape and picked out the details with green thread.

All that was left was to attach the leaves together. I actually caught them all together when I did the top stitching on the berry. I fashioned an elongated choker out of wire and stitched the holly to it on the reverse. Now I just need to be brave and actually wear it whilst ignoring my kid’s comments!

Have you ever made your own jewellery and were you brave enough to wear it?

I really recommend the Gütermann Recycled thread. I haven’t given it a thorough testing on my machine yet, but I’ll let you know once I have!

Keren x

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