Monday, November 9, 2009

How To Make Fabric Jewelry Tutorial Links

Soft Jewelry Part 1 of 2
Do you have a fabric stash? Want to whittle it down a bit? Then check out these awesome tutorials to make jewelry from fabric. They not only make jewelry possible for people with metal allergies but now jewelry can really coordinate with your wardrobe! Crafty artisans can use some of these tips to embellish other items like purses, bags and hats.

Stiffened Fabric Pendant
If you never thought fabric could make jewelry, then take a look at this gorgeous stiffened fabric pendant tutorial by Craftypod. Choosing the right fabrics would really make your design stand out.
Embroidered and Bead Embellished Necklace
The De-Are blog has a fabric square choker tutorial where you get to be creative with embroidery and beads to make each square unique.
Fabric Strip and Chain Necklace
My favorite DIY fashionista did it again with this simple but clever idea of taking a strip of fabric and weaving it in and out of a large chain. She also has other accessory ideas in the same tutorial based on a leopard print material.
Fabric Covered Wooden Bead Necklace
Froo*gal otherwise known as Kathy Gillespie wrote this cool tutorial on how to wrap fabric scraps around large wooden beads. She was inspired by a Louis Vuitton design which retails for over $800!
Fabric Covered Wooden Bead Necklace 2
The inspiration and result of Julie Pennington's tutorial is the same but the construction is different from the above tutorial in that a long fabric tube is used so there is no need to get wooden beads with holes. Get the instructions and the tutorial link to the Martha Stewart video here.
Hat tip to Blisstree for this and the fabric chain necklace link.
You're not limited to necklaces either. Sew Fantastic has the bracelet tutorial if you need the dimensions of the tube.
Rolled Fabric Ball and Wire Necklace
This funky necklace has no wooden balls inside but is made by rolling a fabric scrap into a ball and secured with wire. The tutorial is by Cat Morley on Cutoutandkeep.
Fabric Chain Necklace
I didn't know you could make chains out of fabric until I came across Funny Face's chunky chain tutorial. She has made it chunky but you could scale it down a tad if you prefer.
Fabric Strips Necklace
The Craftzine.com blog has a tutorial which uses narrow strips of fabric to form the necklace focal. So even remnants from a sewing project can be put to good use! Or you can braid fabric strips and make a triple stranded necklace as Cakies did on her tutorial.
Fabric Scrap Necklace
Mixi over at Craftster posted this delightfully colorful fabric remnant necklace - the more colors the merrier! Hat tip to Thisismysecondlife for this and two tutorial links below (the layered fabric flower necklace and the knotted fabric ball).
Layered Fabric Flower Necklace
Blue Eyed Pinup posted a graduated fabric flower tutorial after she made a couple for a trip because she didn't want something heavy.
The fabric rosette necklace by You Can Make This is bib-style which is indeed all the rage now.
This beautiful Anthropologie inspired necklace tutorial is by Morgan on the Mrs Priss blog.
Peace Necklace 
The Fine Craft Guild has a cool upcycled fabric necklace tutorial which reminds me of scrunchies. Perfect for young fashionistas.
Fabric Bracelets
Cheryl of Bayoubags wrote this tutorial for a belt-style fabric bracelet which you can embellish in any way. I like the adjustable length part. Check out the Fiskars site for Patti Milazzo's alternative finish to fabric bracelets.
Braided Fabric Bracelets
I really like these easy bracelets which you can make following Linda's tutorial on Craftaholics Anonymous. Minimal sewing for soft jewelry to match your outfits and whittle down down your fabric stash or you could recycle some old clothes.
Fabric Covered Bangles
Another easy method is covering a bangle with fabric as you can see from the tutorial by Adventures of Rory and Jess. Hat tip to Craftgossip.
Fabric Butterfly Ring
Craftstylish tipped me off on this super 3-D fabric butterfly ring tutorial by mixed media artist Bridget Benton. She started off with printed butterfly fabric and crafted a little magic with thin batting, wire and some fusible webbing!
Fabric Earrings
Got really small scraps? Then make stud earrings following Jessica's tutorial on the Happytogether blog.

Fabric Corsage
Craftgossip wrote about the informal fabric corsage tutorial over at the MyMammaMadeIt blog. Alexis recycled clothing but you can easily do this with fabric remnants too.
Camelia Flower Brooch
The Natural Wedding Company blog published a camelia flower brooch by Ruth Singer. This tutorial is ideal for making corsages for a wedding party or perhaps a Mother's Day gift.

Ruffled Fabric Flower Pin
This tutorial by Chris Pickup is perfect to adorn a little girl's dress. Via
Fabric and Eco Jewelry Brooch
Erika Kern over at Craftstylish wrote a layered brooch tutorial which used broken jewelry as embellishments.  Neat upcycling project!
Knotted Fabric Ball Beads
One Thread Magazine article has a series of tutorials showing how to make fabric knots and two kinds of knotted balls (for beads or as buttons). String them with glass beads for a unique mixed media necklace.
Funky Fabric Beads
Alma Stoller's tutorial shows how to make fun, funky and artistic beads from fabric with beaded and yarn embellishments using knitting needles as embellishments!





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16 comments :

Bev's Jewelry said...

Wow, what a great collection of ideas for using fabric. Can't decide which one I like the best.

Clair said...

I've had a few of these lovelies on my to do list for quite some time - not sure whether more tutorials to drool over is a good thing!

Azure Islands Designs said...

What a great selection of ideas, I do think my favorite is the first pendant...I'm afraid I don't have a material stash,just beads, beads, and more beads!!! :0)
Cheers

Gabriel said...

Super pretty! I love the choker - so whimsical!

Lisa Crone said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! I love everything! I want to do it all! I have a secret thing for fabric along with beads and paper products! Oh dear!! You are awesome for finding all of these to share!

BetteJo said...

I like the scrap necklace. What a great piece to wear with jeans!

MyBlog said...

Great designs. This is the new trend.

Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry said...

What a fabulous idea for all those quilters out there to expand their horizons.
-Stephanie

Willi said...

Now I understand what to do with my fabric samples - what great ideas!

diamond tennis bracelets said...

I used to make fabric bangles a while ago, but definitely nothing as intricate as the one you showed! Very cool to see how some of the pros get these things made! :)

lolo said...

Happy New Year! It was a nice surprise to see my fabric square choker tutorial (that's me in the photo). What is not cool is that the De-Are blog (unlike yours) did not even credited it to me, they simply took it. Very unfair to working crafters.This is not your fault of course, but I wanted to set the record straight because De-Are just fills their site with other people's work and ideas without credit.
This is my blog for the record: http://lolosinclair.blogspot.com/

Thank you for your great posts!
Lolo

The Beading Gem said...

Happy New Year, lolo! I myself write free tutorials ao I appreciate the work that goes into one. I ALWAYS credit the author and the link from my blog to yours is a given.

beads said...

Thanks for this article, we supply plain wooden beads and several customers have asked for ideas on using them with fabric recently. I like to be able to give detailed answers so this has been really helpful!

Ann@ jewellery for kids said...

Wow, Fantastic collection of fabric jewelry, the "Fabric Chain Necklace" looks really gorgeous. Thanks for providing the tutorial link.

Making Jewellery said...

Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…

Linda Keesee said...

Great ideals for using up your scrap material. Can make some really cute jewelry. Thanks for sharing these.

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