As you all know, my DIYs are mostly of earrings. But a few days back a very dear one from IMBB asked me to do some DIYs on bracelets and neckpieces too as she is not much into junk earrings. So this one is for her 🙂 bracelets will follow, enjoy this one for the time being, I was always fascinated by the bow style, a pretty bow could make any drab dress look cool in an instant! I used to marvel at my mum’s amazing stitching abilities during childhood ( I still do!). All our dresses were made by her and she adorned each dress with home made bows, laces and frills. Today, I have tried to make a neckpiece with bows although I totally suck at stitching. All you would need for this are:
1. Scraps of fabric ( I used the leftover fabric from the dress my mum made for me), make sure you use bright colors.
2. Beads of your choice. I have used black as I wanted the bows to do all the talking.
5. Patience .
Step 1: Cut out two rectangles from any two fabric of different colors. One should be smaller than the other.
Step 2: Fold one piece into half. The brighter side of the print should be inside.
Step 3: Start sewing up the sides.
Step 4: Continue the sewing until you form a cylindrical pocket sort of thing.
Step 5: It should look like this.
Step6: Now hold the ends and roll the “pocket” inside. In this way, the brighter side will now be out and your stitches would be hidden.
Step7: Roll the end and sew it up too.
Step 8: You should have a rectangle like this!
Step 9: Pinch the centre of the rectangle like so.
Step 10: Use a bright colored thread and start wrapping up the centre tightly. Tie a knot once you think it is thick enough.
Step 11: It should look like this.
Step 12: Repeat the steps for the other fabric and make a bow smaller than the first one.
Step 13: Measure an appropriate length of thread( as long as you wish your neckpiece to be) and start srtinging in the beads.
Step 14: Bead in till you reach more than half of the thread.
Step 15: Now string in the bigger bow.
Step 16: Use different colored beads now.
Step 17: Repeat with black beads and then string in the smaller bow.
Step 18: Now complete beading till you cover the entire thread length.
Step 19: Finally tie a knot.
Your BB neckpiece ( bow n bead) 😉 is ready!
Flaunt it with a cool pair of Tee but make sure the tee is of a single color, otherwise it won’t be as prominent 🙂 I will be wearing this soon! Won’t you try it out too?
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