Tuesday, 18 December 2012

DIY: How to make a Bib Necklace

This was something I ended up making on a rather lazy afternoon, thought I'd share it with you guys.

I adore bib necklaces, and when I found some interesting patches and fabric at a local store, decided to try making one myself.


You will need:

-Fabric
-Scissors
-Fabric glue
-A needle and some thread
-Patches
-Interesting little trinkets to adorn the leftover space on the fabric
-Ribbon/Chain


 STEP 1:

It'll take a good few hours, and a reasonable amount of hard work and hunting in craft shops to accumulate all the pieces you would need for a DIY of this sort.
While buying the pieces, keep in mind the colour combination you want your neckpiece to comprise of and stick to it, too many colours will spoil the beauty of it. 
As you can see, I've opted for pieces in off-white and gold here.


STEP 2:

Put together all the pieces, and play around a little with the permutations and combinations, and see what design you would like best. There are clearly no hard and fast rules for this, it all depends on your creativity, and what seems appealing to you.


I placed my main patches to form a 'V' shape, as seen here. I used fabric glue to stick them on, and used two layers of fabric as base, to make the whole bib patch more sturdy.


I bought these pretty little things from a local market near my house.



STEP 3:

Fill in the empty spaces on the fabric, after you've stuck on your main patches. 
Play around with the designs, make it fun and quirky!




STEP 4:

Let it dry for about 20-30- minutes, then cut out your patchwork with scissors.




 STEP 5:

Cut out equal portions of the ribbon, and stitch them onto the backside of the patchwork.





This is how my final product turned out to be. Doesn't it look gorgeous?!
And the fact that I made it with almost negligible amount of money makes me so gleeful! ^_^ 

You can also make it in different colours and different patterns to go with various dresses and attires. :)



Drop in a comment here if you have any questions. 
Hope you enjoyed the DIY-
:)






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