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Fabric Teething Necklace

These necklaces are easy to make and can be made to go with any of your outfits! They are great for your baby to chew on when they are teething or for them to play with while they nurse.
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Steps:

  1. Lay your bead on the strip and wrap the fabric around it to ensure that you have enough material to make a 1/4" seam. Mark the fabric and cut. NOTE: My fabric strip needed to be 3 1/4" x 44".
  2. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, right sides together. Sew the fabric with a 1/4" seam.
  3. Turn the fabric right side out.
  4. Tie a knot in the fabric 2" from the end. Insert a bead from the other end, working it down to the knot. Tie another knot, just after the bead.
  5. Insert another bead and repeat. Stop when you have 2" left at the end and tie a knot.
  6. Cut 2 lengths of ribbon, long enough to tie the necklace behind your neck the length that you want. Use a lighter to melt the ends to prevent fraying.
  7. Turn the ends of the fabric inside about 1/4"(at both ends of the necklace) to prevent fraying.
  8. Lay the ribbon onto the fabric, with about 1" overlap and fold the fabric around it. Pin in place, then sew the fabric and ribbon together. Repeat at the other end.
  9. Cut a strip of fabric for the flower that is 2 1/2" x 44" (or shorter). Fold it in half, right side out and pin together.
  10. Using a needle and thread, baste the fabric together about 1/4" from the edge.
  11. Gently pull the thread, causing the fabric to bunch up and curl. Knot the end of the thread and snip off the excess.
  12. Bring the two corners on one end together and stitch. Then use your hand to work the fabric into a spiraled flower shape. Use a needle and thread to stitch the fabric together at the back, so that it hold that shape.
  13. Cut a circle of coordinating felt to adhere over the stitched area. Using matching thread, sew the pin back onto the center of the felt circle.
  14. Sew a large button into the center of your flower.
  15. Use hot glue to attach your felt circle with pin back to the back of the flower.
  16. Pin the flower to your necklace. Wear it and share it with your baby!
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September 5, 20140 found this helpful

Awesome craft!

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September 9, 20140 found this helpful

This is a great craft! It would have been so useful with my boys when they were teething.

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September 14, 20140 found this helpful

Very cute! I do have a concern about the dye in the fabric, however.
Is there a way to know if the dye used in fabric is safe for consumption? (vegetable dyes)

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September 14, 20140 found this helpful

How do you wash it?

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September 14, 20140 found this helpful

Don't you have to worry about a baby choking on the wooden bead?

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September 17, 20141 found this helpful

The beads are contained within the fabric and don't pose a chocking hazard. You are also wearing it so they should not be unsupervised.

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I prewashed the farbic and it is as safe as any other fabric (such as clothing) that your baby already puts in their mouth.

You can hand wash it with a mild soap and water, than hang it to dry.

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