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Making a Fabric Teething Necklace


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September 5, 2014

Fabric Teething NecklaceThese 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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Supplies:

  • 20 mm wooden beads
  • fabric strip - necklace (3 1/4 in. x 44 in.)
  • fabric strip - flower (2 1/2 in. x 44 in.)
  • large button
  • felt
  • pin back
  • hot glue gun
  • ribbon
  • needle and thread
  • sewing machine

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. test fit bead in fabric
     
    mark length of fabric
     
  3. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, right sides together. Sew the fabric with a 1/4" seam.
  4. pin fabric together
     
    sew fabric together
     
  5. Turn the fabric right side out.
  6. turn fabric right side out
     
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  7. 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.
  8. knot fabric and insert bead
     
    knot fabric again
     
  9. Insert another bead and repeat. Stop when you have 2" left at the end and tie a knot.
  10. insert another bead and knot
     
    beaded and knotted fabric
     
  11. 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.
  12. melt ends of ribbon for fraying
     
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  13. Turn the ends of the fabric inside about 1/4"(at both ends of the necklace) to prevent fraying.
  14. turn ends of fabric inside
     
  15. 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.
  16. fold fabric around ribbon 1
     
    pin fabric and ribbon together
     
    ribbon sewn onto necklace
     
    finished necklace
     
  17. 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.
  18. pin fabric together
     
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  19. Using a needle and thread, baste the fabric together about 1/4" from the edge.
  20. bast along edge
     
  21. Gently pull the thread, causing the fabric to bunch up and curl. Knot the end of the thread and snip off the excess.
  22. bunch fabric up with basting thread
     
  23. 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.
  24. stitch ends together
     
    work fabric into flower shape 2
     
    stitch to hold shape
     
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  25. 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.
  26. cut out circle
     
    sew pin back onto felt
     
  27. Sew a large button into the center of your flower.
  28. sew button into center of flower
     
  29. Use hot glue to attach your felt circle with pin back to the back of the flower.
  30. glue felt onto flower back
     
    pin back on flower
     
  31. Pin the flower to your necklace. Wear it and share it with your baby!
  32. finished teething necklace
     
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December 15, 2014

This teething necklace is not only fashionable but also a great toy and teether for baby. Make them in a variety of fabrics to go with multiple outfits.

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