Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Easy Pocket Necklaces


Back-to-School, Pocket Necklaces, anyone?

This pocket-sized necklace is made of felt, so there were no edges that could unravel.
Pompoms (click here) were made and attached to the overlay. Francesca's pom poms needed a home and I was happy when she chose black felt so that they really stand out. She's already paired hers with an outfit for school, this week and of course, is filled that notebook!

I've made up extra pocket necklace kits and have them on hand for any visiting crafters. These would make a great party craft. Interested in how these are made, instructions below.


We fit them with pint sized notebooks, but these could also contain toys or for bigger kids: phones or ipods (add a snap, perhaps?) Slip notebook inside and it's ready to wear.


Let's Create. 

How to measure: Double up fabric to fit the notebooks, leaving about 1/2 inch along the edges;
plus fabric to create the top flap.

HOW-TO:

Make pompom, click here for instructions. 

Cut out fabric. Any fabric will work but if you use felt, this will not unravel and no edging will be necessary.

Diagram 1: Fold over top point and stitch closed. (This will be the overhanging flap.)

Diagram 2: Using the excess yarn, thread it on a needle, bring yarn pieces through the fabric and tie on the inside of the flap.

Diagram 3: One the pompom is secure and tied, snip the yarn and for reinforcement, sew for security.

Diagram 4: Fold sides and sew sides.

Now, punch a hole with a hole cutter or a sharp scissors into a spot about 1 inch from the top of the thread the cord or ribbon through this hole and tie. For reinforcement, sew for security. Repeat on both sides.

Diagram 5: Slide in a notebook and the pocket necklace is complete.

Enjoy!

Something you might enjoy:
Felt Flower Necklaces
Heart Embroidered Knee Socks
Embroidered Children's Art
Pyramid Keepers

4 comments:

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    1. Thank you! I agree -- I wanted to throw a back to school party, just so spread these around!

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  2. Love it! Great idea, beautiful pictures! Love it!

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    1. Lovely to hear from you. I just have this thing for soft necklaces for kids -- add the possibility for creation -- and a little secret pocket and it makes me want to be a kid again!!

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