DIY Felt Necklace – Hand-Stitched Pendant

Make a beautiful DIY felt necklace in bright colors, with some easy hand stitching techniques. If you love to wear a DIY statement necklace, but want something smaller and easier to wear, this one is perfect for you! Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.

 

Click for the tutorial and template to make this fun colorful DIY felt necklace - you can hand stitch this beautiful sewing and jewelry making project for beginners! This is a fun jewellery craft tutorial for teens and tweens too!

 

This hand-stitched DIY felt necklace does not require advanced jewelry making skills, but it does present a small hand-stitching challenge. But it’s nothing that a novice can’t try!

 

Make this in the bright, vivid colors pictured here, or try it in neutrals. You can totally play with cool color combos – black and white with rich cobalt or hot pink stitching, shades of brown and beige with yellow, or go for bold, bright combination.

 

DIY felt necklace tutorial

 

You can also create your own shape combinations, try different stitches – whatever you do, you have license to be creative!

 

The tutorial below shares an exact step-by-step for a DIY felt necklace. I recommend doing something similar to this for your first try, and then branching out to your own ideas!

 

 

You can get felt special for this, but this is a great craft to make with felt scraps too. This tutorial uses regular sewing thread (a perfect use for those odd colors that you got for very specific projects.) You can try it with embroidery thread and needle for a stronger embroidery design.

You can also try to applique specific shapes – initials, religious symbols, shapes or other motives. And  of course you can adapt this tutorial to make earrings (make them smaller), a bracelet (attach two jumprings to attach chain to either side) or a brooch (glue a flat pad pin to the back.

 

 


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Whatever you do with this DIY felt necklace tutorial, make sure to have fun, enjoy the process, and be flexible with the results!

 

 

For more hand-stitched felt projects, check out this DIY fidget spinner case and my epipen case tutorial!

 

 

What you need to make a DIY felt necklace:

 

How to make a hand-stitched DIY felt necklace:

 

1. Select 4 complementary colored felt fabrics and any color for the back side of the pendant. Trace the template patterns on the selected felt fabrics. Use red gel pen to trace the patterns on the felt.

2. Use scissors to cut out the traced patterns. Try to cut these as accurately as possible since your edges will really show up. When sewing this DIY felt necklace, you’ll need to make sure to place the traced side down so that your outlines don’t show.

 

3. Grab the 3 small cut outs (the one with the scallop border and the 2 small round pieces).  Arrange the pieces in order with the smallest on top and the largest on the bottom.

 

4. Prepare a needle and contrasting color thread. Tie a knot at the end of the thread. Thread it though your template, drawing it to the front side from the back side of the scallop-bordered felt round, keeping the thread right up against the medium round cut out.

 

 

5. Draw the needle to the back of the scallop bordered cut out, half a cm away from the first point, once again keeping the thread adjacent to the border of the medium round cut out. Now, pull it back to the front side of the medium cut out, this time stitching right by the edge of the smallest round. Catch your half cm stitch with it. Pull the thread all the way through.

 

6. Now draw the needle to the back side of the small cut out, close to the center of it.

7. Continue to do this stitch until you complete your circle. Keep your thread intact (or add another thread if needed).

 

8. Place your stitched felt round on top of the biggest felt cut out (not the one you prepared for the backing). Stitch a seed bead pattern onto your scallop-border round, catching this largest piece as well as you stitch.

 

9. Stitch the beads on the felt however you wish; I’m stitching 3 beads together by creating a triangular pattern. Once the beads are stitched, tie a knot at the back and cut off extra thread.

 

10. Prepare a new needle and thread as needed and also prepare the backing cutout.

 

11. Place the stitched felt pattern on the top of the back piece. Start to stitch around the sides with a blanket stitch.

 

12. Continue to stitch until the whole side is covered. Tie a knot after reaching the end. Draw the needle between the 2 big felt pieces and draw it back outside the back felt to hide/secure your thread. Cut off any extra thread.

 

13. Black string looks best for this pendant. Grab some colored wooden beads and thread them into the string. Attach a jump ring through the stitching of the pendant.

 

14. Insert the pendant into the string through the jump ring. Complete the necklace by adding more beads to the other side. Keep the string long enough so it can be worn through the head, without any clasp, or secure with a cord end.

Make a beatiful hand stitched DIY felt necklace -a perfect beginner jewelry making idea and tutorial for teens!

 

That’s it! Your DIY felt necklace is complete!

 

 

Who will you be making this DIY necklace for? Any special occasion? Comment below!

 

Felt Pendants

Felt Pendants
Stitch up some beautiful and fun felt pendants using bright colors and simple shapes!

Materials

  • Felt scraps
  • Needle and thread
  • Felt tip pen
  • Scissors
  • Seed beads or small metal beads
  • Wooden beads
  • Black cord
  • Jumpring
  • Optional: cord end crimps and chain nose pliers

Instructions

1. Select 4 complementary colored felt fabrics and any color for the back side of the pendant. Trace the template patterns on the selected felt fabrics. Use red gel pen to trace the patterns on the felt.

2. Use scissors to cut out the traced patterns. Try to cut these as accurately as possible since your edges will really show up. When sewing this DIY felt necklace, you'll need to make sure to place the traced side down so that your outlines don't show.

3. Grab the 3 small cut outs (the one with the scallop border and the 2 small round pieces).  Arrange the pieces in order with the smallest on top and the largest on the bottom.

4. Prepare a needle and contrasting color thread. Tie a knot at the end of the thread. Thread it though your template, drawing it to the front side from the back side of the scallop-bordered felt round, keeping the thread right up against the medium round cut out.

5. Draw the needle to the back of the scallop bordered cut out, half a cm away from the first point, once again keeping the thread adjacent to the border of the medium round cut out. Now, pull it back to the front side of the medium cut out, this time stitching right by the edge of the smallest round. Catch your half cm stitch with it. Pull the thread all the way through.

6. Now draw the needle to the back side of the small cut out, close to the center of it.

7. Continue to do this stitch until you complete your circle. Keep your thread intact (or add another thread if needed).

8. Place your stitched felt round on top of the bigest felt cut out (not the one you prepared for the backing). Stitch a seed bead pattern onto your scallop-border round, catching this largest piece as well as you stitch.

9. Stitch the beads on the felt however you wish; I’m stitching 3 beads together by creating a triangular pattern. Once the beads are stitched, tie a knot at the back and cut off extra thread.

10. Prepare a new needle and thread as needed and also prepare the backing cutout.

11. Place the stitched felt pattern on the top of the back piece. Start to stitch around the sides with a blanket stitch.

12. Continue to stitch until the whole side is covered. Tie a knot after reaching the end. Draw the needle between the 2 big felt pieces and draw it back outside the back felt to hide/secure your thread. Cut off any extra thread.

13. Black string looks best for this pendant. Grab some colored wooden beads and thread them into the string. Attach a jump ring through the stitching of the pendant.

14. Insert the pendant into the string through the jump ring. Complete the necklace by adding more beads to the other side. Keep the string long enough so it can be worn through the head, without any clasp, or secure with a cord end.

  

 

 

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