Need a quick and easy gift for a friend? How about a cute fabric and thread spool bobbin necklace? Perfect for the sewist in your life! Or the fabric lover too!
No-Sew Bobbin Necklace Gift Idea Made with Fabric Fuse
Materials and Supplies Needed:
Fabric Fuse™ Liquid Glue
Small wooden thread spools
Jewelry making supplies – gold chain, 2 jump rings (per necklace), gold charm
Fabric Strips (I used Moda’s new line from Stacy Iest Hsu, Just Another Walk in the Woods.)
Aurifil Lana Wool thread – Colors 8402, 8420
Making the Fabric Spool:
Measure the inside portion of the spool where the fabric will lay. (Mine was 5/8″ high.) Cut a strip of fabric to this width. Then wrap around and trim as needed so it overlaps approximately 1/4″ on the back of the spool. Now use a small bead of Fabric Fuse™ Liquid Adhesive around the top and bottom long edges of the small fabric strip. Wrap around the spool to secure, then put a small line of glue on the overlapping 1/4″ section and press down to secure.
Making the Thread Spool:
I love using the Aurifil Wool thread! It’s a nice thick thread that covers the spool well and comes in some lovely colors. I chose a dark pink and light pink to compliment the fabric choices I made. To make this necklace put a small vertical stripe of the fabric fuse along the back side of the small spool. Starting in the back with the darker thread, wrap the spool until it’s completely covered. Place a small dab of Fabric Fuse on the back, trim the thread, and place in the glue to secure. Starting in the center back, place another small dab of glue and start the lighter thread. Wrap around the center to make a stripe. Secure in the back just as you did the thicker thread.
To complete the necklace, drop a bit of the chain inside the spool center. Use a jump ring to secure the gold charm to the end of the chain. Wrap the chain around the top to make a loop and close the necklace with a jump ring a few chain pieces above the top of the spool.
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