DIY Fabric Scrap Necklace

Do you have piles of fabric scraps and don’t know what to do with them, but it’s fabric you love and don’t have the heart to throw out? Celina of the Sewing Rabbit Team have a cute little project, using those fabric scraps to make a fabulous necklace for you or your little one!  Perfect for the Holidays coming up as they make a great gift or stocking stuffer.  A Fabric Scrap necklace that will make any outfit pop!

DIY Fabric Scrap Necklace

It’s a fabric necklace which is filled with stuffing and super simple to make. Here is what you will need:
  • Fabric scraps.
  • Stuffing
  • Large Beads
  • Ribbon
  • Embroidery Floss & Needle
  • General sewing supplies
Are you ready? Here are the few steps you need to follow.

You can mix and match your colors and prints or keep it tonal. You could do this with just one long piece of fabric as well. I love playing around with my fabrics and finding the right combinations.
Instead of some stuffing, you could put actual beads in your fabric tube, I just find that for kids this method is more comfortable and not as heavy.
You can add as many large beads as you want or leave them all out. They add a nice touch and added texture. To determine the length of your ribbon at the back, you might want to try the necklace first. I actually made mine a little too long, so my bow ended up bigger than I had hoped for.
Here is a closer look at the necklace.
My daughter loves her necklace. I’ve made one for myself too. I cannot wait to make one in just 1 color and maybe even try knotting it. The possibilities are endless.
Make it your own with your favorite colors, any length you want, even try doubling it up.
I have a few nieces I know will love these and I am thinking of making my mom and sister one for the holidays. Hmmmm, maybe in black and gold! What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!


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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. Mie @ Sewing Like Mad says

    Ohhhhhh, it is tubes!!! Clever!! Absolutely love it. Definitely going to do this with my girls. Perfect!

  2. Leigh says

    LOVE this idea sooo much. I’ve already bought the fabric and ribbon but am having a very hard time finding beads that have a wide enough opening. May I ask where you found the ones you used &/or where you would suggest looking? (I’ve tried JoAnns, Hobby Lobby & a specialty bead store). Thank you!

    • says

      So sorry, I just saw this comment. I think these are macrame beads. I found these at the thrift store. Maybe in a a shop that sells wool and things to macrame or try googling macrame beads. I hope this helps. Thanks.

      • Leigh says

        Hi Celina! Sorry I missed your reply until a short time ago. I swear, I checked for it for some time, but must’ve stopped just before you wrote back. No worries on my end, you must get a hundred messages or more a day! I’m sure you’re busy!
        I have another question though. I just tried making this necklace earlier this week….what did I do wrong? :) for starters, it was harder than heck to turn the tube rightn side out. Did I sew it too tight/small–or is there a trick to turning it easier?
        Secondly, once I did get it flipped right side out, then I couldnt get the stuffing to go passed the first.seam. should I trim the seams down really short? I think that might’ve been part of the problem, but wondered if you had any suggestions.
        I was hoping to make quick work of this project & make several of them, but unfortunately, I’m running into some roadblocks.
        please help if you can.
        thanks so much.
        LOVE your blog. :)

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