Slowly my DIY Fashion Advent calendar approaches to the end, just like the old leather pants from which I handcrafted shoe cuffs, shoe clips, shoe-decorations, and this pretty leather loop necklace.
It’s up to you, leaving the bow tie plain or spicing it up somehow. On the bottom photo, I provisionally fixed a couple of rhinestone studs, but I’m still not sure whether I should really let them off or not even take a few more rivets. But I will think about doing this after Christmas when I have more time. For now, I think even the bow tie without rivets as the necklace is very original.
Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need
1.) A piece of leather (or another solid fabric remnant)
6.) 3 chain-link rings and 1 chain lock
DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions
How long your chain should be to depends on your taste. I personally like it more if the chain is not too long with the large loop, because the bow tie (Austro ) comes out better. Incidentally, I have taken a delicate chain and double-folded, because even the smallest chains from the craft store were too rough for my taste.
DIY Step 1
On the backside of the fabric draw a 14 cm x 8 cm rectangle and cut out with about 1 cm seam allowance. From the remnants cut additional strips about 1 cm wide and 5 cm long.
DIY Step 2
Fold in the edges and stitch.
DIY Step 3
Fold the rectangle into a loop and fix it in the middle by sewing.
DIY Step 4
Put the 1 cm wide strips of fabric over the fixation suture in the middle of the loop and sew it all together.
DIY Step 5
With a sharp object (seam ripper) make a small hole to each of the two upper edges of the loop and pass through the two connecting rings.
DIY Step 6
Mount the chain into the ring, and close it with the caliper by strong pressing.
DIY Step 7
Affix the third link ring on one end of the chain and on the other end mount the chain lock and press down firmly with the caliper. DONE!!!