Fashion DIY Tutorial: Leather Loop (Bow Tie) Necklace

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)
2.) Chain
3.) Scissors
4.) Marker
5.) Ruler
6.) 3 chain-link rings and 1 chain lock
7.) Caliper

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!!!

DIY Tutorial – Final Result Leather Loop (Bow Tie) Necklace


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