Miss Bardot machine embroidered necklace/collar

Hello darlings,

Guess what I been making recently? Textile jewellery. When ‘The Amazings’ asked me to spread the word about their new class {Machine Embroider a Textile Necklace} I didn’t need much convincing. 
 
Lara, editor of Mollie Makes, is on it so I knew it would be interesting for us. As you know, I like trying things on before I actually recommend it as a little guarantee to you that I only support products and companies I trust. 
I didn’t imagined that machine embroidery would be so highly addictive. The class comes with a material list, printable pattern and an opportunity to learn at home at your own pace. It was great to watch a bit of the class before I went and bought the materials because I learned I could use stuff I already owned.
 
The materials didn’t cost much and I estimate the total material cost of my necklace around £7. That’s include the dissolvable fabric, thread, ribbon and beads. About the pattern I used is pretty much self drafted. I wanted something more structured and transitional to A/W. The flower pattern of the class it’s very festival goer- summer inspired for this time of the year. The class level is classified as 2 out of 3, but if you can use a sewing machine is so easy!
 
More about my project…
 
Threads used:
Gutermann 618
Gutermann 1005
Cheap poly white- You will need to refill your bobbin at least 4 times.
It took about one hour sewing the base and I had to allow at least a whole day to dry before attaching the embroidered bows.

 

Oh, I will be entering the competition for a chance of winning a sewing machine up to £300/$450. It   will close Sunday 15th SeptemberEntry is open to crafters worldwide. 
Share:
  • Very cute!

    How funny, embroidering your own jewelry!

  • This is sooo cool! I love the design you chose – add chic to any blouse instantly!!!! 🙂

  • This is so pretty! I’m not surprised it was addictive – I remember Kirstie Allsop described it as the crack cocaine of crafting! I would love to give it a go!

  • That is wonderful! Create a necklace with own design and choose the colors to match our wardrobe is a fantastic idea! Love your necklace! Adorable!