A New Way to Show Off Your Embroidery Skills


Maybe you've embroidered a sweatshirt or jacket — and that's great. But we've discovered an amazing off-of-the-T-shirt way to showcase our stitching. Meet the embroidered pendant necklace!

DIY Embroidered Pendant

What you'll need:

  • A small square of needlepoint canvas
  • Small embroidery hoop
  • Air-soluble fabric marker
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needle
  • Fabric glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Necklace cord

Step 1

Hoop up your fabric and, if you like, draw out your design. We used a geometric triangle design, but you can use your imagination.

Step 2

Stitch your design using colorful embroidery floss and a needle.

Step 3

Trim around your design, leaving a little bit of buffer around the stitching. Dab a bit of fabric glue on that buffer, on the wrong side of your design. Fold the edges in (this makes your necklace a bit sturdier).

Step 4

Cut a piece of felt to the same size and shape as your embroidered design. Use hot glue to stick the felt to the back of the piece — and be sure to tuck the ends of your necklace cord in there, too.

Step 5

Finish it off by adding your favorite kind of jewelry clasp on the end of the cording.

Everybody's got that drawer full of old t-shirts that never see the light of day. But we found a fun and fashionable way to give them a new life! Here's how we turned a boring old T-shirt into a show-stopping statement necklace.
Where some people see a plain sweatshirt, we see a blank canvas for our needle and thread! This time, we transformed an everyday layer into a top that lets us wear our hearts on our sleeves.
Our motto? Never settle for plain. So when we found a stash of plain, solid-colored pencil cases, we just had to deck them out with a bit of embroidered felt.
Now Reading
A New Way to Show Off Your Embroidery Skills