How to make an embroidery thread necklace

Get ready to never look at embroidery threads in the same way again. Follow our step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make embroidery thread necklace.

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Embroidery threads are not just for stitching and sewing – they have the potential to become statement necklaces using just a few techniques! Make this multi-coloured embroidery thread necklace using an exclusive tutorial from the Coats Crafts design team. This gorgeous embroidery thread necklace is easy to make and would make a great gift for a friend. You can find the first woven thread necklace in Mollie Makes 45 – just the thing for channeling your inner Frida Kahlo.

If you enjoy this embroidery thread necklace then have a look through our DIY jewellery making kits and jewellery supplies posts. They’ll teach you more about the art of jewellery making so you can become a pro!

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You will need:

• Anchor Style threads in 8930 (Fiesta mix) or various colours, 315m
• Anchor Style threads in 8930 (Fiesta mix), 3m
• Tape measure
• Pair of Milward scissors
• One Milward Chenille needle (size 18)

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How to make an embroidery thread necklace

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You Will Need

  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Needle

Total time:

Step 1

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Cut 137 lengths of Anchor thread each measuring 2.3m. Fold the threads in half and tie using a 10cm length of thread so that they’re secured.

Step 2

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Leaving approximately 10cm from the fold, then tie a knot in the threads.

Step 3

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Tie 4 more knots snug up against each other. Remember to pull the threads taught when tying your knots so that they remain neat.

Step 4

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Split the rest of the threads in 4 equal parts.

Step 5

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Braid each section with a simple plait and tie with a piece of thread to secure.

Step 6

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Cut a 40cm length of thread, wrap it around all the braids 3 times tightly and tie.

 

 

Step 7

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Cut another 2m thread and fold it in half twice. Wrap it around the other end of the necklace then tie with a double knot.

Step 8

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Thread an additional 50cm piece through your needle and wrap it around the braids several times as to cover the knot you made previously. Tie with a double knot. Pass the needle under and pull until it feels secure. Do the same on the other end of the necklace.

Step 9

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Leaving ten long threads on either side, trim the ends on either side of your new embroidery thread necklace.

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Your embroidery thread necklace is complete! Team up your multi-coloured shoes with a plain tee and a big smile! It’s the easiest tutorial ever for how to make a necklace but produces such fab results. For more jewellery making tutorials make sure you check out our seed bead bracelet tutorial which has a matching seed bead necklace and seed bead earrings.

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