September 2, 2014

Embroidered Initial Pendant Necklace–Easy Handmade Gift!

Embroidered Pendant Necklace - Easy Handmade Gift Tutorial

Create this classy Embroidered Initial Necklace for all your friends…they will love it!  Easy handmade gifts are some of my favorite projects!

The possibilities are endless and once you make a few of these I’m sure you will start to dream up new ideas for these sweet embroidered pendants.

You only need a few supplies…

Embroidered Necklace Supplies

Order quite a few pendants because once you get started you’ll want to make a handful of these little trinkets…trust me!

Embroidered Initial Pendant on handmadeandcraft.com

Using a water soluble pen write your initial in the center of the fabric.  I practiced my letter on a regular sheet of paper first for size.  I also added little marks on my fabric to show the size of the pendant.  It worked on the first try!

Take your embroidery thread and needle and start stitching with a simple backstitch. {stitch video here}

Once you complete the stitching cut out around the oval leaving a bit of extra fabric.  If you can see any of the ink, just follow the instructions for your pen to remove it.

Place your fabric in the pendant and secure the pendant back.  Here’s where you can work with it a little if you want.  I added folded fabric scraps behind my initial before putting it in the pendant to make it a little puffy.  It’s up to you.

I just trimmed the excess fabric close to the edge with super pointy scissors.  {not shown above}  You could add a small oval cut out as an extra layer and glue your fabric to it before placing the back on.  I haven’t tried this, but it seems like it would work.

It will look beautiful no matter what you do, but I thought I’d share a few options.

Embroidered Necklace 5

Isn’t it cute??

I plan on making quite a few of these for Christmas this year!

Embroidered Necklace - DIY on handmadeandcraft.com

It took less than an hour to make both of these…and I took photos!  I think they would look fabulous with a linen background or any other small pattern.

Embroidered Pendant Necklace - Handmade Gift

If you love handmade gifts like I do, you’ll love these ideas…

What do you think?  I’d love to hear about some handmade gifts you’ve made!  They are the best!

~Kim

Comments

  1. LOVE these!! I’ll be making some of these for Christmas gifts this year, too! Thank you!

  2. Adorable. Appreciate the backstitch video, I flunked home-ec 40 yrs ago!

  3. These initial necklace is cute. Thank you for sharing them with us. I just got my letter necklace from this nice online shop :http://www.charmjewel.com/letter-necklace/
    So cool.

  4. This is so sweet and vintage-ish!
    but the availability of the oval pendant is an issue!

    http://www.moonshineandsunlight.com/

  5. Cute idea! Any tips for someone who has never embroidered before?
    Also, did you use all 3 pieces of the pendant? Can’t seem to keep mine from looking “lumpy” with the folded scrap fabric underneath.

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