Statement Necklace T-Shirt Tutorial

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If you love jewelry as much as I do then you will love this easy statement necklace T-shirt tutorial. I have to tell you that I am most comfortable wearing  jeans and a T-shirt. If I need to dress up my casual look, I can dress it up with one of my statement necklaces. So I thought why not improvise by sewing a statement necklace on my T-shirt? The best part about this super easy statement necklace T-shirt tutorial is that you probably have all the supplies you need right in your sewing room. Let’s get started!

Materials to make a Statement Necklace T-Shirt

  • T-Shirt
  • Trimmings to build your statement necklace
  • Thread to match your trimmings
  • Straight Pins
  • Seam ripper
  • Sewing machine (I’m using BERNINA 350 PE by the name of “Bebe”)
  • Useful feet for this project: Zigzag foot # 0  Embroidery foot # 6

A note about trim options:

  • Crew-neckline T-shirt: You can use any trimmings that will curve around your neckline.
  • V-neckline T-shirt: You can use any fabric ribbon and or any type of trimming.
  • Bias tape and cording work well around curves.
  • Trimming from the home décor is an option.

I just dumped out all my trimming that I had on hand, some were new and some were saved from prior projects. I decided to work with my gold and ivory pieces for this project. I used four different trimmings for my statement necklace.

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Step 1: Press your T-shirt so that you have a flat surface to work with.

Step 2: Now lay out your trimmings in an order that suits you for your statement necklace.

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Step 3: Trim all your trims to the lengths that you need around your neckline.

Step 4: Using your seam ripper, open the seams on each shoulder so that you can tuck the ends of the trims and close them in the seams.

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Step 5: Now it’s time to pin and sew on your statement necklace, one strand at a time. Feel free to use decorative stitches to attach your strands.

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Step 6: You’ve built your necklace now give it a nice pressing (watch your temperature on the iron for the trims) and push the ends through the shoulder seams. Pin the seams together, stitch, trim and press.

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You now have a stunning Statement Necklace T-Shirt!

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Projects: fashion
Techniques: sewing

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