DIY necklace: How to make a necklace with embroidery threads

DIY necklace | How to make a nylon thread necklace. | Mollie Makes

Get ready to never look at embroidery threads in the same way again. Follow our step-by-step tutorial to make a statement DIY necklace

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 DIY necklace, an exclusive tutorial from the Coats Crafts design team, for yourself or gift to a friend. You can find the first woven thread necklace in Mollie Makes 45 – just the thing for channeling your inner Frida Kahlo.

DIY necklace | How to make a nylon thread necklace step 10 | Mollie Makes

DIY necklace | How to make a nylon thread necklace | Mollie Makes

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)

Available at Make It Coats

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Step 1
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.

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Step 2
Leaving approximately 10cm from the fold, then tie a knot in the threads.

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Step 3
Tie 4 more knots snug up against each other. Remember to pull the threads taught when tying your knots so that they remain neat.

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Step 4
Split the rest of the threads in 4 equal parts.

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Step 5
Braid each section with a simple plait and tie with a piece of thread to secure.

DIY necklace | How to make a nylon thread necklace - Step 6 | Mollie Makes

DIY necklace | How to make a nylon thread necklace - Step 6. | Mollie Makes

Step 6
Cut a 40cm length of thread, wrap it around all the braids 3 times tightly and tie.

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Step 7
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.

DIY necklace | How to make a nylon thread necklace - Step 8 | Mollie Makes

DIY necklace | How to make a nylon thread necklace - Step 8. | Mollie Makes

Step 8
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.

DIY necklace | How to make a nylon thread necklace - Step 9 | Mollie Makes

DIY necklace | How to make a nylon thread necklace - Step 9. | Mollie Makes

Step 9
Leaving ten long threads on either side, trim the ends on either side of the necklace.

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Step 10
All done? Team up your multi-coloured necklace with a plain tee and a big smile!

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How to make a woven necklace | Mollie Makes 45

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Make a Mexican-inspired woven necklace in Mollie Makes 45, out now! Available from all good newsagents, supermarkets and our official online store. Sold out? Download it from ZinioGoogle Play or Apple Newsstand.