I've had this cute little makeup bag for quite some time, but just recently, my son decided to dump my brand new bottle of foundation all over the inside and it soaked through on the other side of the bag.
I was so upset because I LOVE the pattern on the bag, so I decided to make a necklace out of it!
I started by tracing a few circles on the fabric. I wouldn't recommend using a permanent marker like I did, but it's all I had on hand. Luckily it blends in with the black on the leaves and flowers.
I wanted the circles to resemble flowers, so I made a few stitches in the center of each circle. I've seen other people do that and it looks great, but mine turned out kinda wonky =)
It was looking a little plain, so I cut out some burlap circles, slightly bigger than the flower patterned fabric, and did the same wonky stitching.
For the 'stamen', I used rhinestone brads, which also held all the fabric together.
Next, I glued the flowers onto a piece of white felt to hold it all together and then I trimmed the excess felt.
The next step was attaching the chain. I used a jump ring on either side of the necklace that I attached to both the felt and the burlap to make sure it was very secure.
And there ya have it! A cute a simple necklace.
If you have an old article of clothing that you love, don't throw it away!! Just make a necklace =)