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No-Sew Bobbin DIY Necklace Pendant

DIY necklace ideas like this are fantastic for the sewist!

No-Sew Bobbin DIY Necklace Pendant
No-Sew Bobbin DIY Necklace Pendant
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Learn how to make a necklace that your crafty friends will love! Anyone who enjoys sewing or crafts in general will adore this bobbin necklace. Add fabric to your bobbin without any sewing required! This is an easy necklace tutorial for folks who are beginners to jewelry making. In fact, it's super simple to string the bobbin onto the necklace chain. Select a charm of your choice like the stars seen in this tutorial to complete the project. Long, dangly necklaces are so in right now, and this DIY necklace pendant is a lovely gift idea for a friend's birthday or similar occasion.

Materials List

  • Fabric Fuse™ Liquid Glue
  • Small wooden thread spools
  • Jewelry making supplies – gold chain, 2 jump rings (per necklace), gold charm
  • Fabric Strips (I used Moda’s new line from Stacy Iest Hsu, Just Another Walk in the Woods.)
  • Aurifil Lana Wool thread – Colors 8402, 8420


Need a quick and easy gift for a friend? How about a cute fabric and thread spool bobbin necklace? Perfect for the sewist in your life! Or the fabric lover too!

No-Sew Bobbin Necklace Gift Idea Made with Fabric Fuse

  1. Making the Fabric Spool: Measure the inside portion of the spool where the fabric will lay. (Mine was 5/8″ high.) Cut a strip of fabric to this width. Then wrap around and trim as needed so it overlaps approximately 1/4″ on the back of the spool. Now use a small bead of Fabric Fuse™ Liquid Adhesive around the top and bottom long edges of the small fabric strip. Wrap around the spool to secure, then put a small line of glue on the overlapping 1/4″ section and press down to secure.

  2. Making the Thread Spool: I love using the Aurifil Wool thread! It’s a nice thick thread that covers the spool well and comes in some lovely colors. I chose a dark pink and light pink to compliment the fabric choices I made. To make this necklace put a small vertical stripe of the fabric fuse along the back side of the small spool. Starting in the back with the darker thread, wrap the spool until it’s completely covered. Place a small dab of Fabric Fuse on the back, trim the thread, and place in the glue to secure. Starting in the center back, place another small dab of glue and start the lighter thread. Wrap around the center to make a stripe. Secure in the back just as you did the thicker thread.

  3. To complete the necklace, drop a bit of the chain inside the spool center. Use a jump ring to secure the gold charm to the end of the chain. Wrap the chain around the top to make a loop and close the necklace with a jump ring a few chain pieces above the top of the spool.

  4. You're finished!

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I would definitely make this bobbin necklace for myself. It's so darn cute. I think I'd use fabric strips with darker colors , though, to go along with my wardrobe.

I think my friends get more excited over what I make than I do! They are always asking what I am making or what I am recycling this time. This is going to really surprise them. I have a ton of old spools in a box in the closet. Time to dig them out and have fun. I even have mini ones for earrings!


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