Check out this super easy tutorial for now sew fabric nursing necklaces.
Any necklace you put on when you have a baby becomes a nursing necklace or a teething necklace. Babies instinctually play with and chew on anything that mom wears, right? Instead of letting baby destroy your good jewelry, try buying a teething necklace or making your own DIY nursing necklace! This tutorial is extra special because it involves absolutely no sewing!
If your interested in making one that does involved sewing, check out this post: Fabric Nursing Necklaces
These no sew fabric covered nursing and teething necklaces are incredibly cheap and easy to make. Plus, you are able to upcycle old tights instead of purchasing new fabric!
DIY Nursing Necklace
To make your own nursing necklace, start by cutting the legs and toes off of an old pair of tights. I use little girls tights from the consignment store because I can buy them for less than $1 each. Alternatively you could use your old tights that start to run.
Cut cord about twice as long as you’d like your necklace to be and string the cord through the tights.
String the wooden beads through the tights and tie a knot on each side. Continue with all your beads.
When finished you will need to cut the excess tights pretty close to the knot and secure with Fray Check.
String the ends of the cords through the clasps and tie a knot to secure it. I always melt the cord over a lighter to keep it from fraying, of course you could use the fray check here too.
Wasn’t that easy? I love the look of fabric covered necklaces and making these as nursing necklaces and teething necklaces is so much fun.
These are great for babies to use as a teething necklace when they are breaking teeth or as a little play toy and nursing necklace to hold while nursing.
Just toss your fabric covered nursing necklace in the washing machine if it happens to get a little drool on it. Skip the dryer and let it air dry.
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