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Pennant Necklace {Craft Camp}

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Jessica from Zakka Life writes…..

Hi, I’m Jessica Okui from Zakka Life and am happy to be here today to kick off Craft Camp.  It’s always truly a pleasure to contribute to one of my favorite craft blogs, Skip to my Lou.

How to Make a Pennant Necklace

This cute little pennant necklace is a great way to introduce sewing to a child.  It gets them familiar with a needle and helps them prepare for making running stitches.  This craft is also a great stash buster for all those felt scraps.  Enjoy.
Supplies:
Bakers twine or Embroidery floss – Embroidery floss is easier to sew through the felt so depending on the age of the child, you might want to use it over the bakers twine.
Felt cut into small triangles
Sewing needle
Scissors

Have child line up their triangles the way they want their necklace to look.  Tie knot on one end of string (refer to picture).

Start sewing on the triangles by pushing the needle through the front side of triangle and coming back up on the other side.

Continue doing this until all triangles are strung. Tie a knot at the end of the last triangle.

My favorite way to finish off a child’s necklace is to make a sliding knot.  The sliding knot lets you adjust the necklace’s length without untying the knot.  With the right-hand end of the necklace, tie a not onto the left-hand side.   Now, take the left-hand end of the necklace and tie a knot onto the right hand side (refer to pictures).  Trim ends.  Done!

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