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Bead & Knot Fabric Necklace Tutorial

Posted by  ·  September 5, 2011  ·  Last Updated: September 5, 2011

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bead and knot necklace tutorial

Kate from See Kate Sew writes…….
These are so cute to make and not to mention SO easy. Perfect for any girl on your list. And you probably have most of the materials already! I just had to buy some wooden beads.

This necklace doubles as a baby teether! Wooden beads wrapped in soft fabric is the perfect relief for incoming teeth!


What you need:
one strip of fabric 40″ by 4 1/2″
10-12 large wooden beads
2 pieces of ribbon 12″ long
1. Sew the strip of fabric into a long tube. Turn right side out.
2. Tie a knot in your fabric.
3. Insert a bead into the tube.
4. Tie another knot on the other side of the bead.

5. Keep going until you’ve used all your beads or it looks big enough.

6. Fold over the raw edges on the end of the necklace and insert the ribbon. Fold the excess fabric over the ribbon and stitch in place.

7. Repeat for the other side and you’re done!

You can wear more than one but they get kinda heavy on your neck! I made three with different size beads since my pack of wooden beads had three sizes.  These would make a great stocking stuffer! For more tutorials please come visit me at  See Kate Sew!

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  1. Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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  2. Sunday, September 8th, 2013
    I've made two now! The first one I used the ribbon. The second one I just used a longer piece of fabric and sewed the ends to make ties.



    Thanks again!
  3. Friday, September 6th, 2013
    Thanks for an easy to follow tutorial!
  4. Monday, November 21st, 2011
    LOVE IT! I saw these nursing necklaces and refused to pay over $10 for it when I can make 20 for that price. This was really helpful and if anyone is concerned about letting their little one teeth on it because of the chance that the fabric might tear, you could always string leather cord through the beads as you go as an added precaution. Happy crafting!
  5. Sunday, November 20th, 2011
    Although I really love to create jewelries from crystal beads myself, however, I have always known that my own skill is very limited. Therefore, I tried my very best to do some research on beading ideas online and the search engine brought me to your post. I am really thankful for it because your ideas are definitely interesting. I really enjoyed this article. I have never thought of doing it this way and I would love to give it a try soon. Personally, I find crystal beads are great to use in my beading as they are so versatile and elegant. Thanks for sharing these tips and information with us. I will keep an eye on your websites for more ideas. Thank you so much!
  6. Jill
    Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
    I have made this with foam craft beads/balls. Much lighter!
  7. Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
    This may be the exact necklace I made and gave out in 6th grade (back in the day!). I'm sure the fabrics were a bit different. Fashion's turn-arounds are always so funny.
  8. Monday, September 5th, 2011
    I love it! It looks lovely!
  9. Monday, September 5th, 2011
    I love it!Look so lovely!
  10. Monday, September 5th, 2011
    I have had my eye on this very tutorial for a while now but have yet to make one. I think this is a sign. ;) Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to pop over and check out the list of fun gift-giving ideas!
  11. Sheila Kaye
    Monday, September 5th, 2011
    I don't think it would be wise to suggest or use this as a baby teether. When those new little razor-sharp teeth come in, they could easily tear through the fabric and the baby could choke on the wooden beads.