Necklace Halter Tutorial

June 2, 2010

Do you have an old cami or halter top that you don't wear anymore?

Do you have a piece of costume jewelry that just sits at the bottom of your necklace pile?
Why not kill two birds with one stone and make a chic new halter top?


Old Halter top or Camisole
Chunky necklace that falls just above your bustline
Sewing machine

Step 1: Take an old necklace you don’t wear anymore and an old cami/halter top or one you bought at the salvation army.

Step 2: Cut off the straps.

Step 3: If you have a a halter top and not a cami skip to step 7. If you have a cami, cut the back so that it dips down to your mid-back.

Step 4: Turn in band pin 1”

Step 5: If it is loose in the back, thread a 7”-12” elastic though.

Step 6: Once the elastic is threaded through the casing sew both ends to the cami. If you did not use elastic just sew across the raw edges, be sure to set your machine to the loosest tension and longest stitch. Keep those settings for the next step.

Step 7: Sew across the top, front of your cami in between where the straps had been. DO NOT BACKSTITCH.

Step 8: Gather in between stitches.

Step 9: Baste necklace to gathered edges.

Step 10: Return your sewing machine’s settings to normal. Sew the necklace to the cami. To do this take off the foot and do not use the pedal foot. Instead sew by hand, turning the wheel to the right side.

17 {comments}:

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a cute idea!

I am off of work today so am able to do some blog reading! yay! :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Mindy said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE this! I want to make one RIGHT NOW! But to bad I am at work! Thanks so much! P.S. I finished my frock by friday and will be posting pictures. Thanks for all you do!

Jo said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks great! The necklace you chose is perfect for this project.

Kari said... Best Blogger Tips

I've seen people wearing these and I thought they looked so cute! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome idea!

sandoz18 said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! Thanks for the tutorial. How comfortable is it around the neck? Does it stay up well?

sandoz18 said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute and great tutorial! Is it comfortable around the neck? Does it stay up well?

kristiyana shinta said... Best Blogger Tips

is it difficult?
i can't understand clearly :(

Alice Barton said... Best Blogger Tips

that is soo cool!!!
it looks great!!

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

If you are familiar with sewing it should be simple. If it is one of your first experiences it might be a little more difficult.

If you have a specific question about a step just leave it in the comments and I'll try to clarify.

Juana said... Best Blogger Tips


two_girls said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so great! A great way to personalize your halter top!!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for the suggestion! I hadn't considered using my old jewelry to embellish sewing projects, but it's a wonderful idea.

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Step 10 is a little confusing to me. Do you so perpendicular to the necklace and over its thread? Do you do that all the way across? How do you attach it?

2 Giggle Boxes said... Best Blogger Tips

That's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I am totally making this! Thanks for all the great ideas and tutorials! you rock! x

swarovski crystal earring said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a creative idea! This is so nice and beautiful!

Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

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