Most chokers, in my opinion, are far too small and very limited and have annoying amounts of skin-irritating metals.  If I'm going to wear jewelry or accessories, I want them to be big and rash-free.  It's a super special bonus to have pieces that are adaptable.  I recently rewatched Marie Antoinette and noticed that Kirsten Dunst wore some pretty fabulous chokers which gave me the inspiration for this project.

This choker can be as big or as small as you want it.  There are no metals to come in contact with your skin.  You can switch out the "charms" as much as you want, and there are endless possibilities for what you can use as a charm.  This project is inexpensive and quick, and you can use leftover bits of ribbon from previous projects (or presents).  There's also a margin for error, so you don't have to sweat the little stuff.  Most mistakes won't be very noticeable.

Step 1: Materials

For making this particular choker, you'll need:
  • Sewing Machine
  • 3 Coordinating Ribbons in Decreasing Width*
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Large Needle
  • Seam Ripper
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fake Flower
  • Bead
  • Glue Stick
  • Fake Dove
  • Lighter
  • Pencil (optional)
*It's best if the middle width ribbon (middle ribbon) has a repeating pattern of some sort.
<p>I love the idea of this one! It's very bold. For me personally I like the simpler tattoo chokers or charm chokers (if you want to make one too it's pretty simple, I learned how here: https://omghow.com/articles/1125) because I'm not sure how they larger ribbons will look on my petite form. I read somewhere they can make you look shorter.</p><p>The flower one looked really cool with the pink hair. Have you made any more recently?</p>
I WANT the wig...!!! hehehe no but really nice instructable, if i had a gf i would totally make her one of those. thumbs up... btw, if someone asks... i do know how to use a sewing machine... and yes im a guy.... &ntilde;_&ntilde;
There are lots of men who sew, and I totally approve of everyone sewing regardless of gender or sex. It's a useful skill to have. ;-)
I sew, ride my 4 motorcycles, ATV, sailboat, our horse, and more. Most of my gear I have sewn myself, Mountain Man Outfit, Leather and such. I also cook most of our food, cause I like it to taste good! My wife and daughter love my cooking. Whoever said real men don't cook should step up. I will feed them and they will be back for more. My skills are many and they have saved my butt many times, in the Mountains, Oceans and Valleys!
I love this project and i totally want your hair :D<br />
I have a pink wig like that. Im going home in two weeks I'll bring it in for you!!!
Thank you! The model isn't me, but the pink hair is mine.
beautiful. and the chokers are really nice too.
Awesome tutorial, very clear directions, though I am terrified of making button holes! Haha. I would love to make this in a rich array of purples.
Button holes are much less scary to me than zippers, and they're less expensive to practice making. You just need thread and fabric. I had to keep my sewing machine manual right next to me the first few times because each machine is different, but after that, they're easy. Hope you give it a try!
The chokers are cute, but that pink hair is THE BOMB!
Ha! Thanks!
Same, And shes hot!
choker s damn cute.. my gal will love it if i gift it to her!! BTW, is that pink on your head REALLY your hair??!! :-P
Thanks! As I said, the model isn't me, but the hair is mine - it's definitely a wig.
beautifully done
Thank you very much!
Excellent photos and instructions as usual ARH :)

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