Introduction: Make a Victorian Choker Out of Felt
What you need:
Needle and Thread
Brooch or something to decorate the front
Step 1: Measure Your Neck
Using the tape measure, get the size of your neck and add a few centimetres so that you don't strange yourself
Then cut that length out of the felt
Remember you will need a little to overlap because you will be putting a button on to close it
Step 2: Cut a Design
Then cut a curvy design into the bottom of the choker.
Mine was fairly simple but if you are more creative or better with your hands, you can make it way more decorative and fancy
Step 3: Add a Button
Sew the button on.
Make sure to put it on the side your fingers will be most adept at closing it with.
I tried to cut out a little more decoration but it didn't look great so you can skip that - you cut and decorate as you see fit
Step 4: Add the Hole
On the opposite side of the necklace, in line with the button, you can cut a hole.
Do it carefully and small at first
Rather have it as a tight fit that you can stretch out a little instead of too big that slips off the button
To stretch it, just pull it over the button and pull a little
Felt actually has a little give which makes it ideal for this.
Step 5: Decorate
How you do this is up to you
I bought an old brooch with a bust on it which looked very old and elegant so I thought it would be the perfect fit.
What is also ideal about a brooch if you have one, is that you can easily pin it on and it is interchangeable if you have a few.
Alternatively sew on anything that you see fit.
You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you like!
Step 6: Wear It
That is it.
Just a few simple steps to creating a choker that goes well with any look
This is one more component of my Halloween outfit but trying it on, it looked good with regular clothes too!
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