As crafters, we constantly accumulate fabrics, supplies, tools, and as much as we’d like to use every bit, there’s always something left over. This pair of fabric earrings is the perfect project for using up some of those bits and pieces left over from other projects. They are super easy to make, and by changing the material or the size of the pieces, you could end up with very different results. Which only means that there’s so much fun to be had with making these!
You will need:
- Strips of leftover jersey fabric (or an old t-shirt)
- Earring hoops
1. Prepare all the bits and pieces. Cut strips of fabric and then cut them into small triangles. I cut my strips about 1.5 cm wide, but if you’d like a more bold earrings or you’re using a bigger hoop, you could go for larger triangles. Also, cut long pieces of chain. I cut three 5 cm long strands, but, again, it’s up to you to decide how many chain strands and how long you’re going to use in your design.
2. Start adding the fabric triangles to the hoop. Just put one end of the hoop through the center of the triangle and start stacking them up. I added 4 triangles, but you could add more if you have a bigger hoop.
3. Next, add one of the chains, or why not 2 or 3. It’s all up to you!
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have your desired design. Play around with it and find the perfect combination of fabric and chain for you.
The variations on these earrings are endless. You could use one solid color fabric or a whole variety. Or, you could use leather instead of jersey. Use big statement hoops, or small ones, the choice is yours. Cut big or small triangles, and add as much chain as you please. The are no rules, so have some fun!
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