DIY: Denim Choker

DIY: Denim Choker

Hey! I finally sat down and made these chokers. I thought of the idea of a denim choker after seeing Kim in one with her mini dress. I figured the fabric would be inexpensive and the labor well there wasn’t much.

DENIM CHOKER

 

1.       Measure the circumference of your neck (you could always use a choker you already have too) for the type of closure we’ll have I say cut it about half an inch shorter

2.       Measure how wide you want it, think skinny or thick. My choker was 2 1/4 in. 

DIY denim choker

3.       Cut the fabric

DIY denim choker

4.       Distress the Fabric

4a. First I pulled at the white strings that ran horizontal to the way my fabric was cut. You can stop here if you like. I wanted a bit more

4b. Second I pulled at the blue strings that ran vertical on my choker, not a lot but some.

5.       Cut a small piece of  gold elastic

DIY Denim choker

6.       Fold the fabric, and cut a super tiny slit about half an inch from the end

VERY tiny little hole

VERY tiny little hole

7.       Thread in the gold elastic, and by thread I mean push it in

8.       Tie the ends into a knot, that should give youloop

9.       Now cut a longer piece of gold elastic and do step 6 & 7 again on the opposite end.

10.   Tie a knot on the end of the elastic coming out of the back of the choker. Cut off the tail

DIY denim choker

11.   Now tie multiple knots on top of each other & cut off the tail

DIY Denim choker

12.   Trim the fringe & the ends of your choker. You want it to look distressed, but we’re going for controlled chaos, not wild and free. I had not done that in this picture because I hadn’t noticed the wild yet lol.

That’s it! NOW I’m extra so my closure was different. There is a much easier way to close it. After step 4 you would place one piece of Velcro on the inside of the choker, and the other piece on the outside of the other end. I would suggest if you do it this way cut your choker longer than your neck circumference.