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Embroidery Pendants – How to put embroidery in a necklace.


I searched high and low for the perfect way to put embroidery in a necklace.  I finally found a way, using these embroidery pendants.  So there’s no confusion on how to use them, I wrote up a little tutorial and filmed a video to show you.  The video is at the top of this post.  If you are using an ad blocker, you may need to disable it to see the video.

Embroidery Pendants - How to put embroidery in a necklace.

I’m stocking a few of these embroidery pendants  in my shop here  so head over there if you’d like to snag one.  They are wonderful quality and plated in real gold, silver, or copper.  Metal embroidery necklace frames like this can be hard to find, so I wanted to make sure you all are able to get them.  I’m SO excited!

embroidery necklaces

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To put embroidery in a necklace, you’ll need:

Embroider design no bigger than the pendant tag.  Spray with a fabric protector spray if you would like to help it stay clean.  Place your tag insert on top of your design to gauge how much fabric you will need.  Cut around the tag leaving 1/4-1/2″ extra.

Use 3 strands of embroidery floss to stitch a loose running stitch around the perimeter of the fabric.  Be careful not to get too close to the edge.  Leave tails at both ends, about 3 inches long.

How to put embroidery in a necklace.

Gently tug the tails of your floss to start gathering the fabric.  This will be sort of like a draw string bag.  Put the pendant tag inside.

pendant frames for embroidery

Pull the tails tight, center the embroidery, and tie the ends together.

pendant frames for embroidery

Stitch across the pendant to smooth any bumps.  This is a little hard to explain, so make sure to watch the video.

put embroidery on necklace

Put a small amount of glue in the bezel pendant setting and spread it around.  Not too much, or it will seep out the sides.

Pendant Frame for Embroidery

Place insert with embroidery on the glue. Use clamps to keep it in place until the glue dries.  I just used clothespins since that’s what I have sitting around..

If you’d like to add a little more dimension to your piece, or if your fabric is very thin, you can put a piece of felt inside or use another layer of fabric.  I like to use two layers so the metal doesn’t show through my fabric, but that can also cause problems with having too much fabric gathered in the back.  Experiment with some scraps to figure out what you like.

Embroidered Necklace

That’s it!  Put it on a chain, and you’re done.  Make sure you stop by my etsy shop to see what necklaces I have in stock, and get my free hand embroidery necklace patterns so you can make your own.

Pendant Frames for Embroidery - How to put embroidery in a necklace.Also make sure to check out my other hand embroidery designs and my How to Embroider for Beginners series.  It’s full of some really great tips!

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Wednesday 10th of January 2024

Hi Jessica, thank you for this, as always your posts and videos are always very detailed and helpful. Before coming across this particular blog post I had already purchased pendants. I don't think they come with tags though. Could I ask, for a 20mmx20mm diameter what sized tag would you suggest? Thanks so much :)

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Saturday 13th of January 2024

I'm not sure if you will be able to find tags to fit. The pendants I sell are 20.9mm and the tags are 20.6mm. Maybe that will help you figure out what you need?


Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

Would you suggest using a small embroidery hoop for these? How small?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Wednesday 8th of March 2023

Yes, that way you don't waste too much fabric. I would probably use a 3 or 4 inch one.

Louise Demilloo

Friday 19th of April 2019

Very very nice! I would like to try this one as I also love sewing and embroidery. How much are your pendants?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Sunday 28th of April 2019

They are priced differently depending on the size/style. If you click the link, it will take you to my shop.

Bethany Allie

Friday 4th of January 2019

Do you have types of fabric you prefer for this project?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Friday 4th of January 2019

I love using a linen/cotton blend. I have a post about the fabric I use here:

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