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DIY 90’s choker necklace

March 17, 2016

A lot of the 90’s trends are slowly making their way back now. The latest craze after crop tops and dungarees is the choker necklace. When I was looking at some of the options available online and in stores, my first thought was “I could so easily make this on my own!”. Once you get the hang of it, it hardly takes 5 minutes to make one. So I spent one lazy afternoon making a few and now I can’t stop wearing them every day!

What you need


Step 1:

Measure around your neck where you want the choker to sit, and measure out that length on your material, leaving one extra inch on either side


Step 2:

Cut it out and make sure to cut the length a little extra so that you have space to add your press buttons


Step 3:

Now you don’t need to have sewing experience for this. It’s pretty easy! You just need to know how to thread a needle and looking at the button it is pretty self explanatory how to go about it!



For the second one, I actually wanted to add spikes or studs but I couldn’t find any. So I used this fancy piece of… thing (I don’t really know what to call them! Kinda look like studs though).

Step 1:

Cut a strip of the thickness you want. You can choose one single layer, or three or more.
I chose to cut two.


Step 2:

Cut the satin ribbon to the same length + 2 inches extra for space for adding your buttons


Step 3:

Apply glue or fevi-stick or fevi-quick on the back side of the strip that you just cut


Step 4:

Paste it on the black satin ribbon evenly. Make sure that there is at least a half inch or an inch of space left on either side


Step 5:

Add the press buttons on either side of the black satin.

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You can also try a few others. I did one with a pendant. I took an old earring that I hardly use, removed the hook part of it and simply sewed it onto the middle of the black satin ribbon. I added the press buttons on either side, like I did with the others

The second one was a fun polka dot satin cloth. I simply cut it to the length I wanted, added press buttons and done!

You can make as many as you want with any kind of print & color that you want!





  • Reply Spandana June 22, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Wow! Loved the chokers.. can u tell me frm where did you get the metallic studs sheet?? plzz reply..

    • Reply Chandana June 23, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Hi Spandana!

      Thank you! I got it from a local crafts shop.

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