If you haven't heard, chokers are in. I wanted to be a part of the budding Instagram models who were wearing cloth half the size of their neck but didn't want to spend the near $20 for one neck piece. So my friend and I went to Fabricland, this store in Canada with assorted fabrics and trims and grandmothers. We were incredibly annoying and spent near an hour there picking out maybe 30 different designs and fabrics that we wanted to alter into chokers. I ended up picking out a thick leather cloth, a suede pastel pink cloth, a white lace trim, a black lace trim, suede black and tan trim, a thick denim fabric, and a floral stud trim. This along with some velcro and snap fasteners cost $16.40! Say what! I know, I was about to get me eight cute chokers for around $2 a choker, 20 minutes in labor, and some leftover materials.
All we did was get the fabrics and trims we liked measured to fit the circumference of our necks. We came home and heated up a hot glue gun for the thicker fabrics. We took the velcro we purchased and hot glued it on either side of the thicker chokers. For the smaller and more delicate trims, we sewed in the snap fasteners on either end of the choker. I remember there was Keeping Up With the Kardashians playing in the background and an abundance of chocolate cookies being consumed as well, so the labor could have been like 10 minutes, but we took an hour.
*The thick black choker can be seen in my Brown Girl Grunge post.