Thursday, January 31, 2013

fabric woven bracelet

I am the queen of fabric scraps (so much so, there might be a giveaway coming soon.) Luckily, there are plenty of great things to make with scraps and today I'm sharing an easy one.....

The Fabric Woven Bracelet: (or necklace or anklet)

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materials needed:

-scrap jersey fabric strips cut into one inch strips and measuring a total of 60 inches (don't worry if you can't get a 60-inch strip. 2- 30 inch strips are just fine or 3-20 inch strips. You get my point. 
- your fingers! (they play a major role in this project)

Let's get started:

Cut your fabric into 1-inch strips (see above notes). In the example above, I cut 2 30-inch strips. (I like this striped jersey fabric because I get two colors for the price of one and all I have to do it cut along the lines to get my strips.)

Attach strips together to make one long, continuous strip: cut a little slit at the end of each of your strips. Take the other strips and pull through the hole. 

Once it's about halfway through the hole, take the base of the strip you've just put through the hole and put it through the hole in the other end of the strip, thereby binding the strips together into one long strip. 

Then you can spell silly things with your strips. I tried writing the word "weird" with my strip, because who tries to write in cursive with a strip of fabric? Instead, I wrote fun, which it really wasn't. Cursive has never been my forte.

weave the strip over your ring finger and in front of your pinky finger:

Then continue behind your pinky and in front of your ring finger. 

One more big loop in front of both your ring and pink finger (that's your top, big loop) and place the long tail of fabric behind your fingers. You are ready to start weaving!

take the first loop you made on your ring finger and bring it up and over the second loop and off your ring finger completely. 

Do the same with the loop on your pinky finger - up and over that top loop and then over your pinky. 

Take the long tail that's behind your fingers and wrap it around the front of your ring and pinky finger again. (I've underlined that step above.) Repeat the weaving process taking the now new, bottom loop up and over the ring finger and then the pinky finger. Wrap and repeat until you reach your desired length. 

As you weave, tighten the bracelet knots by pulling on both ends of the jersey. You want tight even knots throughout. 

** a note about length. Because this is jersey, it stretches, so aim to make and tie off your bracelet a bit smaller than your actual wrist size. This will make for a tight fitting bracelet, which I think looks better for this sort of thing. If you aren't a fan of the clutch bracelet, then just make it a bit bigger before you tie it off. 

Finish off the bracelet by removing the two remaining loops from each finger and weaving the long tail of jersey through those two loops. Tie into a double know and clip excess fabric.

Show off your new bracelet!


  1. Cute bracelet Jennifer - and a great tutorial too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  3. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #21 :)
    Have a great week!!

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