Sunday, September 4, 2011

fabric wrapped bracelets

I've had these for a while but I just am getting to them. They are so quick and fun and can cost you nothing depending on your on-hand supplies. My fabrics were a cotton gingham, a dobby floral, and a menswear suiting piece. They were all left over scraps I had around. Don't use suiting though, it frays horribly! These aren't meant to last years or anything, but after even one wear that suiting is coming to pieces-so avoid. :)

sewing machine or needle and thread
plastic bracelets (I thrifted these two for a $1)
1" strips of fabric
a dry double-sided adhesive (this is what I used)
mini glue dots for touch ups

step 1: Attach fabric strips together with sewing machine. Hand stitch if you don't want to haul out the machine or don't have access to one. I used three different strips in the example and two on the other in the photo. Experiment with your fabrics! Try wrapping the bracelet first just to see if you like the spacing and length of the fabrics. Adjust accordingly.

step 2: Place adhesive on rim of bracelet and be generous.

step 3: Attach sewn strip and slowly start wrapping. Add adhesive on inside and outside as you go. 

step 4: Inspect and use glue dots as spot checks for places that may be coming up. See how mine has a little bubble? Finish off and tuck fabric end into a spot on the inside rim.

stack them and love! Feel free to ask any questions and I'd love to see yours if you make them too. :)


  1. Yours turned out really cute! I made one here awhile back:

    I agree, it's a fun, easy project, and fun to wear!

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [05 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. genius! i'll totally get onto this over the weekend - they look super cute!

  4. Nicely done! They're super cute.

  5. What a fun DIY! Thanks for sharing!

    sherri from SHERRI AMOUR

  6. Love this tutorial!!!!!!! Will definitely make one of these bad boys soon!!!