My favorite type of sewing project is one that doesn’t take more than an hour or two to make and doesn’t require a trip to the fabric store. When it’s something cute that I can wear out and have people ask “Where did you get that?” – even better.
This bracelet is extra-fun because it’s a great way to use up those scraps from other sewing projects. You bought those fabrics because you loved them, so why not wear them? Not to mention, these are very giftable. Grab a few of your favorite prints, and let’s get started!
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You’ll only need a few things to make this stylish bracelet:
· cotton fabric, cut into 2" wide strips
You can make this using one long strip of fabric, or you can piece together as many as you’d like for a more bohemian look. That’s where using those scraps comes in!
You want to end up with a strip that’s 2” wide and 34 ½” long. If you’re piecing the fabrics together, stitch the ends by laying one right side up with the other on top, right side down, at a right angle. Stitch across diagonally as shown here. Trim away the corner, leaving a ¼” seam. Press open.
Continue sewing on pieces in the same manner until your strip has reached 34 ½”.
Fold both edges in the meet in the center. Press.
Fold in half again and press, so your strip looks like this:
Unfold one end. Fold the end to the inside ¼” and press. Refold the sides. This will leave the raw edge tucked neatly inside.
Stitch down both long sides, near the edge.
Slide the lobster clasp onto one end. Fold the fabric over 1” and stitch in place near the end of the strip. Stitch across again, closer to the hardware. Repeat with the ring on the other end.
To wear, simply wrap the bracelet around your arm a few times and hook the clasp to the ring.
Don’t you just want to make a bunch of these now? I know I do. In fact, I think I need one in every color!