DIY Fabric Bracelets Tutorial

Looking to add some color to your spring wardrobe? How about some DIY fabric bracelets. 

 Before we get started I must disclose that I have seen this idea around the web.  It's not original to me, however, my method is so I'm sharing the tutorial with you.  That said, let's get started.

I can not for the life of my think of the word for the cotton cord you use to put piping on pillows and what not.  Anyway, that's what I used inside these bracelets.  Cut the cord long enough to fit around your wrist with enough slack to slip over your hand (like a bangle bracelet).  With your favorite fabric glue (one that's really sticky like fabri-tac) or hot glue, glue the ends of your rope to create a circle.

I chose to tear my fabric strip so that it gave a bit of a tattered edge, you may choose to cut yours, but it will tatter with age a bit (unless your using jersey).  You will need a long strip about an inch wide.  Gluing as your wrap, go around your bracelet a couple of times.  This will help hold everything together as well as give it a nice look.  When you get to the end, tuck and glue on the inside.

I will warn you, it's a bit addicting.  If they get wet (my kids decided mine needed to take a swim for some reason) you can toss them into a garment bag and into the dryer.  This all happened before I took the photos shown so you can see, no harm done.

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  1. These are so pretty! My daughter would love them! Thanks for sharing!
    Jo-Anna (I just found your blog, and I'm now a new follower!)

  2. Very cute and stylish! I love how they are a bit tattered and chic. Totally could add a fabric flower or two...;)

  3. LOVE these!! I'm definitely going to have to make some!

  4. love these! i've been looking at these all over... but i really like your idea of the cotton piping stuff! :) thanks for sharing!

  5. this is so awesome! love that you can fit the cotton piping to fit your wrist. some tuts for fabric cover braclets call for plastic bangles that are just to big for my wrists! thanks for sharing!

  6. ~~these are so cute and really look fun and quick to make~~

  7. Thanks so much for sharing this!! I am going to make these for party favors for my daughters birthday party! :) LOVE that you can select the size you want!

  8. I love these and my daughter would get a kick out of having to make some herself!

    Happy Easter!


  9. Cute as a bug....as usual.

  10. These are awesome! Can't wait to make a few! :)

  11. These are so pretty. I never wear bracelets but I constantly have a hairband on my wrist so these would probably feel more natural. Great idea, thanks!

  12. Darling! I can't wait to try these! I have lots of old denim lying around, so I'll try that first. Thank you!

  13. So cute- I can see how these would get addicting like you say! :)

  14. These are so stinkin cute! I just featured your bracelets today on my Wednesday's Wowzers. Here is the link:


    Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Stylish! and easy!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!

  16. I am off to buy cording tomorrow! Thanks for such an easy tutorial!!

  17. I love these becuase i cannot sew!! Altho I will have to imrpovise for the cord, I cannot go to the store.

  18. These would be fun to do at a "girlie birthday" party.

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  20. does anybody know what it's actually called? The stuff inside the bracelet?

  21. Autumnx it's called cotton piping

  22. Do you think it would work with a hairband... To add a little stretch?

  23. Hi, thank you for sharing. Such a great tutorial! I posted your tutorial on my blog with a link back to your blog, hope it’s ok http://makeitandwearit.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/wear-it-on-your-hand.html
    Please write me if there is a problem makeandwear@gmail.com.

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