A fabric bracelet tutorial, for beginners and up
Below is a picture of my fabric bracelet I posted to Instagram a a while ago. I got such high reviews from friends that I decided to share with you how to create one for yourself.
What you'll need:
1 Hand sewing needle
1 Toggle Clasp
1 16 1/2" x 2" scrap fabric
Fray Check (optional)
Sewing Machine Needle 12 or 14
Start to Finish Time 30 minutes
Cut your strip of Fabric and iron flat
Place your clear ruler an inch from bottom of your strip and draw a pencil mark, along the middle of the fabric
This is what you should have when done
Press with an Iron both sides inward towards your pencil mark, like so
Then fold over both outside edges
Begin to pin along your strip
Now it's time to sew....yippy!
Set your machine to
Zig Zag stitch, 5 Width, 3 Length, 5.5 tension
Sew forward and reverse a little bit at the beginning and then begin to sew down the middle of your strip repeating the reverse and forward at the end, like below
Cut your thread. Thread a hand needled with a long piece of thread and begin adding your toggle clasps
Bring your hand needle from the bottom side of the fabric, but not through the top layer.
This is how the bottom side should look when done.
This is how it looks when both have been added.
Now it's time to tie our decorative knot at the
center of the bracelet.
Lay it side by side to make sure your knot is in the middle of your bracelet, as best as possible.
Enjoy, have fun, add extra bracelets with it, and be creative with colors!
Sewing Series, Lesson 1
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