Some of the products I used to make this bracelet were provided by Pandahall.
Quite some time ago I pinned this idea to make twine by twisting fabric scraps from My Poppet Makes.
I made a bag full - just because - and then put it to one side, moved house and forgot all about it (like you do...) Then a few weeks ago when I made this ribbon and bead bracelet ...
... using ribbon end jewellery findings, I thought of my bag of fabric scrap twine and dug it out.
So if you would like to have a go at making your own fabric twine bracelet you will need:
- scraps of fabric - longish strips are best
- a Selection of Jewellery Finding:
- 2 Ribbon Ends (mine are these silver colour 6mm ones from Pandahall)
- 2 small round jump rings (mine are these 4mm from Pandahall)
- 1 larger jump ring (mine is a 7mm oval, from my stash)
- 1 lobster clasp (mine is this one from Pandahall)
- strong glue (I used Superglue)
- jewellery making or small pliers
- to go to My Poppet to find out how to make your twine
Once you have a length of twine, make the bracelet in exactly the same way as the Ribbon and Bead bracelet - the tutorial is here. I used 2 strands of my twine but you could include more if your twine comes out thinner or if your ribbon ends are bigger. You just don't need to add any beads, and I found I didn't need to use the tape to hold everything together either.My favourite thing about this project is how each and every bracelet made this way will be unique, it all depends of the combination fabric used.
I find bracelets very hard to photograph, here is an awkward selfie just so you can see how it looks on (I took loads of these and this is the best - not my greatest photographic achievement!)
When I wear this bracelet I've found I like it best if I twist it before doing up the fastening, the two strands slightly twist together naturally and it lies nice and flat on my wrist.
I also love that it uses up scraps, so good for those last precious fragments of a favourite print AND if it gets a bit grubby you can just gently handwash it and it will be good as new.
It would be lovely to make a bracelet to match a dress, skirt or shorts that you've made with the little leftover fabric scraps.
Here are the other great Pinterest Inspired projects in this month's Pinterest Challenge.
Scrapbusting Fabric Twine Bracelets || Sum of Their Stories
DIY Strawberry Planter ||Refresh Living
DIY No Sew Faux Roman Shades || Dwelling in Happiness
Wood Pineapple Bowl Revived || Sisters, What!
Mike Wazowski Pinata || Tastefully Frugal
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