tutorial: fabric friendship bracelet

by kath_red on 29/04/2008

in Kids Crafts

A lovely idea for a friendship bracelet – you could make a bunch of these to give to your friends or your kids friends – they would be great inside a party bag – or if you made a few plain ones, little kids could decorate them (party activity) or fantastic for older kids to make and give to their friends.

Materials: fabric | 5 inches of ribbon | embroidery floss | thread and needle | 1 button | fabric pen

First cut 2 rectangles from your fabric, each should be 2.5 inches / 6.5 cm wide. To determine the length, measure loosely around your wrist and add 1.5 inches / 4 cm.

After your rectangles are cut, fold each side under 1.5 inches / 4 cm and press with a warm iron.

With right side of the fabric facing up, sew your button approximately 1 inch / 2.5 cm in from the left edge of one of your rectangles. Use the fabric pen to write your sentiment, the word “friend”, just to the right of the button. Follow up by embroidering over your guide.

Then place your two rectangles together, right sides facing out, and line up the edges. Sew up the two long sides and the short side nearest the button, but leave the second short side open.

Make a loop with the ribbon and insert it into the open edge, making sure it’s large enough to fit around your button.

Sew up the edge and give your bracelet to a friend!

About the designer: Rachel has a degree in Art History and has lived in Berlin, Germany for the past two years. She likes to travel, knit, read, and live a crafty life with her husband and two cats. She blogs at cornflower blue studio.

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1 Tranquilita April 29, 2008 at 7:09 am

So nice project!!! I like it very much and it’s so easy!


2 clara May 25, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Awesome! I’m making one for each member of my family. My daughter loves the bracelet idea. Thanks! Off to make them now…


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