Friendship Bracelets For Everyone!

I don't remember what inspired me, but one day, not too long ago, I made friendship bracelets for myself and my youngest daughter. Maybe I just wanted a super quick finished item so I could experience that glow that comes with something new and handcrafted or maybe I was thinking about projects using my a stitch in dye scrap bundles, but, either way, I made friendship bracelets. And I wear every day.

So, I decided to share my process with you all in hopes that you too will craft a few bracelets for yourself or a loved one this holiday season.

Here's what you'll need:

By the way, materials listed are for one bracelet. You probably have tons of friends, so adjust accordingly.

  • Two strips of cotton fabric measuring 7 1/2" x 1 1/2"
  • 1 standard hair tie, cut in half
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating machine sewing thread
  • Small to medium sized button
  • Coordinating hand sewing thread
  • hand sewing needle

Remember to press your bracelet flat.

That's it! These bracelets take no more than 5 minutes to make. They're great stocking stuffers and last minute gifts and they can be made with precious, hand dyed (hint, hint) fabric because you're just using a wee bit.

If you make one, please email me at and let me know how it turned out and how it was received.

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