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 mine...like 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how it turned out and how it was received.
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