How to Make Fabric Rag Beads



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Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial

DIY Fabric Rag Beads


Materials needed for this project.
artistic wire 24 gauge
seed beads
burlap
thin strips of material
toothpicks
DIY Fabric Rag Beads

DIY Fabric Rag Beads


Take your burlap, thin strips of material, and toothpick
DIY Fabric Rag Beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial


and start by wrapping your burlap around a toothpick
DIY Fabric Rag Beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial


Then tie the thin strips of material around the burlap good and tight. I would tie at least three or four strips to help hold the burlap together. You could use different colors of strips, or even yarn.
Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial

DIY Fabric Rag Beads


Now take your artistic wire and wrap it around the burlap and give it a twist to tighten.
Fabric rag beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial

Fabric rag beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial


Now add a seed bead, then weave and wrap the wire through and around the burlap, add another bead and weave and wrap it through burlap again.
Fabric rag beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial


Continue weaving and wrapping the beads and wire until you get the desired look.
Fabric rag beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial


Be sure to stick the wire through the burlap (weaving) this will help hold the bead together.
DIY Fabric Rag Beads

Fabric Rag Bead Tutorial


Ta Da... How do you like my beads? Check back later to see the necklace that I made using these beads.

You might like some of my other tutorials
Paper and wire wrapped beads
How to make copper beads
How to age paper
Copper wire wrapped bracelet tutorial

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About Linda @ Mixed Kreations

Hi, I'm Linda. Born and raised in Texas. Mother of two, and grandmother of four. I am a diy'er that has always loved creating things, for as long as I can remember. I squeeze my creating in between my full time job, family time, housework, and gardening. You can find me at my website or blog Mixed Kreations.
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11 Responses to How to Make Fabric Rag Beads

  1. rose says:

    Thanks for commenting on my blog, Tanks for also for leaving a link back to your blog. I’m impressed. I’m now following with Blog Lovin. Hope you will come back and visit me again.
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

    • Linda says:

      Thanks for visiting Mixed Kreations. You have a really nice blog with lots of cute tutorials. Love the little rosettes. I am now following you on Blog Lovin too (-; Hope to you come back again.
      Linda

  2. Mackenzie says:

    These look so cute! Thanks for linking up on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you’ll be back again this week with some more of you great ideas.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

    • Linda says:

      Thanks for stopping by and for hosting your wonderful Saturday Show and Tell Party. Lots of great ideas and tutorials. Hope you come back and visit again.
      Linda

  3. Craftuts says:

    Thanks for sharing, great tutorial :)

  4. I like the rustic look of them and it was a good tutorial…I think I could make them! Thanks for linking up on at The Shady Porch. I hope you’ll share the necklace you’re making out of the beads when you’re done! Blessings, D

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