Handmade Shabby Braided Bangle
I’ve been seeing a lot of these cute shabby bangles made from scrap fabric, so I thought that I would give it a try.
I have several different balls of sari silk remnant strips with raw edges, so I think these will work great for the shabby chic bracelet look that I’m going for.
Project Material Needed
3-6 pieces of scrap fabric 15″ long and 1″- 1 1/2″ wide
1 piece scrap fabric 6″ long
Clip board (optional)
My strips of sari silk are really thin so instead of using three strips, I am going to use six.
This next step you could either stitch the six fabric strips together now, or just put a clamp on them to hold them together and stitch them together later.
I have tried it both ways. But for this tutorial I clamped them together.
I separated the fabric strips into three sections for my braiding.
Braid your fabric strips till you get a braided strip approximately 8″ long.
I find that 8″ is about right, that once sewn together it will slip over my hand.
Once you get your braid the length you desire trim the loose ends off.
Trim off the loose ends from the other end of your braid, and stitch this end on top/together with the opposite end to connect and form your bangle.
Take a 5″-6″ strip of fabric and wrap it a few times over the area where you stitched the two ends together.
Trim ends, and your bangle is finished.
Wasn’t that easy? You can wear one.
Or make several and wear them together for the shabby stacked style.
I think several of these bracelets stacked together with a charm would be really cute. What do you think?
With a charm , or without?
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