Behind the Seams:
|My sketch of what Kayla wanted|
Last time I saw my friend Kayla, I promised her a bracelet like I made for Kelcie (check it out on the sewing projects page) for her birthday. Though her birthday was in May, I decided it was about time she got a present. :) Better late than never, right?
Reversible Bracelet, "inside" shown
- 1 scrap of fabric, roughly 7 inches long and 2 inches wide
- 1 scrap of fabric, roughly 6 inches long
- Buttons, color/size your choice
- Thread, color your choice
- closure (either a snap or button)
|The "outside" of the bracelet|
- Take 7"piece and put wrong side together and sew around 1 long and 1 short edge, leaving one side open to turn right side out.
- Tuck in raw edges and then topstitch sew around entire rectangle (1/8" seam)
- Pin 6 inch fabric to middle of rectangle/cuff
- Sew in crazy patterns and directions until you have a pleasing effect, changing color threads if you want a multi-colored look
- Sew on buttons in places that are lacking thread or in areas you want as your main design
- Sew on the snap or other type of closure, fitting it to your wrist
This is a nice, simple project that doesn't take very long to work on and the end result is very pleasing (my opinion, of course). You can use scraps and come up with a variety of looks, which is cool. In this bracelet, I used the hemline of a t-shirt for the dark middle purple mixed with a print I bought at Hancock Fabrics a long time ago. Depending on how you do the stitching and what color/type of buttons you use, you can really change the look of the bracelet. Also, try adjusting the width of the cuff from skinny to fat!