Remember friendship bracelets? If you grew up in the 90's, you probably swapped them with your best friend, and if you read many blogs these days, you probably noticed they're making a bit of a comeback. Elizabeth Kartchner is hosting a Summer series on her blog called 1 For Me, 1 For You, in which her blog friends make and share their own version of the traditional frienship bracelet.
As my mending pile undulates, my scrap fabric stash steadily grows, so I decided to make my bracelets out of some of the prettiest vintage fabric scraps I could find. Head on over to Elizabeth's blog to win of these and see even more fun bracelets. And if you want to make your own pom-pom braid bracelet, check out the steps below.
above, my friend Vanessa cuts fabric to make her bracelet
You can make these bracelets too in just five easy steps:
- Cut scrap fabric into three strips:
2 short strips: add 4 inches to wrist diameter
1 long strip: add 6 inches to wrist diameter
- Allowing the long strip to extend past the shorter ones, begin braiding the fabric. At the beginning and end of braid, knot the two shorter strips around the long strip.
- Trim edges to desired length using a penant or diagonal style cut.
- Add fray-check to the edges of unbraided fabric, and once dry, trim excess strands.
- Wrap the braid around your wrist, tying the long strips together in a loose knot.