How to Make Bracelets and Headbands

May 22, 2012 by jfay1995  
Published in Beauty

How to make Bracelets and Headbands. Good tips on how to do this.

Headbands and bracelets are a lot of fun to make.  I’ve been busy making a bunch of different kinds.  They are very simple and you don’t need a lot of supplies.

What you will need:

scraps of fabric

sewing needle

elastic band 1″ width 

or a thinner kind.

For the bracelets, 1″ will be good.  For the bracelets you need to cut a three to four inch width of fabric and the length should be about 15-18″ long.  It needs to be longer so you will get a ruffled or puffy effect when the bracelet is pulled tighter.

Get your cut fabric and fold it over on the wrong side.  Sew up the length of the fabric, then turn it to the right side.  This can sometimes take a little bit to pull it through.  But it will work even if it is about 1″ width.

Then you will need to cut your elastic to fit your wrist.  Make it just a little loose so it will be easy to get on and off.  You won’t want it too tight  on your wrist.

Next, get a safety pin and attach to the elastic.  Start to pull it through.  At the other end, pin the elastic to your fabric.  That way, the elastic won’t get lost inside the tube and it will be easier to sew the elastic together afterwards.

Once the elastic is through, pin it and then start sewing the two elastic ends together.  After that, fold the fabric over so you won’t see the rough edges.  Pin in place and do the same to the other end.  Then sew the two ends of the fabric together.

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2 Responses to “How to Make Bracelets and Headbands”
  1. KittyK Says:

    You are very creative and the items are very pretty!

  2. Uma Shankari Says:

    Good tips and a great idea that you have shared. Liked it.

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