Saturday, July 23, 2011

T-shirt Bracelets

I have been doing too much blog surfing and too little working over the past week!  Finally, last night I had the ambition to make something...these adorable t-shirt bracelets inspired by Haute to Sew!
First, grab some old t-shirts in the colors you want to make. 

Cut 1 to 1 1/2 inch wide strips from the shirt.  I cut across the width of  my shirts.  Then STRETCH the strips until they look like this:

I debated whether to braid three strands or double them up for a wider bracelet.  I couldn't decide, so I made both kinds!  Next, glue or sew the ends of the strands together.  I sewed my first bracelet, but soon resorted to my trusty glue gun to do the rest!  I clipped the end of the bracelet to my clip board and braided about 7 inches...just measure your wrist and braid the desired length.
After the bracelet is the length you want, stitch or glue the end, attach both ends and take a small piece of fabric to cover the rough edges.
Here are the ones that I far!  They are really fun and easy to make!  The single strand ones:

And the thicker, double strand ones:

1 comment:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! I like the thicker ones better. Super cute!!!!