Introduction: Fabric Flower Bracelet
This simple flower bracelet is perfect for adding some playfulness to a spring outfit. It can take a little bit of time, depending on your skill level, but is relatively easy. You could also use this technique for a necklace or to make a purse handle, etc.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
- Solid color fabric (scraps will work for this)
- Fabric scissors
- Sewing needle
- Thread (that matches your fabric)
- A pencil or chalk
- A circular object for tracing (I used a pencil sharpener about 1.5 inches in diameter)
- Thin stretchy cord (I used stretchy cord for jewelry making. Thread or embroidery floss would probably work, but you will have to make your bracelet a little larger to fit around your hand)
- Pins (optional, not pictured)
Step 2: Cut Out Your Shapes
Begin by tracing your circular object onto your fabric using chalk or a pencil. I have quite small wrists, and used 5 flowers in my bracelet. 5 flowers x 5 circles per flower = 25 circles for me to cut out.*
Cut out your required number of circles using your fabric scissors. It is much faster to fold your fabric over a few times and pin it before you start cutting. This way you don't need to cut out nearly as many circles, and they will probably be more uniform.
Using a light weight fabric and 1 1/2 inch circle, my flowers were about 1 3/4 inches wide, each.
Step 3: Sew Your Flowers
Fold one circle in half, and stitch a few times at the bottom through both sides, as pictured. Don't stitch too many times, as the thread will be hard to pull through. Don't stitch too few times either, or your petals will look messy and lopsided. Continue to stitch four more circles in the same manner, on the same length of thread. (If your needle comes out of the same side of each circle every time, your petals will be neater.)
Once you have five petals in a row, pull them all into a circle shape, making sure the half-circles are facing outward. Tighten the thread as much as you can, and knot it a few times. You have your first flower!
Repeat with all of your remaining circles.
Step 4: Assemble the Bracelet
Line up all of your flowers in a row, and choose which side of each flower looks better to you. This will be the front. Cut a piece of stretchy cord to comfortably fit around your wrist, plus a bit extra to tie some knots. Thread your needle with the stretchy cord and stitch through some loose bits on the back of each flower. Make sure the flowers are secure, and that they are all facing the right way. If you would like to, you can add beads in between each flower, or customize it in whatever way you wish. Tie a couple knots on the end of your cord, to finish your bracelet. Wear it proudly!