Upcycling Shirts Tutorials

Day three: Shirt into Bracelet
(There is an update about this post, on the bottom part of this page)

making bracelet from shirt diy






shirt into bracelet

Pictures by Lana


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Due to several questions about this tutorial, I decided to post an update with more detailed steps. You can find the tutorial below:


1. Take 6 pieces of fabric, mine are about 45 cm long and 1,5 cm wide. Place something heavy on the toppart to keep them in place.
2. Take right strip and follow the red line in the picture.
3. It should look like this.
4. Take the left strip and follow the red line in the picture.
5. It should look like this.
6. Now repeat steps 2 and 4. Pull on them, but not to tight!
7. Keep braiding until you have ure desired length.
8. Get you're glue gun or some textile glue and place a stripe of glue on top of the end. Do this on both sides.
9. Cut the fabric that is on the other side of the glue strip. Not the braided side!
10. It should look like this.
11. Put some glue on the outside of the braid, like shown in the picture.
12. Place the other outside against it and push them together until the glue has dried.
13. Measure the width of youre braid.
14. Cut a piece of fabric. The size should be 2x the width of your braid + 1 cm.
15. Fold the piece of fabric around the part where the bracelet is attached. And glue it together.

All done!

You can of course also sew the bracelet instead of using glue.





The bracelet will be easy to slide over you're hand, because the fabric is stretchy and soft.



Pictures by Lana



17 comments:

  1. Very cute! I may have to give this a try. <3

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    1. Ok I want to make one and ive tryed but i still dnt understand how to do it. could yu youtube it. That would b awsome.

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  2. I LOVE the chunkiness (is that a word?) of these. Very cool!

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  3. how do you finish tho? tie it up at the end?

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    1. There are different ways to finish, I choose to use some textile glue and glue a new strip of fabric around the ends to combine them. But it's also possible to just tie a knot at the end, I actually think that both ways work very well.
      x Lana

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  4. I was looking for a simple bracelet to get a bunch of teenage girls to make on a youth camp and I think this is the winner. I have had a squizz through yout blog and love it- I'm your latest follower via blog lovin. You do such a great job taking photos and writing interesting and creative posts :-) I'm keen to see a tutorial for your rug that you are currently making :-)

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  5. I may not be reading it correctly, how do you get the different colors in there?

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    1. For the different colors I did the same braiding, only I used three rows of one color and three rows of the other. The effect will look different depending on where you put which color. For instance, you place the strips down like in photo 2, and from left to right you have: white grey white grey white grey. You can mix and match every way you like!
      I hope I explained it well enough. If you have any questions please just let me know!
      x Lana

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  6. Great project & I'm thinking that some of the ladies at the women's shelter might enjoy this.
    1. How long should the strips be for an average size woman's wrist?
    2. If you glue a fabric piece to finish it, then it just slips over the hand like a bangle?
    Thanks
    Terri

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I posted an update about this post, I hope it will answer all you're questions. Good luck!
      x Lana

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  7. Hello, Lana! I am Katerina, from Greece, and I luckily found your blog from craftgawker. This project is great, I 've been searching for a way to braid 5 or 6 straps. Thank you very much, I will definitely try this. Keep posting. Nice to meet you (my blog is in Greek, unfortunately).

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  8. Hi!!! i think your bracelets are very creative i have made a few and all my friends say they r awesome THANK YOU

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  9. can you make a video ?

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  10. Nice idea!!!!great blog!!!
    For more inspiration my blog..http://noxcreare.blogspot.it/
    Noemi

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  11. I love this; it's so cute! I'm going to make some for my sisters and cousin for Christmas. I have a question though. In the top picture, I really like the red, pink,and white braclet. How do you do it with three colors like that? I get that with two colors it was laid out like pink, gray, pink, gray, pink, gray from left to right. For three colors, where would each color sit? Would it be red, pink, white, red, pink, white? Or red, pink, white, white, pink, red? I don't know; please help!

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    1. Thank you for your comment! And how fun that your are making them right now!

      It has been a while since I made them, but I think it was: red, pink, white, red, pink, white :)

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Thank you! x Lana