DIY: Fabulous Fabric Bracelets

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A great summer style that’s always on trend is stacked bracelets and bangles. They’re a quick accessory that instantly adds flare and color to your outfit. I was inspired by my newest fabric collection, Tangier Ikat for Free Spirit Fabrics, to use the intricate painted prints in a way that would show off their mix and match aesthetic. When searching for inexpensive bangles, make sure they’re smooth and flat, because textures will make it harder for the fabric to stay on and stay smooth. Try to get at least 10 in varying widths, from about ¼” up to 1”.

GATHER:

  • Stackable bracelets
  • Fabric scraps
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Hot glue gun, or
  • Strong double stick tape

CREATE:

  1. Measure the width of your bracelet and the circumference around to get the length pf fabric needed. I really love the look of ripped, frayed fabric edges around my bracelets, so cut about 1” into your fabric, and then rip it the rest of the way down. Make sure you rip about ¼” more fabric than the width of your bracelet, so that the frayed edges stick out 1/8” on each side.
  2. Use hot glue or strong double stick tape around your bracelet and adhere the fabric on. I only did this on the outside of mine so that the original gold would still peek through, but you can adhere a coordinating fabric to the inside as well for added color.
  3. Repeat this simple process for the rest of your bangles! The more you make, the greater the effect will be, and the more options you’ll have for your outfits.

I love how quick this project is; you can make a dozen bangles in just half an hour. This would be a great mother-daughter project anytime!