Hey all! Today I'm making a fabric bracelet. I wear it as part of my work uniform, because I have to cover up my wrist tattoo. I've made this bracelet before, but not for the blog, and my old one was stolen! I used to get tons of compliments from the kids I photograph, when I wore this bracelet. I knew with the beginning of this season I needed to make a new one. I use an old polo shirt that was my mom's from when she was my age. It's a great way to keep this old favorite around, even though it's gotten worn out, and doesn't look so great as a top.
To begin I used a section that had a hem on two sides, and cut out a piece about 7 inches by 4.5 inches. I folded the long side in, and pinned down to hem that edge.
Then I folded the piece in half with the stitch side of the hems up. I sewed the ends together. I consistently stitched the needle through the same side of the fabric, and made a tight loop over the ends. This binds off the end, and makes for a neater and softer finish.
Here is the finished result. I love the soft old fabric. This took me about two hours to sew by hand, while talking, watching TV, and snacking. A great couch activity.
I hope this bracelet gets as many compliments as it's predecessor. Have a lovely day, and happy DIYing, chris!