Pink Friendship Bracelets Tutorial: Color Your Summer

6.30.2012

[Just re-posting this from when I shared this tutorial for Color Your Summer over at Delia Creates, my color was pink!]



Thanks so much Delia for putting together another round of Color Your Summer! I'm so happy to be joining in this year.  I definitely can  relate to PINK, after all I've got two little girls who both love pink.  


I tried to convert them to liking other colors, was pretty sucessfull for a while.  My oldest liked red for a long time, my youngest used to love blue, but now they both change their minds almost daily (like their mother perhaps?!).


So I figured they might give me some inspiration for this Color Your Summer project.  It worked pretty well.  I definitely think they'll be giving their friends these fabric friendship bracelets.


These are so easy and quick to make up, use your favorite fabric and you'll have plenty leftover.  Just don't forget to share them with your friends!



Materials:

  • 2" tall by 7.5" long piece of fabric (longer or shorter depending on the size wrists you'll be making them for)
  • scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing (optional)
  • embroidery floss for the ties
  • thread, etc.


 Measure your wrist, below is an example of my wrist and how I got the measurement.


Step 1:
Cut your fabric, fuse on interfacing if you choose to use some).  I used Robert Kaufmann Essex Linen in Hot Pink!

Step 2:

Press the fabric in by 1/4" on all 4 sides.

Fold in half lengthwise again.

Step 3:

Braid three strands of embroidery floss.  Make two, about 6" long, tie knots at each end on both pieces.

Step 4:

Sew around all four edges, tucking the braided ties into each end as you go.

Step 5:
Wear and share with your friends!

Here's to a great summer!


25 comments :

  1. Thank you for sharing! It's a great idea (and so easy)!

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  2. Cute (and glad I am not the only one with a tape measure that has seen better days!) x

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  3. Thanks for the great tut...will love to make these with my grand daughter next time she is visiting

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  4. Too cute and so easy! Love it!

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  5. Something similar was on my to-do list for this summer! LOVE the tutorial! Thanks!

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  6. I really like these bracelets! I think I'm going to make a couple for myself soon; I have just the fabric in mind that I want to use. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  7. Love these! Perfect use of small bits of fabric. And if there is one thing I have loads of..its scrap fabric.

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  8. hi soon i will make the bracelets for this 12 going on 13 she will love them as for me am excited too make them thanx soooooooo much renee found your site yeah today

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  9. really cute. thanks for sharing.

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  10. I like the colours.....they are very cute. I'm going to make a couple for myself soon; I have just the fabric in mind that I want to use. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  11. Nice and simple! We have some guests coming to stay with us from Japan...may have to get my daughters to sew up a friendship bracelet for their girl!

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  12. These are cute and simple....I can see a button attached to the center, too.....great idea......thanks.

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  13. These are cute and simple....I can see a button attached to the center, too.....great idea......thanks.

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  14. These are cute and simple....I can see a button attached to the center, too.....great idea......thanks.

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  15. These are cute and simple....I can see a button attached to the center, too.....great idea......thanks.

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  16. These are cute and simple....I can see a button attached to the center, too.....great idea......thanks.

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  17. These are cute and simple....I can see a button attached to the center, too.....great idea......thanks.

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  18. These are cute and simple....I can see a button attached to the center, too.....great idea......thanks.

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  19. Oh my gosh! These are SO adorable! I love them (and I'm a huge pink fan too). I'm stopping over from Jeni (In Color Order). Your blog is amazing. I love it!

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  20. They would be so cute with a button closure too.... for example, a bright colorful button or a glitzy rhinestone one! Cute idea!

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  21. Pink are the most using color in the bracelets, specially when you are giving for a girl! this is a nice post on it!

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  22. Interesting Ideas
    This is my first post EVER. I am "posting" because I think your site is
    AWESOME. I like and want to make everything !!

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  23. We loved the idea and added lots of fabric marker art for an original artwork!

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