After making some bib necklaces out of felt that I covered with fabric scraps I kinda fell for jewelry made of fabric.
My latest projects are bracelets made of felt, covered with fabrics scraps again and decorated with charms, beads, lace, ruffles....
Edit: Here's the tutorial =)
- fabric scraps
- iron-on adhesive (I used "Vliesofix")
- press studs or other closure
The width of your bracelet is optional, mine are 4cm wide. For the length you need your wrist measurement+2cm for the closure.
The shape is up to you, I made the ends a bit smaller and round.
Prepare your shape on paper, cut it out and cut a rectangle from your fabric shape that fits the bracelet's size:
Cut the same rectangle from your iron-on adhesive and press it onto the left side of your fabric.
Peel off the paper from the adhesive, place you fabric rectangle onto the felt (the glue side facing the felt, of course) and press.
Use your paper pattern to cut out the bracelet from your fabric-and-felt-sandwich.
To combine the two layers (the adhesive won't last forever) and stop the fabric from fraying use a zig zag stitch to sew around the whole bracelet.
If you use a small stitch length (<1) and a pretty large stitch width you'll get a pretty border with hardly any fabric showing (or none at all)
Now it's time to decorate the bracelet - you can use whatever you like =)
For this bracelet I used a lace heart and a little bead.
Sew your press stud to the ends of the bracelet:
And you're done =)
You can skip the iron-on adhesive if you don't have or want to buy any, it's possible to pin the fabric to the felt. The adhesive makes it much easier, though.
You can also use simple buttons, hooks&eyes or decorative lacing as a closure, make the bracelet shorter and add chain...
Please note that this tutorial is for private use only
. Make those bracelets for yourself, as gifts, for swaps, but please DON'T SELL THEM. Thanks