Tuesday, 10 December 2013

"24 Days to Christmas" Countdown - Refashioned Tshirt Bracelet

This year I thought it would be nice to do a Christmas countdown, showing off things I have made as gifts and ornaments either this year or in previous years. If you are wanting to make handmade gifts for your loved ones this year, then keep watching because I hope to put an awesome Christmas related tutorial or recipe up every day until Christmas Eve. Today is day 10!

Today I wanted to share a bracelet I made a while back.

This little bracelet is a perfect gift for your children to make for their friends. They can be made as plain or as colourful as you like and are quick and easy to make. All you need is an old tshirt and some piping cord in the colour of your choice. For this tutorial I used a white tshirt and red piping cord to make a cute festive bracelet.

To make your bracelet you will need to cut two strips of your tshirt material, measuring ½" x 16" (making sure that the stretch goes along the 16" side). You will also need one piece of the piping cord, measuring 19" each.

After cutting the tshirt material, pull each strip well to lengthen them and make the cut ends look neater. The material will roll in on itself, giving you a better piece to use to make your bracelet with. Lay the tshirt strips with the piping cord in the middle and secure with an overhand knot about 4" down.  Plait the three sections tightly, stretching the tshirt material as you go. When you get to 4" from the end of the material, secure with another knot. Cut off the piping cord at both ends, leaving the tshirt material to use to tie the bracelet on.

Done :)

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial. You can find more Christmas Countdown posts here.

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