Friday, December 4, 2009

A Braid of Fun

Hi there! I'm Linda, the Craft Addict over at Craftaholics Anonymous. I'm excited to be here to show you how to make these super simple Braided Fabric Bracelets.

These make fabulous gifts for girls of all ages. And they are even baby proof for us new mommies. {my little man loves chewing and drooling all over these. And I don't mind one bit because I can just pop them in the washer}I made these because I found myself sans-accessories more often than not with a teething baby. So I decided to make some baby-friendly bracelets to add some personality to my wardrobe again.


This gray knit fabric bracelet was made with scraps from my flower skirt.

All you need is a little scrap fabric to make these.

Ok, now that I have spent the last 5 minutes trying to sell you on them, here's how you make them!


Cut 3 strips of fabric 2"x 12".



Sew all 3 pieces together.



Braid the 3 strips together. Do it slightly loose so that there is a little 'give' to it so you can pull it on and off your wrist.



Pin and sew the ends together when you're done braiding.



Then sew both ends together to create a loop.



And there ya have it. Simple as that. You could add a yoyo and button, if you wanted to get fancy.

It was fun meeting all of you! Hope you come by and say hi. I have all kinds of crafts, tutorials, product reviews, and giveaways over at Craftaholics Anonymous. Be sure to check out my Reader's Tutorial Week Dec. 14-18. I have over 10 tutorials lined up that you don't want to miss!

Happy {crafty}Holidays!

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23 comments:

heather said...

A quick bit of HLA business:

Congratulations KATE!!! Who won last week's throwdown challenge of cooking with wine...This brings our score to 10-5!

Just a few more weeks of Throwdown action...it is still anyone's game!

Anonymous said...

Am disappointed that Ray doesn't keep tally of the Throwdown results anymore. It's a bit sad that it's not publicized on the front page who wins.

Robin said...

This is such a cute idea! I love the thought of recycling added to the mix. This would also be great for little girls or you could use baby clothes!

Claudia @ Highlowaha said...

Point well taken, Anonymous. We will get better. The recipes are such fun, they deserve to be the headliner.

Thank you for making time to comment.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for sharing, Linda.

Heather said...

Anonymous...take a look Ray is updated with the tally!
Thanks for your feedback.

Kat said...

I love this idea! Sometimes I have cute fabric that I want to wear, but I am not good enough at sewing to make clothes yet. Just in time for stocking stuffers!

Chaotic said...

Great idea...and nice to meet ya! I think this is even something I (sewing challenged tho I may be) can do!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

As a learning to sew gal I think I could handle this! Too cute!!! Love the guest post and glad I found Highlowaha from you!

Claudia @ Highlowaha said...

Linda.. Love your idea. I have two nieces who might very well be the recipient of your fun idea.

I also love that you recycled clothes to make them.

Thanks for doing the exchange.

Katie @ Highlowaha said...

Linda...I really like this idea.

I just went through my old closet pulling out clothes I no longer wear...now I'll have something fun to do with some of the good fabrics!

Anonymous said...

There are 4 weeks left, right? Isn't Kate officially the winner now, since she is ahead by 5?

Heather @ highlowaha.com said...

Anonymous...nope there is still time for Lauren to catch up as we have a few double or nothing rounds in there to keep things fun!

Anonymous said...

Go figure...have to do something to try and make it interesting....let me guess...the last week will be worth whatever Lauren is losing by? How about defining the points now so we know what to expect?

Santa is Watching! said...

Tis the season to be jolly but all I hear is a lot of complaining!

heather said...

Sure Anonymous...we'll definitely give a debrief as we go into those weeks.

But as you said we have to keep it interesting otherwise we'd have 5 weeks of no action which means 10 fewer recipes for all of us to enjoy! Would that be any fun?

But also note that as of right now Lauren could catch Kate by winning the remaining five weeks.

Danko Family said...

"Santa is Watching" definitely got it right today! It's been a long and challenging contest, but I'm very much looking forward to any surprises you ladies have up your sleeves for the remainder of the contest. I think "snarky" might be the word of the day today...geez!

Everyone have a great weekend.

Petty W. said...

You know, the competition is almost not even fun any more. The last 15 min, no matter what the score has been all weekend, out of no where, one person gets 30-50 votes to assure a landslide. Both are very talented and come out with really good recipes. I wonder if the voting demonstrates the true favorite?

Heather said...

Petty remember that there are also two celebrity judges that factor in. The voting shows who is best rallying the 12th man but in order to win you have to also take at least one of the celebrity judge votes.

Anonymous said...

I have been following the throwdown challenge and must say that the guest judge seems to be more interested in how the food looks in a picture than how it tastes or how easy it is to make. For example, the onion recipes from this past week. Kate had made a chicken pizza, which frankly made my mouth water just reading the ingredients, it looked so easy to make, I made it the next night, the food looked very appetizing and I would definitely grab it first. However, Lauren's mushrooms looked so complicated with the chopping, the washing, the stuffing, I had visions of my kitchen in chaos. Yet, Lauren won this one in the guest judges eyes by a majority of the criterion. Is the guest judge an impartial party or is there some connection with her being a cook too...seems to be an anti-Kate vibe here......

Anonymous said...

Heather,

Will you be updating Ray with the tally this week? Wasn't it 10-5 last week? Did anyone win?

Both contestants are doing a great job. They both deserve a lot of credit for their commitment and dedication to this contest (and both have young children!!). No matter who wins or loses, or who can rally in more votes, they BOTH have been coming up with amazing recipes week after week. Thank you, Kate and Lauren, and keep up the great job!!

Cheryl said...

THat may be me dropping the ball! Was I supposed to update Ray today with the new score? FUMBLE!!!

Petty W. said...

See what I mean?
The last half hour, out of nowhere.......landslide........every week (except right after my last post). What was that? About 100 votes in 20 minutes this time?