Make Fabric Scrap Bracelets


Easy DIY Scrap Fabric Bracelets


Today I am excited to share a simple scrap fabric project that leaves you with a gorgeous braided bracelet.  If you can braid and glue, you can make this!  I used leftover scraps and a white tea towel which I sprayed with Dylusions ink.  The great thing about these bracelets is you can use any fabric and go crazy with colors to fit your style.  T-shirts, old sheets, vintage hankies, lace, ribbons  would work great.  Make several for gifts.  They work up quickly and easily!

Let’s get started…



Fabric scraps

Fabric scissors or rotary cutter and mat

End caps or wire and cones (see link in tutorial for what to do if you don’t have end caps)

Industrial strength glue (pictured in tutorial is Fabri-Tac, which did not hold, so I ended up using E6000 which holds about anything to anything but is stinky)

Jewelry findings: Jump rings and toggle clasps

Sewing thread

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Cut fabric into strips about 10 inches long and 1-3 inches wide (depending on how thick your fabric is and how chunky you want your bracelet).

Using three strips per bracelet  :Gather the strips and tie knot at one end with 15 inches of thread, leaving an inch tail of the fabric strands.

Wrap thread around several times at the top of the braid and double knot, then trim excess thread. (For a detailed photo tutorial of this part, see my kumihimo tutorial)

Braid the three strands until bracelet is about one inch shorter than you want the finished piece to be.

Wrap thread around 10-15 times like you did at the top, then knot and trim excess thread.

Put a dab of glue on the thread for added security and cut off each end of fabric braid right up to the thread. (NOTE:  if you want to use wire and cone beads instead of end caps, see the kumihimo tutorial I mentioned previously).

Put glue in end caps and insert each end of braided strand into an end cap.

Attach toggle clasp with jump rings.  You can add charms if you like.

The End!



  1. COOLIO! Great idea Ms. J… love it. Want to make with my daughter!

  2. Thanks for sharing. This would make a great mother / daughter craft. Plus, this just might keep my daughter away from my jewelry :-)

  3. I’ve been looking for a bracelet project…I’ve got some brand-new shamrock ribbon shoelaces that I want to turn into something great for my very Irish daughters for St. Patrick’s Day!

  4. karla king says:

    What a great idea yo give to all my vlisedg friends.

  5. Great tutorial!! This is the perfect project for my 7 year old to help with to raise money for her all-star cheer this year!

  6. Thank you! Awesome! :)

  7. Where did you get he findings for your bracelets? I am having a hard time finding caps and clasps like this in the size needed for the fabric

  8. I’m totally going to do this with my son’s very special baby shirts!!

  9. Thank you so much for this ideal. I am makeing memory braclets from my deceased fathers clothing , even after cutting out quilt squares from my Fathers favorit clothing, there was still enough fabric scraps to make family members a memory braclet from their favorit memories. Thank you for shareing.


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