Tutorial Week: Easy Fabric Button Bracelet

Tutorial Week Day 4: HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!!!Hope you are enjoying some stuffing and pumpkin pie…. cuz I am! mmm! We’ll be celebrating with friends today since we live on the opposite side of the country as our families. But before we do, I’ll be running a 10K (sure glad I can schedule posts…) Ok, I’ll stop rambling. I know you’re here for a tutorial so I’ll get to it. Today’s tutorial is a Fabric Button Bracelet. And talk about easy!
little man stole it and had fun chewing on it. lolfhujiuo
Supplies:
  • fabric scraps
  • scissors
  • buttons (I used six 1 1/4″ buttons)
  • elastic
  • hot glue gun
First measure your wrist with the elastic and add 1″ extra.
Overlap the elastic and sew across the ends a couple times.
Place your button on your fabric and cover the part of the design that you want to be on the button.
Cut about 1/2″ away from the button all the way around. Don’t worry about making a perfect circle.
Then place your button flat side against the wrong side of the fabric, centered over the part of the fabric that you want to be visible.
Put a line of hot glue around the outside of the button and fold over fabric. Be sure to glue down any loose corners.
Should look something like this.
While the glue is still warm, flip over the button and press down (on a protected surface, learn from my mistake:) to flatten the fabric on the back.
Then hot glue each button onto the elastic, being sure to center them. I found it worked best to keep the elastic rounded (vs. flattened) when I was gluing on the buttons. That way I got them closer and could control how the bracelet looked. If you flatten the elastic when glue the buttons on, they will be too far apart.
This pic shows the bracelet well, but my lovely model’s arm looks awkward….
 
These bracelets would make great gifts. And moms would love them because they’re great teethers {just ask my little man} and stylish.
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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
Linda

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Comments

  1. 1
    laterg8r

    those are beautiful and look so easy to make TFS :D

  2. 2
    Crystal

    SO cute! I think I could even pull that one off:)

  3. 3
    Jenglamgirl

    This is sooo cute, I will have to make one!

  4. 4
    jenjen

    Very cute bracelet. You are so clever. I also LOVE your burlap wreath. SO cute!

    XOXO
    Jen

  5. 5
    Disney

    Wow, I love this idea! How creative! And I love things that you can make with hot glue :o)

  6. 6
    Sonia

    This so crafty and clever! Too cute!

  7. 7
    TJ and Whitnee

    What a cute idea! I'd like to share a link to this tutorial on February 20, on sewwhattoday.blogspot.com!

  8. 8
    qwiksave

    Hi, hope you don't mind but I have put this tutorial on the crafty forum of moneysavingexpert.com in the UK. Thanks for the great idea.

  9. 9

    A quick and simple bracelet and can be in any fabulous colour you choose, stunning.
    Thanks for sharing.