Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fabric Covered Bangles

Are you wondering what to do with your small scrap pieces of fabric? Are you like me and buy fat quarters with no purpose or use in mind, but only because they are pretty? Well here is a great way to use some of it up and accessorize your wardrobe as well! 

What you'll need:
-Fabric or craft glue
-scraps of fabric
-bangles (simple, preferably clean edges with no detail)

Did you ever own a few of these back in the 80's? I found them in my parent's playroom for the grandchildren. The granddaughter's used them to play dress up and I hadn't seen them in years! You can find them at most thrift stores and tag sales, however. You can also use metal or wood bangles if you have any laying around.

Start by cutting narrow width strips of fabric. I found that 1/4" wide worked best. The average bangle will use about 1 yard in length. You can make several shorter strips if your fabric is not long enough. Don't worry about getting your cuts even, you will not be able to tell when it is all done.

Put a dot of glue on the front and back of the bangle to hold starter piece of fabric in place. Wind the fabric around the bangle starting from the backside first. Slightly overlap the fabric as you go. Place another dot of glue every few winds to keep fabric from sliding during wear and tear. If you come to the end of the fabric and need to start a new piece, simply start on the back again by gluing the new piece in place and pick up where you left off.

So simple and so quick! You are done! You can even tie them together with cute ribbon and they can be worn as a set or worn separately! 


Joan said...

You are being stylish and "green" at the same time. I have seen where you can put decopage medium on the top as a sealer too but I think that might be itchy. I like this better, Cute....now the grand daughters might want them back.

Colett (*.*) said...

yes they do, they want them back, but you should store them here at my house.

sachia said...

Oh, these are just to dye for. No pun...:)

Jesicca said...

oh so cute!!!

Jennie Bender said...

Love it!


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