Ruffle Bracelet

This is a fun one! Give it a try…

The measurements given will accommodate wrist sizes between 5 and 7 inches around. Start with 24 inches of 1/2 inch wide ribbon. Fold one end under 3/4 of an inch and pin in place.

Fold again and pin. Each fold should be 3/4 inch long.

Keep folding and pinning…

Now, you are ready to sew.

When sewing, make sure the folds are facing you. Remove each pin before sewing over them. Otherwise, you might break your needle. Back stitch on both ends to keep the stitch from coming undone.

Cut a piece of 1/2 inch wide elastic 2.5 inches long. Pin the elastic to one end of the ruffled ribbon. Sew back and forth a few times to make the elastic – ribbon connection sturdy. Remove the pin before sewing over it.

This is what it looks like after you sew the elastic to one end.

Measure the bracelet length you need. Pin and sew the elastic to the other end. Cut away the excess elastic. Now it's ready for wear!

I told you this would be a fun one!

The Real Deal: It only cost me $0.50 in materials to make this bracelet.

17 Comments
  1. This is SO cute!  And I love how easy it looks – I can't wait to make one!  Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. very smart..i like the color..you photograph it awesome..

  3. I do believe I'm going to make one of these for my 15 month old, since there are no little parts that can dislodge! She will be so excited…she LOVES jewelry!

  4. Would it be innnapropriate to say that with every post we love you more? Because it's true.

  5. Awesome! I want to try this one with my new ruffler foot! Thanks!

  6. I made one of these last night and gave it to a coworker. She LOVED it.
    I just discovered your blog yesterday and have already made like 3 different flowers! I love them all!
    Thanks for all the great ideas! :)

  7. LOVE!  So glad I found your craftastic blog:)

  8. This is a super tutorial – easy and ready for all sorts of embellishments!  I will feature/link in a future post so others can come visit!
    Pearl
    http://www.beadinggem.com
     

  9. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas with us.  Its given me so much inspiration.

  10. Great tutorial ! Lovely Ruffle Bracelet ! Thanks for the idea.
     

  11. Have a 10 year who got a sewing machine for Christmas. We both are I excited by your easy to follow instructions and creative projects.

    • Thanks so much Monique. It’s comments like yours that keep me going. :)

  12. THIS IS SO CUTE. I MADE MINE WITH BRIGHT GREEN RIBBON FOR THE LITTLE GIRL NEXT DOOR WHO LOVES GREEN. BUT I COVERED THE ELASTIC WITH STRETCHY KNIT TO MATCH WITH A BOW ACCENT. SHE LOVED IT. THANKS FOR YOUR WONDERFUL CREATIVE IDEAS.

    • Thanks Corolyn! So glad you are having fun with this ruffle bracelet idea! :)

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