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DIY Polka Dot Chain Bracelet by Flamingo Toes

Hello Polka Dot Chair readers! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes.

Bev-at-Flamingo-Toes

I am so excited to be here for Project Polkadot! This is such a fun series – I have already added a ton of projects to my to-do list!

This Spring I have been all about the color combo of mint and gold – I’ve kind of gone a little crazy making things with that combo. I just can’t seem to stop though. So I thought it would be fun to bring those colors to today’s project – along with some Polkadots of course!

So today I’m sharing this yummy new Polkadot and Chain Bracelet.

Polkadot and Chain Bracelet

This sweet bracelet is super easy to make! Just some fabric and chain and a bracelet blank and you have a fun new accessory for Spring.

chain and fabric wrapped bracelet

fabric and chain wrapped bracelet

Here’s what you’ll need to make one up!

  • small amount of fabric (Polkadots optional but highly preferred)
  • gold chain
  • bracelet blank
  • needle and thread
  • glue

Start by cutting a long strip of fabric about 2″ wide.

fabric and bracelet cuff

Wrap the end of the fabric in half around the end of the cuff, then begin wrapping the fabric around the bracelet blank. I folded one end in but you could leave the edges raw if you prefer.

wrapping cuff with fabric

Continue wrapping until the entire cuff is covered – making sure that the other end is wrapped. Fold the end under and glue or sew down.

fabric wrapped bracelet

Cut another length of fabric, twice the length and width you’d like your bow. My finished bow is about 2 1/2″ by 1 1/2″. Fold the fabric in half wrong sides together and sew down the long side.

fabric for bow

Turn the tube right side out and press the seam in the center.

bow fabric

Bring the two short ends together and sew. Press the seam open and flip it to the inside.

sewing bow in half

Cut one last short strip of fabric – about 2″ x 4″. Place the bow on top of the cuff. Fold the long sides of your center piece under and wrap them around the bow and the cuff. Overlap the ends under on the back side and sew down by hand.

sewing bow to bracelet

Take the end of your small gold chain and sew the first link to the back of the cuff, on the side of the bow center.

sewing chain to bracelet

Wrap the chain around the bow center as many times as you’d like. Tack the chain down each time it goes around, this will keep it from slipping around when you wear the bracelet.

wrapping chain around bow

And that’s it! You now have a super cute new bracelet = just perfect for Spring!

Mint Fabric Bow Bracelet

how to make a fabric wrapped bracelet

I hope you give it a try!

I’d love for you to come over and visit Flamingo Toes. Here’s a couple of my favorite projects but you can check them all out on my Tutorials Page!

Simple DIY Fold Over Clutch

Pretty DIY Fabric Feathers Dishtowel

Thanks so much for including me in the series Melissa!

 

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Thank you so much Bev! Man, you guys are all killing it this month with your polka dot projects! This is another one to add to my list!!! I’m in love, bows AND polka dots?!?

 

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One Comment

  1. Thank you! This couldn’t have come at a better time. My daughter just received notice of a prom she is to attend with her first grade son. So sweet and he can help me make it and present it to her. Thanks, again!

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