When I buy scarves, I always keep the ring they come on… The process happens something like this: I get home (probably from Target) with my spoils, take the scarf off of the ring it hangs on, put the scarf on and cheese at myself in the mirror, put the ring around my wrist and think “I bet I could make a really cute bangle out of this scarf ringy-thingy”. True story. So I totally did that.
My inspiration came from Kate Spade’s Saturday line.
This bracelet is the bees knees you guys. I had to put my spin on it.
I grabbed a couple of coordinating fabrics from my stash. The solid mint colored fabric is actually part of a twin sheet I bought at a local thrift store for 50 cents! I bought an absurd amount of the flowery fabric at a last chance rate of about 70c per yard. I’m not even a flowery fabric person, y’all. It just spoke to me.
I used part of the hem on the sheet to save myself a step. That step was folding and ironing, which I did with the flowery fabric.
Once I had ironed a nice crease into my flowery fabric, I sewed both pieces together, the flowers overlapping the solid mint.
In case you’re wondering, my sewing machine is older than me (by about 20 years) and works like a velvety chocolate dream. It’s a Singer 237 Fashion Mate, and along with sewing skills, its one of the best gifts my mother ever handed down to me. It doesn’t do all the fun things that newer machines do (like fancy stitches and embroidery) but it’s utilitarian value can barely be measured. I’ve made curtains, purses, shirts and several pillow cases with her in the few short years since my mother gave her to me, and I used it for countless other crafts growing up.
Moving on… Once the two strips were sewn together, I wrapped them around the ring, putting a dab of Alene’s fabric fusion on the inside of the ring with each wrap.
There isn’t really a seamless way that I can find to seal it off, so I just wrapped and trimmed the end as cleanly as I could, put a healthy dab of fabric fusion on and clipped it with binder clip to make it stay put while it dried (about two hours).
I love the way it turned out. Hashtag arm party, y’all.
I actually ordered a Kate Spade one as well, half because its so cute and half because there’s a good cause behind it. You can read more about the cause on Saturday.com. They didn’t sponsor this post, btw (calling Kate Spade, please sponsor my posts lol) they were just my inspiration and I thought the charitable aspect was worth mentioning.
Anyone else out there diying cute jewelry? Do tell…