Embroidered Bracelet DIY
Little piece of art to treat yourself or somebody dear to – beautiful handmade embroidered bracelet. Nature has it’s beautiful way of never running out of original ideas. I’ve always felt that the same applies to all handmade art. Each piece is an original, for someone equally unique. Plus, I love the idea of capturing nature at work. Be it in a form of pattern, for embroidery or other kinds of design and craft. Going for a simple walk or looking out of window will open to you a profound world of skill and detail. From the ground to the sky, from seasons to days and nights. Let’s have a look at yet another gorgeous handmade project, inspired by the genius of nature.
Embroidered bracelet – soothing gift idea for grey October evenings with mulled wine and old movies!
Embroidered bracelet DIY tutorial
- Approx. 17/18cm of ivory satin ribbon, 1cm wide
- A variety of embroidery floss according to your preferred design colours
- Embroidery needle size 24 (small)
- Approx. 2×20 piece of felt
- Fastening craft supplies – the ‘crocodile’ type (2 pieces) with spare rings and the hook
- 18cm embroidery frame
- Soft pencil
Place the ribbon inside the embroidery frame and secure, making sure the ribbon is well stretched and firm. Measure the approx. wrist perimeter and mark the measured length onto the ribbon with a pencil.
Now you’re ready to start embroidering according to the design you’ve chosen. There is a number of techniques to use to create your pattern, from simple stitch used for slow stitchig, to more structured sashiko style embroidery, to using various stitches to create free floral pattern. Most often, I use three to five basic stitches – simple stitch for needle painting, french knot, chain stitch, bullion stitch or lazy daisy design stitch. With practice, you’ll get not just with your embroidery style, but also with materials.
Enjoy the process of making a handmade piece with all it’s unique imperfections.
Once the ribbon is embroidered all across the lenght, you’ll need to make the back of it neat and soft. Cut out a piece of felt which will function both as a finish and a cushion to prevent scratching. Secure the felt bellow the embroidered ribbon in the frame. Make sure both pieces are equally stretched, to prevent any pulling or deformation.
Use the blunt embroidery needle and thread in a colour according to your taste. I usually use ivory shade embroidery floss for the finishes. It’s because it tends to be unobtrusive and doesn’t compete with the embroidered design. Stitch gently all around the ribbon to attach the two layers to each other. When you finish, carefully cut the felt according to the ribbon, leaving only a 1mm edge.
Attach each end of the bracelet to the crocodile fastening and your bracelet is ready to wear!
You can find all embroidered bracelets available for purchase under the ‘Gift Ideas’ category of the SHOP HERE.