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  • MAKEKIND 18.

    07.25.2012 / Miscellaneous

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    Accessorize those bare summer arms with a bauble of arm candy. With minimal supplies and easy peasy steps, you’ll be able to create a custom bracelet in no time. And when you see how easy this bleaching technique is, you’ll want to see what else you can do with it!…

    MATERIALS // 1/8 yard Jersey Knit fabric, cotton swabs, bracelet, scissors and bleach.

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    STEPS // 01 BLEACH YOUR FABRIC Cut a piece of fabric about 8″ wide and about 50″ long. Using a cotton swab, dip it into the bleach to coat. Then dab the wet cotton swab onto your fabric and lift.

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    Continue this process to create your pattern, covering your fabric.

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    Allow your fabric to dry. (About 30 minutes)

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    02 // CUT FABRIC With the scissors, cut strips of fabric about 1″ wide and 8″ long. You will need about 35 if using a large bangle like the one shown, or less strips if using a thinner bracelet.

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    03 // TIE STRIPS Taking one strip at a time, tie it in a double knot over the bracelet. The double knot will ensure that it will not come loose as you wear the bracelet.

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    04 // SCRUNCH As you tie the strips of fabric onto the bracelet, scrunch them together tightly so that bracelet becomes full as you go.

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    05 // Repeat this process until the bracelet is completely covered in strips of fabric.

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    • what a fun project!
      xx
      callie

    • Erin this project rocks…I followed your instructions and loved my creation!! Thank you so much <3

    • Betsy

      Shouldn’t we wash the bleach out/neutralize it so it doesn’t eat through the fabric over time?

    • betsy, honestly, i’m not too sure. i made this bracelet a few weeks ago and haven’t seen a difference in the fabric, but your idea of washing the fabric doesn’t seem like a bad idea! thanks for the tip!

    • lauraparke

      Betsy, that’s a really good point! I made the bracelet a few weeks ago and haven’t seen any changes in the fabric, but I’m sure washing the fabric after bleaching and before cutting it into strips would be a good idea!

    • LOVE the q-tip and bleach idea. I just ran a dye workshop yesterday! i will do a blog post on it sooN!

      this is fab.

    • Emily

      WOW!What an amazing idea!Love it!
      Thanks for sharing the sweet tips!
      http://www.cosfever.com/

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