A handmade friendship bracelet is a great end-of-summer project for camp and neighborhood friends to work on together! And with a bit of adult assistance with the sewing, it can be worn year-round as a little reminder of the summertime.
WHAT YOU NEED
*Needle and thread
HOW YOU DO IT
1. Cut fabric scraps into strips that are approximately 2 inches wide and 14 inches long. You will need three strips for one bracelet.
2. Line up the three strips and hold them together on one end. Put a rubber band around that end to keep it together.
3. Braid the strips using the same motions as a basic hair braid.
4. When you get to the end, use another rubber band to secure together.
5. Cut off any excess fabric on all the strips except for one.
6. This step is for adults or older children with sewing experience only: Untie the rubber bands and hold together the ends. Use the one excess fabric strip to wrap around both ends, connecting them into a circle. Using a hand needle and thread, sew the strip into place making sure the needle is going through all the fabric pieces.
7. Try on the bracelet for size and repeat for as many friendship bracelets as you want to make!
WHO THOUGHT THIS UP
OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 100 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 1-8 p.m., weekdays except Tuesdays when they’re closed, 12 noon-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.