Fabric Editions Snip & Rip Accessories

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by Debbie Graves, Fabric Editions

Fabric Editions Snip & Rip Accessories

Use fabric to give new life to your old headbands and create new bracelets!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Download and print project template. Do not prewash fabrics.
  • 2
    Bracelet:
    Remove label from bottle and clean it. Cut away the flat area of the bottle.
    Measure four 1/2 inch rings and mark with permanent marker; cut rings along marks.
    Remove any selvages along the short ends of fat quarters by snipping the edge of the fabric then ripping them off. (Note: selvages may have small holes or look thicker/lighter on the wrong side of the fabric. For each fat quarter, snip 1/2 inch from one long edge and tear along the long side to make a ragged, torn edge. Throw away small pieces.
    Measure and snip 2 inch along the short edge from each fat quarter and tear across. Tear one strip for each bracelet or as many as needed to cover it. Fringe the edges further for more texture, if you like.
    Fold strips in half lengthwise with wrong sides together, matching torn edges and firmly iron the fold.
    Beginning with one plastic ring and a folded fabric strip, hold the strip so that the torn edges are on the left. Place one end against the inside of the plastic ring and glue in place. Bring the strip to the front of the ring and begin snuggly wrapping it on an angle (Diagram A of template). Wrap strip under the bottom edge of the ring then to the back.
    Continue wrapping the strip around the ring, allowing about half of the previous wrap to show.
    Wrap the entire ring until you overlap the first wrap, covering the starting end on the inside. With the strip end on the inside, cut off the excess and glue in place. Repeat with remaining plastic rings and three different fabric strips.
  • 3
    Headband:
    Use page 3 of template to cut three 2 inch circles from felt for roses.
    Tear three 2 inch x 21 inch strips from one fat quarter to cover headband. Cut two 1-1/2 inch x 1-1/2 inch squares from the same fat quarter to cover the headband ends. For the twisted roses, tear one 2 inch x 21 inch strip from each of the remaining fat quarters. Refer to the 'Making a Twisted Rose' section below.
    To cover the ends of the headband, fold squares in half with wrong sides together. Place one end of the headband inside the folded square and glue to front of the headband (Diagram B of template). Wrap the sides of the square around to the back and glue neatly in place. Take the first headband strip and glue the end to the back of the headband with the torn edges on the left. Wrap the strip around the headband using the bracelet wrapping technique above (Diagram A of template).
    When strip runs out, wrap end to the back, trim end if needed and glue in place. With the torn edge on the left edge, overlap end with the second strip inside the headband inside, trimming and gluing as needed. Repeat with third strip, if needed. (Note: Be sure that the folds and torn edges match the beginning headband wraps. Completely cover the remainder of the headband, neatly covering and finishing the end. rim and glue strip in place on the inside of the headband.)
    Making a Twisted Rose: Take one of the remaining strips and make a knot about 1/2 inch from one end. Place the knot in the middle of the felt circle and glue in place. Hold the circle in one hand with your thumb on the knot. Take the loose end of the strip and twist it as you wrap it around the knot. Glue the strip in place. Continue wrapping and twisting the strip around the knot until there is about 1/2 inch of the strip left and the felt circle is covered. Trim the felt if it shows.
    Bring the end to the back of the felt; glue and trim excess.
    Make two more twisted roses with the remaining strips and felt circles. Glue one rose near the center on the outside of the headband. Glue remaining roses along the headband, overlapping them slightly.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • 4 Coordinating 18 inch x 21 inch Fabric Palette Fat Quarters of Your Choice
  • Approximately 3 Sheets of Coordinating Felt
  • Aleene's 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue 104148018
  • Small plastic beverage bottle (Size appropriate to Wrist) with 3 inch or Larger Straight Section
  • Plastic Headband
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Sharpie Marker in Color and Point of Your Choice
  • Ruler
Download Project Template