Over the winter, I have been collecting as many Fair Isle sweaters as possible whenever I manage a trip to the thrift store. I love the chunky feel and bright colors – even if they are worn or moth eaten. I bring them home and have been incorporating them into my latest projects.
I put together these super soft bangles and thought I would share a little step by step. These are so easy and a perfect accessory to finish out the chillier winter months and bring us into spring!
You will need:
- An old or thrifted sweater
- Bracelet form
- Needle and yarn or thread
Simply cut a rectangle that is long enough to fit around the bracelet form. Mine was ten inches around the outside and I ended up cutting it down to nine inches to allow for stretch, but all sweaters stretch differently so play with the size a bit – cut it wide enough to allow for sewing down the edges a bit. Again, I really just eyeballed this thing and once the rectangle fit pretty well. I sewed about 1/4 inch seams on each side and then sewed the whole thing together inside out at each end.
Then I slipped the sweater over the bracelet and used a needle and yarn to hand sew the sweater closed. You could alternately use glue and just glue the sweater down, but I wasn’t really feeling like fussing with glue on this – if I did use glue, I would have used Fabritac, my personal favorite!
And that is it! Simple and quick – a fun little piece to brighten up these long winter days.