Have you ever walked around a fabric store and grabbed all the fabric samples from the plastic sleeves just because? I definitely have! I fall in love with fabrics easily, but I usually have no real idea of what I would do with them if I buy the fabrics, so the alternative for me is to collect the fabric samples instead. I hold on to them in case I think of a project with that particular fabric type or patter, but often I do nothing with them and they sit gathering dust. I know, I know, it’s a big waste! And I’m an advocator of reducing, reusing and recycling, which makes me feel even guiltier about this weird collection of mine. So I’ve challenged myself to start using them for DIY projects. I’ve challenged myself awhile back to only use materials I have on hand at home before, making a leather bucket bag with scraps/samples last year. This week, I used a fabric sample to make over an old bracelet I randomly found when I moved out of the university dorms years ago.
Each bangle is different, so my steps may not be exactly what you need to do, but generally:
Figure out what you want to cover up and measure out the dimensions for it.
Cut a piece of the fabric down to the correct size needed with a small seam allowance. Mine was about 2mm long.
Use glue or E6000 to stop the fabric edges from fraying. I chose to use the glue to fold the edges over, but don’t follow my example, because it made the fabric a tad too thick when applying it to the bracelet. Thankfully it’s not very noticeable!
Glue the fabric to the bracelet. Done!