Friday, March 4, 2016

Tie Into Statement Bracelet DIY

 
 


Hello Friday!
I am so, so happy the weekend is here. After a tiresome and stressful week at work I am really looking forward for some walks in nature, fresh air and pink blooms.

But before I sign off let me tell you not to throw old ties away. Why not? Well they make really cute statement bracelets. All you need is a wild imagination and lots of what-nots (think of laces, ribbons, buttons, beads, charms...) to create some amazing OOAK bracelets.

Secondly, the tutorial below does not show you how to stitch the tie like I did with mine, but shows you the general idea of reusing a tie.

1. Take a tie, wrap it around your wrist to measure a nice fit, mark it (pin it).


 
 

2. Cut it.

 
 
3. The inside of the tie. The back part should be sewn onto the middle heavy fabric piece (I don't know what that is called), so you unpick it.

 
 
 
4. When unpicked cut that middle piece up to 3 cm / 1.2"
 
 
 
 
5.  Fold the upper layers inwards (up to the cut off part) and pin. You may want to iron so that the edges are neat.
Thread a needle and sew the edges using an invisible stitch.
 
 
 
 
 
6. Decorate it. For my bracelet I stitched it with embroidery floss. It wasn't easy because I worked with a silk tie and where I used thicker thread it wrinkled and made folds, but I don't really mind that. Also I added one of the ceramic beads I suffocated you with in earlier posts.
 

7. Add push snaps and you are done!
 
 
This tie was not my original choice - instead I had selected a golden one. I washed it got it ready for transformation and it suddenly disappeared. I turned the house upside down but couldn't find it to save my soul. I am sure it'll turn up now that I posted this and when it does I am going to show you another method of beautifying old ties.

 





If you try this and post it anywhere, drop me a note - I'd love to see it!

Happy weekend!!!


13 comments:

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

How cute! Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

Cream Linen said...

I love this idea. I will try it . Thanks for sharing it!!
Tina

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Su! You too!

Little Treasures said...

You are welcome Tina! :)

Divya N said...

The colors and patterns look so lovely and beautiful - great idea, Thansk for sharing Maya.

Little Treasures said...

Thank you for dropping by Divya!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you for dropping by Divya!

Dawn Boyer said...

Very cute bracelet and a great way to use something you have to recreate purpose and bring beauty into your day.
Blessings,
Dawn

Little Treasures said...

So beautifully said Dawn! Thank you so much!

Ana Lopes said...

You are so creative, Maya! Love this! Pinned! Thanks for sharing great tutorial!
Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Angélica D said...

I love your blog .you have a new follower
angelica

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Ana :)
I appreciate it greatly!

Little Treasures said...

Welcome dear Angelica!