Saturday, September 19, 2009

Quick and Easy Vintage Sari Rag Bracelet

A simple project that I made with an Indian vintage silk skirt that had shredded to pieces.  Any fabric will do but keep in mind that thicker fabrics will make thicker rope.  I find that a fine silk or satin crepe is ideal for this project because it shrinks up so easily when twisted for a soft, pliable, rope.  This project also looks great with two thick pieces of yarn.  A bike handlebar streamer instructional using the same technique coming soon!

What You'll Need:

  • Two 34"x 2" strips of silk or one double the length (longer if your wrist is a little chunkier)
  • A safety pin
  • Needle and thread
  • Bead with big hole

  1. Tie the fabric pieces together at one end in a half-knot.  Just above the knot, pin the strips to your work surface.
  2. Pick up the two pieces of fabric and twist them clockwise.  Continue twisting until the fabric is twisted so tightly that it begins to kink.
  3. Twist the two fabric pieces together counter clockwise.  Continue until they are tightly twisted.
  4. Knot the two cords together securely with your large bead in the knot.  Let go and they will twist and settle into place.
  5. If you used two pieces of fabric, loop the end without the bead together and sew in place.

1 comment:

Kat said...

This is really pretty Sonya! I will try to make some for friends!