Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


No Sew Simple Fabric Bracelet Tutorial (w/ Banadanas)

Today I am sharing how we made these easy fabric bracelets.  They really turned out great! (We made so many, we've been giving them away to our friends too.)

We've been fairly busy so far this summer, I can't believe June is nearly over.  I never even had a chance to talk about the activity schedule I've set up for my little guys this year.  It's pretty much the same as what I've done in years past, (we are still using our jars) we've just switched up the days a bit due to twice a week swim lessons and a Thursday reading program we joined.

Our daily routine includes chores, workbooks, computer time, time in the kitchen and lots of swimming, reading and crafts.  (I linked to the workbooks I bought- love these!  I had seen them on Zulily, but bought them from Amazon for a dollar or two more so I could get them asap.  They come in all skill levels, so check them out if you are in the market for new workbooks.)

One of our favorite crafts so far has been these little bracelets (my son enjoyed making these too).   I just love how they came out and they really were easy to make- totally frustration free!  I have used this tubing in a couple of bracelet crafts now, it really works great for this type of project.  (Remember my Duck Tape Neon Bangles?)

Ready to make some bracelets?  Here's how:
Supplies needed:
Step 1:  Tear bandanas or other fabric into 1 inch strips.  Remove strings.

Step 2:  Cut tubing to appropriate size for whomever is wearing the bracelet.  Snip the lollipop stick into small pieces.  Add a bit of hot glue to one end of the tubing and insert the lollipop stick.  Add a bit more glue to the other side of the tube and and insert the other end of the lollipop stick to form a circle.

Step 3:  Add a bit of hot glue at the start of the wrap to secure fabric to tube.  Start wrapping the fabric around and around, twisting when you need to.

Keep going until the tube is completely covered.  One bandana strip (22 inches) will cover a small child's size bracelet.  If you run out of fabric, just use a little glue and add another strip.  (try to wrap a little extra around the start of the new fabric to cover any seams.)  If you are crafting with a very young child, you may need to help them to keep the fabric tight as they wrap.

When you get to the end, just secure with a bit more glue and trim excess fabric.

Ta da, so cute (and so perfect for all our cousins we'll be seeing for the 4th!)

How to make these easy no sew fabric bracelets!

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  1. I love reading your posts. I'm not a young mother but a grandmother helping out with a 5 year old granddaughter. Keep up the good work!

  2. I love these bracelets!! They are so cute and super easy. Great craft for summer! Thanks so much!!

  3. These are so clever! Could even use fabric scraps to match dresses I made for my nieces! So fun!!

  4. awesome craft! love these bracelets - kid or adult friendly for sure - and all the potential combinations of colors & textures! (I have a ton of scrap cloths lol)

  5. These are awesome...I know several chickies that would love them!! Pinning it!

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Reallly gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this sweet idea!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  7. Brilliant. It's winter here - but I can see a few of these in my future. :)

  8. What a wonderful and simple way to make a seasonal fashion accessory! We're featuring it our Independence Day Round Up at Reviews, Chews & How-Tos: Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. These are SOOO cute!! Looks like a fun project to make with my daughter!! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow evening that links to your tutorial:

  10. Such a smart girl for using fish tubing for the bracelets! I love how colorful these are!

    Thanks for sharing on Show-Licious!
    ~ Ashley

  11. Neat idea and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Pinned for later. Great idea with the tubing...guess now I just need to eat some lollipops ;-)


  13. How fun! This would be a great project for girls. Pinning!

  14. This will be a perfect project when my nieces visit. Pinned!!

    I hopped over from the Do Tell Tuesday link up

  15. Stopping by from Tutorial Tuesday link party. Looks easy enough to make and my daughter would adore these! Thanks for sharing!

  16. How fun! I love your use of the bandanna fabric...perfect for summer!
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us at Project Inpsire{d}!

  17. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!! - - Mandy,

  18. These are adorable!
    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I'm featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  19. You are so clever!! I am loving these!! So of course we had to Feature them at Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends this week!!! Thanks so much!! Just pinned and scheduled for a share on Facebook as one of our features!!


  20. Genius! Love how they turned out! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

  21. These are so cute! Fish tank tubing, something I never would have thought to use like this, but it makes so much sense. And I love that you could make any color or design you want. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

  22. What a fun idea! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

  23. Thanks for the great idea! My daughter and her friend are making crafts with t-shirts next week and these will be perfect!

  24. These are adorable! And so simple. I'll be trying this and passing it on to my daughters. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Sharefest! I hope you have a lovely weekend and a wonderful new year!

  25. These are great - my daughters will love making these. Thanks.

  26. Great for upcoming Independence Holiday craft. I have lots of old bandanas so this will be great. Pinned!

  27. This project looks fun. I would love to try this with some children. I have a little apprehension about the hot glue part. I see the need for using it to glue the tube ends. Do you think I could use fabric glue for the fabric part of the project? The Fabric Fusion glue I have says that it dries in 2-4 hours and is even washable after 48 hours. I may try this soon if I get a chance, but I would love to get some thoughts on this.

    1. you could try, I would be worried about everything falling apart before drying. I did not let my children use the hot glue gun. I made the tube part, and added a dab of hot glue to attach the bandanna, then let them wrap it. When they were done, (I tightened the wrap for my youngest) and then added the glue myself.


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