Up-cycled rope bracelet

Bit of a theme going on in this blog. Recycling one thing into another rather than toss in the bin. I up-cycled the cord tie from a parka into a bracelet. So I was about to tie the cord from my parka and whoops, it came loose. I wasn’t about to try and unpick and re-sew it back into the jacket. Decided to rather live without it. Then I thought I would see if it would make a bracelet. And it does!

DIY rope bracelet

This is more of a fun thing than a statement piece. I guess you could use sexier coloured cord and a sparkly crystal or pearl button for a prettier bracelet. A finer silk cord or a waxed cord would look good. Also thought about using fabric off-cuts. I made the hairband in the link below from fine fabric strips.

Here are some links to similar items in older blog posts –

I’m not going to give laborious instructions for this as there really isn’t much to it.

Cord from my parka

In a nutshell I made a crochet chain from the end that had the toggle. I made the chain long enough to make a bracelet.

I left the loop and fed the excess cord back through the chain.

Make a chain long enough for a bracelet

You can use a lighter – if your cord is plastic (careful please) – or a drop of strong glue – to make sure the loop at the end doesn’t come loose.

If you navigate your way to the Gallery pages on this blog there are heaps more ideas to DIY as well as FREE knitting and sewing patterns.

More next week.