Follow Us on Facebook

Get updates from FaveCrafts.com posted directly to your News Feed.

Free Offer
Jewelry for You! How to Make Handmade Beaded Bracelets and Necklaces from Consumer Crafts and Crafts Unleashed

If you're looking for free beading patterns, we've got 22 trendy beading ideas from Consumer Crafts and Crafts Unleashed to get you started.

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

(1)

How to Make Friendship Bracelets

By:

Learn how to make friendship bracelets with this jewelry craft video project produced exclusively for FaveCrafts.com by Catherine Fox. Learn how to make friendship bracelets from beginning to end. 

If you like this bracelet, you'll also love making this Ladybug Friendship Bracelet and these Colorful Friendship Bracelets!


For the bracelet in the video, I used four different colors of embroidery floss for this bracelet. I make this bracelet to demonstrate each step of the art of friendship bracelet making. Keep in mind that each pattern will call for a different number of floss colors.

A clipboard is used to keep your work in place while you knot. If you haven't noticed already, I did some altering to my clipboard. Instead of always finding a ruler, I glued an old seamstress tape measure to the side of the clipboard. I also added some magnetic tape to the corner to keep a pin with me. I use a pin in case I need to undo a knot - a pin comes quite in handy!

Materials:

  • Embroidery floss
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Clipboard
  • Optional: tape, spray bottle with water

Instructions:

  1. Measure and cut your strands of floss. For quicker measuring, you just need to measure one strand of embroidery floss and then use that strand to measure and cut the rest. Every pattern will call for a different number of embroidery floss strands and different lengths. Refer back to your pattern for this information.
     
  2. Gather all your strands and make an overhand knot near one end.
     
  3. Clip your knot to the clipboard and separate the strands into three groups. (Since I have four strands, I have two strands in one group and one strand in the other groups.) Start braiding.
     
  4. Once your braid reaches about 3-1/2" to 4", make an overhand knot near the braid.
     
  5. Separate your strands. Now it's time to learn the basic friendship bracelet knot. For this project, I am starting with the first strand on the left side. Take this strand and bring it over the neighboring strand, making sort of an "L" shape. Then bring the first strand through the loop you created. Pull to tighten. Repeat one more time to create one knot. The knot you just made is called a double half-hitch knot or forward knot.
     
  6. To make this bracelet, I will be taking the left-most strand of embroidery floss and make knots on each of the other strands. Repeat this until the bracelet is as long as you want it to be.
     
  7. Tie an overhand knot at the end of your work. Make a 3-1/2" to 4" braid and tie an overhand knot at the end. Trim ends.
     
  8. To flatten, or "block", your bracelet, tape your bracelet to your clipboard. Spray the bracelet with a generous amount of water. Let dry. Your bracelet is now ready to wear!
Your Recently Viewed Projects
Love these projects? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!

All fields required.

Rate & Comment

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.
Cancel Reply to Comment

Newsletter Signup

Free Newsletter!

Discover crafting projects, free patterns, tips and special offers. Get free craft projects, how-to crafting tutorials & product reviews.

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts

 

Connect with Us

Find us online

  • Facebook
  • Google Plus
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Blog
  • Email
  • RSS

1

© Copyright 2014 Prime Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.

www.favecrafts.com

close

Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

Was This Helpful?YesNo