OK! Here we go. 🙂Materials:
*Pins (be careful!!!)
*Craft foam in the color of your choice
*Several colors of thread
FIrst, cut a strip of craft foam. That will be the base of the bracelet. Make the strip wide but small. (Mine is approximately 1-2 inches wide and 6 inches long)
Next, pick a design. Don’t go too crazy-make it something simple, like a flower, or a cupcake, like Ruthie’s. I chose a bee, for Buzz About AG. 😉
AAARGH THESE ALL ENDED UP SIDEWAYS! SORRY!
Then, thread the needle with the main color thread- or the one you will use the most. So obviously, mine’s yellow. Keep the thread long because you will be making lots of stitches. Set that off to the side.
Using a pin, poke holes for the design of your object. I made the bee’s head and body. This will make the sewing easier, so you can follow the holes.
Like I said, just follow the design you made and sew along those lines. It should look something like this. Hooray! You’re done with the border!Now re-thread your needle if needed and fill in all that space. It’s okay if your stitches are a little messy here-it’s not that noticeable. Try to make very small ones, though. I know my bee has a little yellow thing just hangin’ out over there, but I’ll fix it. If at any point during the filling-in process your thread breaks or becomes to small, just cut it off and continue where you left off. Now for my second color, blue. The bottom wing is messy because it’s hiding my mistake. (But doing a good job of that, at least!) For the top, I didn’t poke a pattern, (haha, say that 3 times fast :P) I just decided to wing it. LOL
Now for my favorite part: adding the details! First I added the black stripes-just a few stitches back and forth.The eyes are 2 tiny stitches, and the mouth is just a line of small curved stitches. Nothing fancy. 🙂 For the antennae, I did the same thing as I did for the stripes but added a few stitches for the little circle thingy on the top. I really like how it turned out! It’s so cute with its smiling face. One more thing-closing the bracelet. There are several ways to do this. You could…
-Close it with a small paper clip or safety pin
-Use elastic like I did for the cupcake bracelet.
-Use glue dots
I got kind of lazy with this one and just used tape. 😀
And you’re done!
Here are some photos of Brooke wearing it! She looks like a businesswoman. xD
I would really love if you tried this craft! I had fun making it and I know you will too. 😛
Have a lovely day!