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DYI Jersey Knit Bracelet & Headband

When I saw V and Co’s jersey knit bracelet tutorial, I knew I had to make it for my girls, however, it did take a long time for me to get to it.  I wonder why?  Could it be the busyness around this house and the protracted pregnancy (at least I think so)?

This bracelet tutorial is very simple and all you need is 1″ jersey knit strips, a pair of scissors, and your fingers.  In short, you knit the bracelet using your fingers, and the thickness of the bracelet depends on how many fingers you want to use, whether 2, 3, or 4.  See the pictorial tutorial for further explanation, and if it still doesn’t make sense, there’s a video tutorial at the bottom of the page.

I made bracelets for my girls and they looked dazzling in their red bracelets and then I got a bit creative.  What if I just keep braiding and make it into a headband?  I was so proud of myself!  All the girls have a matching headband now.  I used the two-finger braid because I like a skinnier bracelet, especially for the headband.

If you’re interested in making these bracelets or headbands, you don’t need to run to the fabric store to get jersey knit.  You should shop in your husband, brother, or father’s closet for an unloved t-shirt.  Those cute red bracelets and headbands I made for my girls were made out of a red t-shirt my brother didn’t want.  I simply cut the shirt into 1″ strips and connect all the strips together.  Now, isn’t this exciting?  You don’t even have to spend a dime and you can get the project started right away.  Happy braiding!  I’d love to see some of your creations.  I’m very fortunate to have a big stash of unwanted t-shirts from my brother, and trust me, I’ve been cutting up those t-shirts.  I made myself a grey headband and I must say that it’s quite comfortable to wear.  I normally don’t like headbands because somehow they’re not that comfortable and they fall off of my head easily.

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  1. Andrea says

    That is a gorgeous photo of E!

  2. Chelita says

    Beautiful craft and an even cuter model. 🙂

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