Recycled denim bracelet tutorial

While challenging myself to see how many ways I can stretch an outgrown pair of baby overalls, I came up with this super easy no sew recycled denim bracelet tutorial. Make it using jeans in any form, shape, or size. It’s open-ended and you can decorate it however you’d like.

 

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

You can see that the edges are somewhat frayed, however they are not prone to unraveling because of the stitching. I did reinforce it with nail polish, but since it’s a heavy fabric, that doesn’t have the maximum effect. I do like the look that the frayed edges lend.

 

I glued cabochons and one, and then tried decorating another with fabric paints, but didn’t like how it came out. I should have tried a bleach pen.

 

This craft literally takes minutes to make, and costs pennies, considering you have the basic jewelry making supplies handy. I am glad I decided to be a hoarder, and not throw out those overalls! I’ve really been getting some great use out 0f it. In case you missed it, my favorite craft so far was this denim purse I made for my niece (she loves it…) 

 

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

For this craft, I decided to recycle the double stitching that runs up the back of the overalls, and in other places. Since stitching is a huge factor in the design of most jeans, you’ll likely find it on any pair you’d like to upcycle.

 

It looks great paired with gold bangles, or even painted gold bangles. Or, wear it alone and show it off with pride!

 

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

What you need to make recycled denim bracelets:

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Recycled Denim Bracelets Tutorial:

 

1. Find a good double seam that you can cut out.

 

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

2. Cut the seam. Be wary of the other side – where your fabrics overlap.

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

3. Cut it to size – about an inch shorter than you want the total bracelet length to be.

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

4. Plan your design! If you are gluing cabochons on with E6000 like I did, make sure to let it dry overnight before continuing on.

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

5. Attach the ribbon crimps to the ends of the denim strip. Squeeze it shut using pliers.

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

6. Do this on both ends.Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

7. Open and attach a jumpring to one end.

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

8. Attach the clasp to the other end. (Most clasps have a loop attached that can be opened. If yours is sealed shut you can use a jump ring to connect it.

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

9. The bracelet that I decorated with fabric paint (the one that I didn’t like) was shorter. So I attached a few jump rings to make it “adjustable”.

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

Wear it, or gift it, and enjoy! Make sure to follow along with my jewelry making and recycling boards on Pinterest for more cool crafts like this one!

 

Make this simple no sew DIY denim bracelet by using recycled jeans! This easy jewelry making tutorial is a perfect. cool craft for teens and tweens.

 

You can also check out this amazing list of crafts for teens. If you liked this recycled denim bracelet tutorial, you’ll like those!

 

5 Comments

  1. I love this idea! Where would you recommend that I purchase the clasps, jump rings, and crimps? Thank you so much!

  2. Love it, especially the studded look!

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