Hot off the press — a new online class, Upcycling Neckties Into Bracelets, first in my series of downloadable tutorials on upcycling at CraftArtEdu.
Create gorgeous bracelets from neckties! All you need to upcycle the swoon-worthy silky fabric of an unused tie into a unique bracelet is needle and thread, scissors, and a button, velcro or snap.
My 30-plus page tutorial takes you step-by-step through the entire process, with 60 full-color closeup photos showing you exactly what to do.
Learn how to size and sew the bracelet (no advanced skills or tools needed), plan ahead to maximize use of the rest of the tie, choose which of 4 closure options works best for your bracelet … and much more.
With many extra tips — about the care and treatment of ties, using a sewing machine if you have one — and more. I even give you leads on where to find ties to upcycle — no stealing your husband’s faves!
Warning – you’ll quickly become addicted to making these bracelets!
But after you run out of space on both arms to wear your favorites, start making more for friends and family, they’ll love your handmade gifts!
Click here for my CraftArtEdu main page.
Here are links to my other CraftArtEdu classes, each with its own free preview:
Taking Great Photos of Your Artwork & Crafts
Taking Great Photos With Your Smartphone
Decorating Wood With Image Transfers
Fabulous Fabric Postcards
Handmade Pet Collars
Inkjet Printing on Fabric
Inkjet Printing on Lutradur
And my free basic classes:
Inkjet Inks: What You Need to Know for Your Artwork and Crafts
Introduction to Lutradur