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Those who have made lanyards at scout camp will be familiar with the weaving used to make this bracelet.
Choose up to four different colors for an awesome bracelet! <br /><br />This is a tutorial I wrote up as part of my blog event Oc-Tute-ber. Visit all the tutorials here.
<a href="http://corgipants.blogspot.com/">http://corgipants.blogspot.com/</a>

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  • How to make a wristband. Ribbon Lanyard Bracelets - Step 1
    Step 1

    What you'll need:
    4 pieces of ribbon, each 2 yards long (For this bracelet, I used 1/4 inch wide but you can use any size or combination of sizes)
    Scissors
    Needle and thread

  • How to make a wristband. Ribbon Lanyard Bracelets - Step 2
    Step 2

    Overlap the centers of all four ribbons as shown here. Secure these together by either lightly tacking together with needle and thread of adding a drop of glue to each intersection.

  • How to make a wristband. Ribbon Lanyard Bracelets - Step 3
    Step 3

    To begin weaving, fold the first ribbon down over the one underneath it.

  • How to make a wristband. Ribbon Lanyard Bracelets - Step 4
    Step 4

    We work first in a counterclockwise direction so continue to fold down the next ribbon across the one beneath it.

  • How to make a wristband. Ribbon Lanyard Bracelets - Step 5
    Step 5

    And the next

  • How to make a wristband. Ribbon Lanyard Bracelets - Step 6
    Step 6

    And finally the last

  • How to make a wristband. Ribbon Lanyard Bracelets - Step 7
    Step 7

    When you fold the last ribbon over, slip it under the loop of the first ribbon you folded down like so. Tighten all four ribbons.

  • How to make a wristband. Ribbon Lanyard Bracelets - Step 8
    Step 8

    After going around counterclockwise, reverse the pattern and fold the ribbons across working in a clockwise direction. Begin this round with the ribbon you just passed under the loop.

  • How to make a wristband. Ribbon Lanyard Bracelets - Step 9
    Step 9

    Continue repeating these two, tightening the ribbons after each round, until your weaving measures 3 1/2 inches long.

    Then repeat on the opposite side of where you tacked your ribbons together. Stop when the entire piece measures 7 inches long.

  • How to make a wristband. Ribbon Lanyard Bracelets - Step 10
    Step 10

    To fasten both ends, sew a criss cross stitch through each of the four squares and cut the ribbon close to the weaving.

  • How to make a wristband. Ribbon Lanyard Bracelets - Step 11
    Step 11

    Then give the bracelet a full twist and butt the two ends up gainst one another. Whip stitch the edges together.

    The bracelet will look small but it stretches to fit over your hand.

    <br /><br />This is a tutorial I wrote up as part of my blog event Oc-Tute-ber. Visit all the tutorials here.
    <a href="http://corgipants.blogspot.com/">http://corgipants.blogspot.com/</a>

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Olivia H.
Olivia H. · , , US · 31 projects

This is amazing!

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Lenette L.
Lenette L. · Overland Park, Kansas · 6 projects

Love this, you did an awesome job!

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Spiffy555
Spiffy555 · 37 projects

Ooh Looks Hard!! =D

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Eve S.
Eve S. · 9 projects

ooh I like this! its beautiful

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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, United States · 32 projects

I love it! Very Unique!

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Blah
Blah · , ,

Scoobidoos! Argh, there was a craze in my school for at least a term and a half and it drove me up the wall; people would walk around with their bags drippings with (literally) hundreds of them, even in the sixth form!

Yours idea is MUCH cuter though - who knows? Maybe I can bring the craze back again! (Or not.)

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Alex F.
Alex F. · Richmond, Virginia, VA, US · 1 project

I really like this! I would have never thought to use ribbon instead of lanyard.

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Tiffany S.
Tiffany S. · North Carolina, North Carolina, US · 1 project

That is so pretty!!

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Jenna Z.
Jenna Z. · , · 1 project

Any ribbon will work. The ribbon here is grosgrain but satin ribbon or any other type will work. Your four different ribbons also do not have to the the same size (width). If you use different widths of ribbon, the bracelet will not be square but some other interesting shape! You could use string but it would look more like a 4-strand braided friendship bracelet.

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