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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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Instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    And the next

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

    And finally the last




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

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

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

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

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

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