As I was surfing Style.com to see what trend we have to expect in spring I came across these zipper bracelets by Viktor & Rolf and completely fell in love... what these cost though... pfew!
Luckily I figured out a way to make look-a-likes
Take a zipper which size is bigger than the bangle when wrapped around.
Wrap it around.
Cut where it meets the beginning of the zipper.
Measure the length of the zipper.
Take a piece of scrap fabric. It's very important your fabric is synthetic!
My bangle had a length of 26.5cm I cut a piece of fabric measuring 27.5 cm (you are going to snip the excess at the end). For the width I took 2.5cm with a 0,8cm seam allowance.
It's okay if the width of the fabric is smaller than that of the bangle this way it gets a finished look.
Unzip the zipper so that you have two pieces of zipper.
Take your fabric and one piece of the zipper and put right sides together.
Sew the other side of the zipper (right sides together) making sure it's on the same length as the zipper piece you have already sewn.
Iron it and snip the excess fabric right up to where you've sewn DON'T SNIP THE THREAD!
Take your bangle and fabric and zip it on! You might have to pull a little because it might be tight.
Where beginning and end meet cut to size if necessary and smooth down the edges with a lighter this way the fabric won't unravel. `
You can zip it closed or halfclosed it's up to you!
Personally I like to leave it open because I want to show the colour of the bangle I'm wearing underneath.