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Recycling Art Armreif / Bangle Anleitung / Tutorial
Deutsche Version:
http://www.solanacea.de/projects/solanacea_armreif.pdf

Posted by uli c. from Germany, Pennsylvania, United States • Published
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  • How to make a fabric cuff. Recycling Art Bangle - Step 1
    Step 1

    you need:
    - empty tape roll
    made of board or
    plastic
    - waste fabric (2
    different types,
    one piece 35 x
    15cm, one or two
    pieces 35 x 2-4cm,
    fabric with
    structured surface
    looks better than
    smooth fabric)
    - sewing machine /
    needle and thread
    - useful, but not
    neccesary: glue /
    hot glue/ double
    faced adhesive
    tape, felting needle
    /embellisher
    (needlefelting
    machine), beads
    and other stuff for
    further decoration

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Recycling Art Bangle - Step 2
    Step 2

    First sew the narrow
    nd of fabric onto the
    larger one, criss-crossing
    with an irregular
    decoration-stich. If you
    like, you can punch the
    two fabrics together with
    a felting needle or an
    embellisher before
    sewing, this looks very
    good with organza for
    example.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Recycling Art Bangle - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now wind the fabric
    around the roll to see
    where to sew the ends
    together.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Recycling Art Bangle - Step 4
    Step 4

    Join the ends on the
    wrong side to create a
    tube. Cut off the
    overlapping material close
    to the seam.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Recycling Art Bangle - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn the tube inside
    out and see if it fits to the
    roll. If it does not, make it
    tighter or open the seam
    again to make wider.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Recycling Art Bangle - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold the overlapping
    fabric to the inside and
    secure it there. For
    fixation I have tried these
    three methods: glue,
    double faced adhesive
    tape or sewing. All three
    work well.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Recycling Art Bangle - Step 7
    Step 7

    Method A – glue
    Applicate the glue inside
    the tape roll or on the
    edge of the fabric and
    press thogether. You can
    stick it on a bottle or a can
    if you don’t want to hold
    it in your hands while it is
    hardening.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Recycling Art Bangle - Step 8
    Step 8

    Method B - double faced
    adhesive tape
    This ist the fastest
    method: just fix some tape
    on the inside of the roll,
    flap the fabric around on
    one side. Now fix a strip
    of tape onto the fabric that
    is now inside, and flap in
    the other side of the fabric
    to attach it to the first.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Recycling Art Bangle - Step 9
    Step 9

    Method C – Sewing
    Sewing inside the roll is
    kind of tricky, but it
    works. Go around twice to
    have a nicer seam.

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Recycling Art Bangle - Step 10
    Step 10

    Note: If you sew the
    fabric together on the
    inside it usually gets quite
    tight around the role, esp.
    at the corners (right
    bangle), if you glue or
    tape it, it is more loose
    (left bangle).

  • How to make a fabric cuff. Recycling Art Bangle - Step 11
    Step 11

    Decoration
    Now, you can decorate
    the bangle with anything
    you like. And then: go out
    and wear it!

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*-* pills
*-* pills · 9 projects
Now, I can't get rid of that rolls. *-*
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Frustrated Crafter
Frustrated Crafter · 10 projects
How cool is that?!
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Impybat
Impybat · North Andover, Massachusetts, US · 34 projects
Beautiful, I love the texture
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1427 projects
It's great, thanks for sharing!
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