How to Make a Friendship Bracelet-Embroidery Floss Pattern


Learning how to make a friendship bracelet with an embroidery floss pattern can be fun for all ages. What better way to show a friend how much they mean than with one of these bracelets.

  • The first step to make a friendship bracelet would be to choose an embroidery floss pattern such as a candy stripe design. Other designs can include 2 or more different colors and can be as simple or complex as one's friendship. Woven patterns considered to be more difficult include the Chevron, Chinese Ladder, and the Double Chain-Knot.

  • These bracelets can be braided, knotted, or twisted together and depending on the embroidery floss pattern used can resemble many different cultural designs. These bracelets originated in the Central Americas and have been created as ethnic trends in fashion as well as a sign of friendship. Another popular term for these types of bracelets is referred to as macramÈ, which originated in the 1970's.

  • After selecting the colors of embroidery floss for a particular pattern; the floss is then cut to a desired length. The embroidery floss is then folded in half and a loop created by tying a knot about a half an inch down from where the floss was folded in half.

  • Now, clip the embroidery floss at the knot just created to a something like a clipboard or you can simply tape it to table or piece of cardboard. You are now ready to begin following whatever pattern you have selected.

  • Once the desired length has been reached you should tie a double knot at the finished end of the bracelet.

  • Finally, the bracelet is now ready to be 'tied' to the wrist of the person you intended it for. This could be a friend, grandparent, sister, relative, or someone who is special to you.

Tips & Warnings

  • Using embroidery floss to make a friendship bracelet is just the beginning. Another stringing medium that can be used includes yarn and other tools might include a crochet needle. You can also add fun stuff like beads and/or charms to make the bracelet even more special.
  • These bracelets are great projects for parties, sleepovers, social functions, or with a group of kids and can provide hours of hands on fun when there is nothing else to do.

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