People have been making bracelets since over 7,000 years ago in Egypt, Africa and China. They were made of precious metals and worn by pharaohs and kings. Commoners also wore bracelets that were made of stone, wood, bones and plant fiber. Like the commoners of the past, you can make bracelets with sewing thread. Making bracelets for people is a sign of friendship. Even though it is not made of precious metals, the person you give it to will feel like a king or queen.
Things You'll Need
- Blue sewing thread
- White sewing thread
- Tape measure
- Masking tape
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Cut five sewing threads of the same color to length of 27 inches, using masking tape and scissors. Hold the ends of the five threads and tie a knot at each end. Five sewing threads are approximately the same thickness as craft thread. Make three craft threads of one color. Make three craft threads of a different color. For example, use blue and white threads.
Hold the ends of the blue and white threads and tie the threads together using a basic lower hand knot. Tie the knot two inches from the end.
Place masking tape over the lower hand knot and tape it to a desk or table.
Separate the threads and place blue threads on left side and the white threads on the right side. Hold the three blue threads on the left together and three white threads on the right together.
Make a forward knot with the two strings. A forward knot looks like the number four. Pull the blue strings to the left. Hook one finger on the inside of the blue threads. Pull the blue threads toward the right. Place the blue threads perpendicular to the straight white threads. Pull the blue threads over and under the white threads and pull straight up. Tighten the strings until a knot is made at the lower hand knot.
Make a backward knot with the two strings. A backward knot looks like a backward number four. Pull the white strings to the right. Hook one finger on the inside of the white threads. Pull the white threads towards the left. Place the white threads perpendicular to the straight blue threads. Pull the white threads over and under the blue threads and pull straight up. Tighten the strings until a knot is made at the lower hand knot.
Repeat Steps 5 and 6 until the bracelet is the desired length. Tie a lower hand knot on the end of the bracelet. You now made bracelets with sewing thread.