Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Slip Knot Leather Bracelets {DIY}

Have you noticed a trend lately of braids?
From hair to accessories, everything is braided.
For these super easy Slip Knot Braided Leather Bracelets you will need thin cut suede or leather 9 times the length you are making, for my little wrist I used around 2 2/1 yrd and hot glue. And if you are an extreme craft couponer like me you can score this for $1.99.

Step 1. Fold the right side over the left. Cross the right side over the left.

Step 2. *note you can do this with two hands, but not while taking pics, hence the clothes pin
man I really need to grow that third arm already*
Make a loop with left strand.

Step 3. Slide the loop in your left hand through the one in your right.

Step 4. Pull the right hand strand tight.

Step 5. Make a loop on the right side.

Step 6. Slide though the left hand side loop and pull tight. Keep repeating, until you have your desired length.
To finish them off you can tie a knot on the end you ended on and use the beginning side to create a loop to put the knot though. OR you can add a button to the ending side and the loop to slip around the button. I used the hot glue to glue the ends down when I cut them and also for adding the button.

I love them.
I think more will come to live on my arm
PLEASE, PLEASE tell me if my instructions were confusing in anyway!

{And the super cute clutch was from A Pearantly Sew}

See you tomorrow with your "What we ate Wednesday" links!!


LittleGreenThread said...

Oh, I love this tutorial! Definitely gonna have to try this one.

Lindsay - Pen and Paint said...

I can do this! I will definitely be "tying" it out hahah. #Imadork

April said...

this is awesome & really chic -- love it, WANT to try it, but until these stacks and stacks of fabrics are sewn, i'm putting myself on crafting probation :(

and lindsay put a hashtag in her blogger comment --- #totaldork


Marissa said...

Ohhhh! I like this mamma!!! xo

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the tute! I can't wait to try it. I love the boho look of those braids.

SoSoBella said...

looove them!!!

Michelle (michabella) said...


katrina adams said...

these are adorable! i will have to try them out. thanks!

Anonymous said...

I got confused. Do the loops go in the ends of the cords or in what parts of the cord do i make the 2 folds? I dont get it.

Dionne said...

This tutorial is so nice, I wish to share this to my friends through our blog.

Anonymous said...

I've tried to do this,but I just can't figure it out, could you make a video maybe?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand these instructions at all :( Could you post a video or be more specific? It would be great if you could, the bracelets look so cute.