Button Bracelet Tutorial

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As you all know, I have a small…ok large obsession with buttons.  I love their versatility in projects like my button bib necklace or the framed button letters I made for my nieces. This time around I made myself a button ribbon bracelet with white buttons and purple ribbon.

Button Bracelet

There seems to be this popular image of a button bracelet floating around Pinterest for months, but I have yet to find a tutorial for it in English. Such a cute brown and pink bracelet, I just had to try to recreate it!

To start off, I dug through my button stash and decided that I wanted to use white buttons on my bracelet.  Look at all those beautiful buttons!

Button Bracelet

Sorting through them, I was able to find 24 buttons of approximately the same size and shade of color.  For this bracelet it is important that all the buttons are the same size since they are tied so tight together in straight lines.

Button Bracelet

To start your bracelet, tie a knot at the end of your embroidery thread. Enter through the backside of your first button.  Next, go through the front side of your second button.  Repeat through the same holes to double up the thickness of your thread.  Now wrap your thread twice around the middle section between the two buttons.

Button Bracelet

Enter into the opposite hole on your second button from the backside to prepare for the third button to be added.  Repeat this process with half of your buttons so that you end up with one long strand of connected buttons.

Button Bracelet

When you reach the end of your strand, enter through the backside of your last button into one of the side holes, to start the second side strand. That sounds confusing, but I think this picture helps it make sense:

Button Bracelet

Build your second side of the bracelet making sure to attach each button horizontally and vertical to the other buttons around it. Once completed, tie it off on the backside and cut off any remaining embroidery thread.

Button Bracelet

Lastly, cut a piece of ribbon long enough to thread through the buttons while leaving room to tie it. I highly recommend using a flame to melt the ends of the ribbon to prevent it from unraveling once cut.

Button Bracelet

Tie it on and your are done :)

Button Bracelet

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4 thoughts on “Button Bracelet Tutorial

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  2. I have seen this route bracelet over and over and I’ve made quite a few button bracelets but never this one because I didn’t have a tutorial and attempting it on my own always failed. I have asked my stepdaughter to look at button bracelets and pick one out and I would make one for her and wouldn’t you know this was the one that she picked. After looking at multiple pictures of the bracelet with no tutorial, I was on the verge of attempting another bracelet which I’m sure would have failed. And then I stumbled upon your tutorial and I am headed to my button “Collection/mass stash” to pick out buttons for her bracelet. Thank you so much for attempting this and posting it for those of us who have been in love with it but not able to make it. I’m sure it will make my stepdaughters day/week. What a blessing!

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