My love of fabric knows no bounds these days. Even the scrap pieces that fall to the floor are making themselves useful. I found myself with a few skinny lengths of vintage calico and decided to braid them together into a necklace. I love, love braided rugs and I feel like I am carrying that love with me when I wear this around.
All you have to do to make one is gather three pieces of any fabric you love. Cut them (or pull them from your scrap pile) into 1" W x any length strips but make sure they are about 1 foot longer than your intended necklace. Loosely knot the top and start braiding, evenly and tightly, until your necklace is the desired length. Un knot your top knot. Trim your two ends so you have about 1/2" on both sides. Hold your two ends closely together so they overlap just slightly and secure with a few back and forths of a zig zag stitch as close to the braid on each side as you can. Done! Wrap around your wrist a few times to wear as a bracelet.
You can use larger widths of fabric for a thicker braid or use more than three pieces. Mix colors or use the same. These lengths would be great for decorative trim on sewing project or bag handles or belts or pretend play horsey bridles, etc. Anything! What colorful fun!
PS. The scrappy, straggly piece around my neck is just a 'cutting room floor' piece from one of my pillowcase totes and please ignore the pizza boxes in the fireplace.