How to Upcycle Scrap Fabric into Wrapped Bangles

This is a quick and sweet little upcycle project to create some boho style fabric wrapped bracelets.


– Old Bangles/Bracelets – Long fabric scraps – Washi Tape (optional) – Needle and thread (optional) – Scissors

Step 1: Cut or Tear your Fabric Strips

I used an old men’s shirt that was in my ‘to do something with’ pile. I tore it into strips very approximately 2cm wide.

Step 2: Attach Fabric Strip and Wrap

I used a tiny bit of washi tape to attach my fabric strip to my bangle just to keep it secure for the first few wraps.

Step 3: Sew the End or Make a Bow

To finish your fabric wrapped bangle bracelet off you can trim the end once you get back around to where you started, turn the end of the fabric strip under and sew in place.

If your strip of fabric is extra long though you could also keep the strip untrimmed, tie a knot, and create a bow embellishment for your bracelet.