Ruffled Ribbon Bracelets

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Hey everyone!  I am Kami from Sweet Charli, and I am so excited to be sharing a fun project with you today.  I love these ruffled ribbon bracelets, because they are something you can make with or without a sewing machine.  They are something you can make with the ‘crafty’ and even the non-crafty.

If you are looking for a fun craft to make with a group of girls, this is it.  If you are looking to make something for girlfriend gifts, this is it.

Ruffled Ribbon Bracelets - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I made a variety of bracelets using different ribbons from The Ribbon Retreat. The ruffled ribbon is especially my favorite at the moment.
Ruffled Ribbon Bracelets - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Tiffany blue is currently my favorite color.  I used satin ribbon and created my own ruffle in the picture below.  Here are the instructions:

(1)  Ruffle the ribbon and pin.  Ruffle it to measure around 3/4 of your wrist.  (you will use elastic for the rest)
(2)  Sew a straight stitch down the middle of the ribbon.
(3)  Cover with a smaller ribbon and stitch down the middle (or glue!)
To finish off the edges, singe them with a lighter to keep from fraying.

Ruffled Ribbon Bracelets - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Here is the part where you get to customize the fit – and guess what…you can use a hair elastic!  Yep, it’s so easy.  Just take a hair elastic and cut it so you have two pieces.
(1)  Hot glue two ends to the inside of the bracelet (the part that will touch your skin.)  Then wrap the ribbon around your wrist to see how long the elastics need to be so that you can fit it over your wrist with the stretch.  Cut the elastics.
(2)  Hot glue the other two ends to the other end of your ribbon so that you now have a circle.
Put a dab of hot glue on the elastics then fold over the edges of the ribbon so that the elastics are now sandwiched in between the ribbon.
(3)  Then you will turn the bracelet right side out!

Ruffled Ribbon Bracelets - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

You can embellish these with endless possibilities! I used these bows on mine but you can do jewels, beads, pearls, glitter, etc!
That’s it!  It is very easy and can get very addicting because of all the colors and types of ribbon you can use!  If you liked this tutorial be sure to check out my ribbon bow tutorial HERE!


I am in love with these brilliant bracelets! They are so cute…and so creative. I love the ruffle ribbon AND the handmade ruffle as well. These little cuties are easy to make but make a huge fashion statement and can be made to match every outfit. Make them for gifts, as an activity with a group of girls, Young Women, or with a group of your friends….and of course, don’t forget to make some…or a TON, for yourself.

Thank you Kami! These bracelets are adorable and have just been added to my own “Things To Make…ASAP” list. What a great way to showcase some gorgeous ribbon and blinged out bows. For more incredible projects by Kami, make sure to stop by and say hello at Sweet Charli where you can find Kami baking up a storm, refashioning old into new, and decorating her gorgeous home.

I always so excited to see new and fun ways to use ribbon. Who knew you could create such fashionable accessories with a couple pieces of ribbon that are stunning and so fun to wear. With our amazing selection of ribbon the bracelet possibilities are endless and in just a minute or two, you can have a brand new bracelet to match your brand new top. Need a couple more fast and fabulous accessory projects? Take a look at these…

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Happy Creating & Happy Bracelets!
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2 Comments

  1. Posted April 14, 2014 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    I really enjoyed playing with all of your fun ribbon!

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      Posted April 15, 2014 at 8:01 am | Permalink

      Hi Kami! Thank you so much for your awesome tutorial. I love your adorable ribbon bracelets and so appreciate you sharing your incredible talent with us! Have a wonderful day and thank you again for hanging out with us today! Michelle :)

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