Tuesday, April 1

Measuring Tape Bracelets

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I love to sew & tape measures just make me happy. They seem nostalgic - maybe because I can still see my sweet mother {who was a much better seamstress than I} with one around her neck - sewing her heart out. 
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Somewhere on Pinterest, I discovered a tape measure bracelet. The photo I saw didn't have any instructions, but I decided to try to figure out how to make them. They turned out great!
These tools are useful in opening the jump rings . . . 
The ring-type tool in the photo above is really helpful - it goes on your finger.

STEP 1: Determine how long your bracelet needs to be to fit the wrist, then cut the tape measure. Make sure to include the length of the clasps. For my chunky wrist, I need somewhere in the neighborhood of 6" of measuring tape. Of course, it also depends on how loose or tight you want the bracelet to be. 
STEP 2: Apply a small amount of glue on the tip of the tape measure.
STEP 3: Attach the pinch clasp - using a wrench to squeeze it closed onto the tape measure. {Wipe off any glue that leaks out & allow to dry}. 
TIP: The pinch clasps will need to be the same width as the tape measure you are using. 
STEP 4: Using the tools in the photo above, attach the toggle clasps {or whatever closure you choose} to the pinch clasps with two jump rings. 

What do you think? Is this something you would wear?

4 comments:

  1. I have a friend that loves to sew, I think she would like this for her birthday. I'm gonna try it.

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know! I think she will like it & they are so easy to make. Good luck & thank you for reading.

      Warmly, Michelle

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  2. Does the Ribbon Clasp have to be the same size as the measuring tape or is it ok if the clasp is a little bigger? I bought the stuff today without checking the size and the measuring tape is a little smaller than those clasps...

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    1. Great question! I think the ribbon clasp should be either the same size or smaller than the measuring tape. I made the same mistake the first time I bought supplies! Hobby lobby has packages with various sizes of ribbon clasps. If the clasp is too small, I cut the measuring tape at angles to make it fit {kind-of in a "V" pattern}. Hope this helps. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Warmly, Michelle

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