How to make embroidery thread bracelet patterns

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How to make embroidery thread bracelet patterns
Use different colour embroidery thread to make bracelets (thread image by studio vision 1 from

Embroidery thread bracelets are also know as friendship bracelets. The bracelet patterns range from easy to very advanced and can be completed by children and adults alike. They are called friendship bracelets because children often learn how to knot the bracelets and give them away as tokens of friendship. The bracelets are created using embroidery thread (or floss) and can be any colour that you desire. Choose an embroidery thread bracelet pattern based on your skill level.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Embroidery thread
  • Tape
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Choose the pattern that you would like to use from the patterns available at, or has a variety of patterns geared for children.

  2. 2

    Choose the thread colours that you would like to use. Each pattern will tell you the length and number of strings to use. Certain advanced patterns will require specific colours, but mostly you can choose your own colours.

  3. 3

    Knot all the strings together at the top.

  4. 4

    Secure the string to your work surface using masking tape. This makes it easier to braid and knot the bracelets.

  5. 5

    Follow the pattern instructions for your chosen bracelet type. Some bracelets are as simple as learning a basic braid, while others require you to practice advanced knotting techniques. Practice the new patterns until you have achieved your desired effect.

Tips and warnings

  • Make your own patterns by testing out new colour combinations and knots. Be sure to write down the technique you used so you can replicate the pattern or share it with friends.

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