This quick-to-make bracelet looks good, can be easily customized to any color scheme, and wears well. Mr. K chose black, brown, and red wool felt; I like how the red peeks out as he moves his wrist.


Cut three strips of felt 1/2″ wide by 8″ (small), 9″ (medium), or 10″ (large) long. You can also scale up to 1″ wide if you want more of a cuff.

Thread your machine with black thread both on the spool and in the bobbin. (If you don’t want to see the contrasting stitching on the red felt, use red thread in the bobbin.)

Stack the felt strips on top of each other and align the edges. Pin at one end to keep the felt from shifting a lot while sewing.


Sew along both long edges with an 1/8″ seam.

Trim the short ends of the felt so they are even.

Switch your machine from straight stitch to a tight zig-zag or satin stitch.


With the black felt facing out, curve the felt strip into a circle with the raw short ends touching. Slide this part under your machine’s presser foot, being careful to keep the ends touching (even slightly squished together) and aligned. Drop the presser foot and sew a zig zag stitch forwards and then backwards across the seam.


Remove the bracelet from the machine and trim any loose threads. You’re done!