When thinking about what kind of bracelet or zipper pouch tutorial I wanted to share with you as part of the She’s Worth it Campaign, the very first thing that came to mind was a simple cuff bracelet.
Natural fibers, easy to make, and one that requires little to no sewing skills.
- felted wool
- twill tape
- fabric paint
- paint brush/stamps
- sewing machine – optional
1. Cut a rectangle from a scrap of felted wool that fits around your wrist snugly, but not too tightly. Choose something that’s soft and feels good against your skin – and make sure the fabric stretches horizontally [around your wrist].
2. Cut a piece of twill tape that’s a couple inches long, depending on what word you are printing.
3. Carefully sew the twill tape onto the center of the rectangle. This could be done with a sewing machine or by hand. [you may find this step easier to do after you paint your letters on - it's your choice] The two cut ends will fray, but I really like how this looks.
4. Using fabric paint and either stamps or a paint brush, paint your letters onto the twill tape.
5. Cut a small slit on one end that is just large enough for your button.
6. Hand sew the button onto the other end.
Awkward hand shot… definitely no hand modeling in my future, friends.
This one I cut smaller and cut the twill tape on all sides, so that it would fray all around.
Have you made a bracelet or zipper pouch to give to women and girls who have been rescued from slavery? Want to see some other tutorials to get more inspiration? Andrea has made a Pinterest board for the She’s Worth it Campaign, so be sure to follow and get involved. Because she is worth it.
When Andrea from The Train to Crazy and Go To Patterns emailed me about an exciting idea she had, I could not wait to get involved. Andrea has joined up with a group [ShesWorthitCampaign.com] that is raising money to fight the horrific battle against human trafficking and slavery.
500,000 chidren between the ages of 5 and 15 years are forced into the sex trade every year.
This campaign focuses on girls and women who are forced into sex slavery and prostitution.
Sometimes when I think about the numbers, I get overwhelmed. And I truly wonder: what can I even do?? How can I make a difference?
Along with Andrea and other bloggers, we’re teaming up with the She’s Worth it Campaign to raise money and send handmade gifts to deliver to women and girls who are in recovery after being rescued from slavery. Bracelets and zipper pouches might be small – but they are something we can do to show them that they are loved and valued and that the Father hears their cries.
Here’s where you come in. Can you make a zipper pouch or a bracelet of any kind to be a part of this campaign? And can you donate just $10 to help these women rebuild their lives? For all the details on where this money goes and where you can send your bracelets and zipper pouches, click over to Andrea’s post.
Along with several other bloggers, I’ll be sharing a tutorial next week to help you make a bracelet or zipper pouch to send to these women and girls, who desperately need to feel how loved they are. Because they ARE loved and they ARE worth it.