Measuring tape bracelet from episode 40

by jennifer

Tape Measure Bracelet
By Janice Taylor, artist and author of “Our Lady of Weight Loss”

If you’ve got a tape measure lying around the house and the thought of wrapping it around your waist, hips or thighs is just too overwhelming, why not make a groovy, funky, fun bracelet out of it?! I wear mine all the time, and it never ceases to amaze and delight!


* One tape measure (color of your choice, although the red with red nail polish makes a lovely combo).
* Black elastic thread.
* One needle with eye that is large enough to get the elastic thread through.


1) Thread your needle with the black elastic thread and knot it at the end.

2) Place needle at the 1/2 inch mark and sew through, then loop the tape measure to the left and put the needle through at the 1.5 mark (You are putting the needle through at the 2.5, 3.5, 4.5 – inch mark).

3) Then loop to the right – putting the needle through at the next 1/2 inch mark. Keep zig zagging back and forth so the bracelet looks much like a ruffled collar. The needle is going through in the middle of the bracelet, not at the ends.

4) When you get to the end of the tape measure, tie a knot, cut elastic. Tie ends together. The bracelet slips on and off, given its elasticity.

* This project appears on page ** of Janice Taylor’s “Our Lady of Weight Loss.”

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