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How to make Friendship Bracelets: 5 string bracelet tutorials

Learn how to make friendship bracelets with this collection of 5 amazing tutorials. String bracelets are perfect for tweens and teens. You can make them to share or wear. These patterns range from beginner to difficult. So start at the beginning and work your way to the more challenging videos!

Friendship Bracelelts

Friendship Bracelets

String bracelets are a classic tween craft.

I remember sitting in the back of the car, during family vacations, making bracelet after bracelet. The string was always pinned to the pillow on my lap.

A classic friendship bracelet is still a favorite among girls. They can be worn or shared with friends.

This collection of bracelet patterns is perfect for the beginner or the expert. From a simple twisted bracelet to a complicated flower pattern.

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You can use these bracelet crafts in several ways.

  • Give them to a best friend.
  • Hang them from your backpacks
  • Use them as colorful gift wrap ribbons.
  • Pass them out as handmade Valentines.
  • Make them at a sleepover.
  • Create them during long car rides.
  • They make a great summer camp activity.
  • Make them during an elementary school class party.
  • Give them as DIY gifts at Christmas.
  • Or make your own bracelets to wear to school!

Knots used in friendship bracelets

There are several knots that show up in bracelet tutorials. We’ve created step-by-step instructions for the 5 most common knots.

Head over to our basic friendship bracelet knots tutorials to learn each of these important techniques. There you will learn the basic string knots including the backward knot and square knots.

Images of friendship bracelet knots

Ways to secure string bracelets while you’re making them.

To get really good results, you want to make sure that the bracelet is secure while you’re creating the knots. Here are a few ideas for securing your thread.

  • Use a binder clip to secure it to a flat surface.
  • Place a pillow on your lap and safety pin your floss to the pillow.
  • Clip the string onto a clipboard.
  • Use masking tape to secure it to your work surface.

How to finish a bracelet

This tutorial will teach you how to make an adjustable bracelet knot. It’s the perfect way to tie off your loose ends.

Adjustable Bracelet Knot

What kind of string should I use?

To create unique friendship bracelets you will want different colors of thread. You can go to your local craft stores and purchase all sorts of color combinations. Or you can buy a pack of embroidery threads that contains all sorts of different colors.

You could mix things up a bit and try making a bracelet using t-shirt yarn.

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String bracelets

These friendship bracelet patterns give you step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial.

Each pattern will also tell you how many strands of floss are needed, so you know if you have enough pieces of floss for the project.

They are listed in order by difficulty. So you can choose from some easy friendship bracelet patterns or more challenging patterns.

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