Okay, so maybe my knitting skills are sub-par at best, but I really love the look of knitted bangles. I love the look but not the price. Free is more to my liking. Pricey accessories are not something that I splurge on often or at all, but this was so cute I got to thinking how could I make my own with what limited knitting skills I had. Then the solution hit me like a ton of bricks..“Don’t even try to knit it, use that ugly old sweater in your closet!” I knew there was a reason I had held on to that unflattering frock for so long and this was it. So now all I needed was a bangle. I dug through my box-o-forgotten accessories and found this red plastic bangle that I can almost guarantee came from the dollar spot at Target EONS ago and I was in business! I love the way it turned out and I’m super excited to share with you guys how I did it so you can too!
Step 1: First gather your supplies:
- ugly old sweater (goodwill, garage sales, and your grandparents/parents closets are great places to get your knits for cheap or free)
- matching thread
- hand sewing needle
- cheap bangle (again look at garage sales, dollar stores, that unnamed box of miscellaneous items that everyone has)
- scissors/rotary cutter