Baseball Stitches Bracelet

 

Baseball Stitches Bracelet
Baseball Stitches Bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a super easy baseball bracelet for you to make for yourself or give to a fellow baseball fan. They are inexpensive and very fun to make. I hope you give this a try!

MATERIALS NEEDED: (For two bracelets)

  • Baseball
  • Craft knife
  •  2 Jewelry clasps ( I used a carabiner-style clasp)
  • Jewelry charms with carabiner-style end (optional)
  • Sewing needle and red thread

Let’s begin!

1)Start by using your craft knife to cut through the leather along both sides of the baseball’s red stitching line. I drew a line first to keep me on track, but this is totally optional since you will be trimming off more later.

Draw cutting line, if desired
Draw cutting line, if desired
Cut a line on both sides of red ball stitching
Cut a line on both sides of red ball stitching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)Peel leather off ball. You may need to use your craft knife to clip some of the core threads away from the leather. Your result will be one red ball stitch segment, all in one piece, and two oblong pieces.

 

 

 

Start peeling leather away from core
Start peeling leather away from core
Peel leather away
Peel leather away
Ball stitch piece will look like this
Ball stitch piece will look like this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Your stitch piece is very curvy and you will have a hard time making a bracelet at this point. First, cut the stitch piece into two even pieces for your two bracelets. This will make it easier for the next step, which is to soften and straighten the leather. To do this, simply place your two pieces into a cup of warm water and leave for 30-45 minutes. Take bracelets out of the water, pat dry, and start tugging at them until they are straightened. Pin them on a flat surface to dry. I had a large piece of polystyrene with which to do this step. Just use whatever you can find like sturdy cardboard or something similar. Pull it as taut as you are able. Let dry this way for a couple of hours,

 

 

Cut stitch piece into two even pieces
Cut stitch piece into two even pieces
Pin onto a flat surface to dry
Pin onto a flat surface to dry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4)With sharp scissors, trim any unevenness you have along the side edges. you may cut closer to the stitches, just make sure not to cut through any of them. It will help to hold the scissors straight up and down and not at an angle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5)Let’s put on the clasp so you can put this puppy on your wrist! Untie the red stitches up about an inch on both ends. Trim off the tiny leather ends. Bring all threads to the back of the bracelet and tie knots to secure.

 

Untie stitches about one inch up leather
Untie stitches about one inch up leather

 

 

Cut off just the ends of the leather and tie knots in the back
Cut off just the ends of the leather and tie knots in the back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) Tie the clasp loop onto one of your baseball threads. Repeat for the other side.

Tie clasp onto baseball stitches
Tie clasp onto baseball stitches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7)With a needle and thread, run a few stitches back and forth across the tied ends to tack down onto the back of the bracelet, catching in the ball stitches to secure. Tie a knot, run needle under anywhere to hide loose end. Clip off.

Run a few stitches back and forth to neaten
Run a few stitches back and forth to neaten
Done!
Done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) If desired, attach charms. I found charms that clipped right onto the bracelet with no extra tools needed. I clipped them onto the ring end of the clasp.

 

Baseball Stitches Bracelet
Baseball Stitches Bracelet
Baseball Stitches Bracelet
Baseball Stitches Bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With or without charms, these bracelets are sure to be a big “hit”!!!

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