heart thread bracelet

Last time, I taught the DIY on making chevron thread bracelet. I’m so thankful that a number of people liked the bracelet. In fact, one of them requested that I should do the heart thread bracelet next time. Wait, what? Heart? I don’t know if my mind knows the process. But she said that it has almost the same way as the chevron thread bracelet. I was challenged so I practiced making. I didn’t search because that will break the thrill. And I think, the next time she was saying is now because right now, we’ll be having a DIY: Heart Thread Bracelet! And since these two bracelets have almost the same method, do you mind if I just copy some parts of my blog post on DIY: Chevron Thread Bracelet? Today is just a lazy day for me.

 

1. Prepare two colors of embroidery floss needed. I chose a shade of pink and a gray so that the heart figure will pop out. Of course, we will also be needing scissors or fasteners or buttons.

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2. Cut each thread 50 to 60 inches depending on the measure of your wrist.

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3. Fold the combined threads halfway and make a knot at the center.

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4. Hang the loop made on a fixed nail or fasten these threads somewhere to weave them properly. The arrangement of the colors should be mirrored. If the arrangement of colors on the left side is thread A, thread B, thread A and thread B from left to right, then the arrangement of colors on the right is thread B, thread A, thread B and thread A from left to right. For clearer instructions, A and B are labeled on the photo below. A will serve as the heart while B is the background.

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5. Start the bracelet by creating knots on threads B, A and B consecutively using thread A on the left. In tying, make sure that thread A passes on top of thread B before looping downward so that you’ll get the edge of thread A from the hole on the left side of thread B upward. It’s a must to knot twice on each thread. Tighten the knots and pull them upward. The same goes with the next threads.

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6. After doing the previous step, the colors of your unfinished bracelet should alternate. The new arrangement from left to right is thread B, thread A, thread B, thread A, thread B, thread A, thread B and thread A.

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7. Let’s proceed on the right side. Since the left is the mirror of the right, you should also mirror the things you done on step five. Create knots on threads B, A and B consecutively using the right outermost thread which is thread A. Make sure that thread passes over thread B before looping downward so that you’ll get the edge of thread A from the hole on the right side of thread B upward. Don’t forget to make two knots on each thread. Tighten the knots and pull them upward. The same goes with the next threads.

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8. Lock the first layer of the heart by tying the two thread As in the middle twice.

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9. After doing the previous step, your unfinished bracelet should look like this. The top part of the heart can be seen. It’s again mirrored which is arranged from left to right as thread B, thread A, thread B, thread A, thread A, thread B, thread A and thread B from left to right.

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10. And here’s the new step which can’t be found on the DIY: Chevron Thread Bracelet – the backward knot. To do this, you should get the second outermost thread from both sides and knot them on their respective outermost thread. Mine has thread A as the second outermost strand so I tied them to the outermost strand which is thread B. Make sure that thread A passes over thread B before looping downward so that you’ll get the edge of thread A from the hole on the inner side of thread B upward. Don’t forget to make two knots on each thread. Tighten the knots and pull them upward.

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11. After making the backward knot, your unfinished bracelet should look like this. The top part of the heart now have a curve. The new arrangement from left to right is thread A, thread B, thread B, thread A, thread A, thread B, thread B and thread A from left to right.

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12. Let’s continue with the normal knotting but this time, using the second outermost thread. Create knots on the inner threads B and A consecutively using the second right outermost thread which is thread B. Make sure that thread passes over second thread before looping downward so that you’ll get the edge of first thread from the hole on the right side of second thread upward. Don’t forget to make two knots on each thread. Tighten the knots and pull them upward. The same goes with the next threads.

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13. After doing the previous step, your unfinished bracelet should look like this. The new arrangement from left to right is thread A, thread B, thread B, thread A, thread B, thread A, thread B and thread A.

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14. Normal knotting using the second outermost thread also applies to the left side. Create knots on the inner threads B and A consecutively using the second right outermost thread which is thread B. Make sure that thread passes over second thread before looping downward so that you’ll get the edge of first thread from the hole on the left side of second thread upward. Don’t forget to make two knots on each thread. Tighten the knots and pull them upward. The same goes with the next threads.

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15. Again, lock the layer by tying the two thread Bs in the middle twice.

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16. As of now, your unfinished bracelet should look like this. The new arrangement from left to right is thread A, thread B, thread A, thread B, thread B, thread A, thread B and thread A.

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17. Repeat the normal knotting just like in step five and seven to form the first heart. The arrangement after this step from left to right should be thread B, thread A, thread B, thread A, thread A, thread B, thread A and thread B.

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18. Lock the first heart by tying the two thread As in the middle twice.

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19. Do another normal knotting using thread B. This will serve as the space between the hearts.

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20. Perform the backward knot. Get the second outermost thread from both sides and knot them on their respective outermost thread. Mine has thread B as the second outermost strand so I tied them to the outermost strand which is thread A. Make sure that thread B passes over thread A before looping downward so that you’ll get the edge of thread B from the hole on the inner side of thread A upward. Don’t forget to make two knots on each thread. Tighten the knots and pull them upward.

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21. After performing the backward knot, this is what your bracelet should look like.

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22. Repeat steps 12 and 13 using the second outermost strands which are thread A.

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23. Since the top layer of the second heart is seen, I hope you know what to do next. Yes! It is the backward knot!

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24. After the backward knots are the normal knots using the second outermost strands.

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25. Finishing the second heart, let’s do the normal knot starting using the outermost strands.

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26. Before leaving you on your own, I’ll just place another space at the bottom of the second heart by performing a whole normal knot and a backward knot.

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27. Repeats the method starting from steps five to 26 until you run out of thread. End by knotting all of the threads at once.

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28. Your heart thread bracelet is now done and ready to be used. Shocks! It’s really easy yet hard to teach. I hope you understood my explanations. By the way, as you can see, I also made different colors of heart thread bracelets.

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