Tutorial: plastic bangle refashion

August 14, 2009


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Ever wondered what to do with those old plastic bangles?


I used 8ply wool and 4mm needles and cast on 46 stitches and knit about 14 rows – you will need to check your tension and see what will work with the bangle you have.


Once you have your ‘band’ of knitting – cast off loosely – and fold it around your bangle and whipstitch in place.


When you have sewn around the top of the bangle – sew up the ends as shown and tie off securely.


Have fun experimenting with different stitches and wools AND you get to use up all those little bits and pieces….you’ll be surprised how toasty these are for cooler days OR use some summery cotton for the warmer ones…. Enjoy!

***PS*** Pop back for a look next week – I feel a giveaway coming on…


  1. Thanks for sharing this idea – I’m going to have to hit the thrift store. These bangles will make excellent recycled stocking stuffers or pick-me-ups!

  2. That is so cool! I wonder if my local Dollar Store still has some of these cuffs? I saw the link on WhipUp, I’d love to link to this as well if you didn’t mind. Off to explore the rest of your blog…

  3. Love this idea! With three daughters in their 20’s, looks like these will land in their Christmas stockings this year! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very cool, I love it!

  5. you can slice plastic bottles to the width that you want and cover those too…
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  6. Gracias por compartir tan generosamente tus trabajos eres muy linda 🙂


  7. What a great idea!!!I have to do it myself too 🙂

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