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How To Make Stunning Ribbon Bracelets, Boxed Stitch Style | DIY Ribbon Craft Tutorial

Updated on October 21, 2015
Boxed Stitch Bracelets - colorful & stretchy
Boxed Stitch Bracelets - colorful & stretchy

Friendship bracelets are fast becoming everyone's favorite piece of jewelry, especially among teenage girls. And, most everyone including men, like wearing some type of bracelet.

This tutorial is to show you how to make Boxed Stitch Ribbon Bracelets out of colorful ribbons that are inter-woven to form a colorful stretchy bracelet.

Boxed Stitch Ribbon Bracelets are not very common out there yet, but will soon be. These bracelets can be made using the old traditional box or quad stitch used for most lanyard or gimp bracelets. Although, this tutorial is to show you how to make boxed stitch bracelets using grosgrain ribbons, you can also make these bracelets out of leather strips, fabrics, and shoelaces.

Boxed Stitch Ribbon Bracelets - A Colorful Addition to Your Jewelry Collection

One cool thing about Boxed Stitch Ribbon Bracelets is that they can be made out to be so colorful. The trick is to choose 4 different colors grosgrain ribbon in a color combo that's sure to match most of the outfit in your wardrobe. Another thing about these ribbon bracelets is that anyone, adults and, especially teen boys and girls, would love wearing them. It may even turn out to be a favorite craft of your teens once you get them involve in the process.

The making of these bracelets requires your patience and great attention to details since you will be making lots of interlocking and overlapping layers of the ribbons to get the bracelet to turn out right.

What You Need To Make Boxed Stitch Ribbon Bracelets

To make Boxed Stitch Ribbon Bracelets , you need the following materials:

  1. 8 yards of grosgrain ribbons cut into four equal parts of 2 yards each. Ribbon can be either a 1/4 or 1/2 inch wide. (a) If you plan to use one color ribbon, get a full eight yard to be cut into 4 equal parts (2 yards each). (b) For a mix of two colors, get 4 yards of each color, then cut the 4 yards into 2 equal parts. (c) For a mix of four colors, get 2 yards of each color ribbon.
  2. Scissor, to cut and trim ribbons and thread.
  3. Sewing needle and thread, for sewing the finished ends together.


Grosgrain ribbons color mix options.
Grosgrain ribbons color mix options. | Source

Image 1

Two color mix - ribbons are layed overlapping
Two color mix - ribbons are layed overlapping | Source

Boxed Stitch Ribbon Bracelets Step-By-Step Tutorial

Once your ribbons are all cut to size and ready, then it's time to start overlapping and interlocking the ribbons.

To begin, first thing to do is to

  • Lay all ribbons on a flat surface (see Image 1). Find the center point of the ribbons (about 36 inches through the middle) overlapping at center as shown (Image 1).
  • Then glue ribbons where they overlap (at center) to keep ribbons from shifting/moving around. Use a light, clear fabric glue to keep ribbons from hardening up, or you can tack through with needle and thread, just enough to keep ribbons from shifting around. If you're using glue, give it time to dry. Once ribbons are in place (not shifting around), then, it's time to start interlocking the ribbons.


Finishing Your Boxed Stitch Ribbon Bracelets

To start interlocking the ribbon, using quad stitch pattern, overlay each strip of ribbon one after the other, looping the last piece of ribbon to lock all the stitches. (see accompanying video). Repeat the steps over and over again, making sure to go around once for each strip of ribbon until the ribbons stack up to about 8 inches long.

At about 8 inches long of interlocked ribbons, bring the ends of the bracelet together and stitch with a threaded needle, securing all four sides. Trim off the excess ribbons.

The bracelet is now ready to wear. These type of bracelet do have a lot of stretching room and will fit most size wrist.

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Boxed Stitch Ribbon Bracelets Make Great Gifts

The first time you make this bracelet, it may turn out to be a little of a challenge, but don't let that deter you as the end result can be a lot rewarding. Make it a fun project by getting your friends involved. Make them in different color variations. They'll make great gifts for friends and cute little boys and girls.


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      3 years ago

      Love the bracelets , can't wait to try to make one. Thanks for sharing

    • ComfortB profile imageAUTHOR

      Comfort Babatola 

      4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      @Susan - I think it would. Or better yet, use those quarter inch wide colorful elastic for your weave. That way, you can even make it smaller as it will stretch out to fit all. These types of elastics are sold in pastel colors.

      Thanks for stopping by to read and comment.

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      4 years ago

      Love the weave. Thank you.

      Do you think it would make a good scrunchie if I wove elastic into it & made it a little larger??

    • ComfortB profile imageAUTHOR

      Comfort Babatola 

      4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      You are so sweet Bobbi Purvis. Thank you so very much for stopping by and commenting, again. You have a blessed day.

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      Barbara Purvis Hunter 

      4 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning,

      I am back reading this again and I hope to have time to try it soon.

      I am sharing with Twitter and pinning on my re-pin board on Pinterest.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Bobbi Purvis

    • ComfortB profile imageAUTHOR

      Comfort Babatola 

      4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      @poetryman6969 - Thank you. Appreciate your stopping by to read and comment.

      @Claudia Mathews - I believe you can. Yes, they are unique and colorful. Thanks for the read and comment.

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      Claudia Mathews 

      4 years ago

      I think I can do that! Very cool, unique and colorful, love these.

    • poetryman6969 profile image


      4 years ago

      Some beautiful looking decorations.

    • ComfortB profile imageAUTHOR

      Comfort Babatola 

      7 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Magdaleine. Very well appreciated.

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      7 years ago

      Great bracelets.. wonderful..

    • ComfortB profile imageAUTHOR

      Comfort Babatola 

      7 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      @PurvisBobbi44 - You are right, boys may prefer the leather version. And it is a great way to spend time with little ones. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

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      Barbara Purvis Hunter 

      7 years ago from Florida


      What a great Hub-Craft and such a wonderful way to spend time with children, grandchildren or nieces. And even boys might enjoy doing the bracelets with leather.

      I voted useful, awesome, interesting and beautiful.

      I might try this when I slow down a bit. Thanks I enjoyed this one.


    • ComfortB profile imageAUTHOR

      Comfort Babatola 

      7 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      @heart4theword - Anytime. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    • ComfortB profile imageAUTHOR

      Comfort Babatola 

      7 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      @ Helena Ricketts & susanm23b - Thanks ladies for your vote and comments. I'm sure your gils will enjoy making and wearing the bracelet.

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      7 years ago from hub

      This is pretty awesome! Never seen this done with ribbon; only gimp, is what we called it when we were kids:) Great share, like the fact that you included a video to show us how!

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      7 years ago

      These are super cute! I want to help my daughters make these (they're teenagers). Thanks for sharing this fun activity! Voted up :)

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      Helena Ricketts 

      7 years ago from Indiana

      What a great idea! I sent a link to this to both of my step daughters so they could try it with the grandkids. I can't wait to see their bracelets that they make.

      Thanks for sharing this idea!

    • ComfortB profile imageAUTHOR

      Comfort Babatola 

      7 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Thanks Pamela N Red. They really are pretty. They will make great gifts for teen girls.

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      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      These are so pretty. I love this idea.


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