How to Make Denim Bracelets & Rings Out of Old Jean Hems

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10 Minutes

Don’t throw out your chopped hems from your jeans! Grab a bunch of cool embellishments and join me as I show you how to make denim bracelets! This is a super cool DIY with denim; you’ll be amazed just how quick and lovely these DIY denim accessories turn out. Let’s start!

Tools and materials:

  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Lace
  • Satin roses
  • Glue gun
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors

DIY denim bracelets with buttons

How to turn jean hems into bracelets

1. Prep the DIY jean hem

You first want to make sure your hem sits comfortably around your wrist and is a little loose fitting. 

Making DIY denim accessories

Check your hem and ensure there’s not a lot of excess fabric on the edge.

DIY denim accessories made out of old jeans

You want it to be as close to this finished seam as possible. So, cut off the excess if needed. 

Sewing buttons onto the bracelet

2. Sew on the buttons

Now, all you have to do is stitch your buttons all the way around your hem.

How to make a denim wrap bracelet

Once you have all your colorful buttons stitched on, all you need to do is loop it twice around your wrist. Your fantastic bracelet is complete! 

DIY denim bracelets with roses

Fabric roses

1. Glue on the roses

The next version of how to make a denim wrap bracelet is so simple. All you need is your hem of choice, a glue gun, and these adorable little satin roses. 

Sticking on fabric roses with hot glue

Put a little glue on your DIY jean hem and stick on the mini rose!

DIY denim bracelet with roses

Now, repeat the process around the hem. I’m doing mine in contrasting colors. 

How to make denim bracelets

This is so adorable and literally takes a minute and a half to do. What do you think of this beautiful bracelet? 

DIY denim rings

How to make DIY denim rings

Another creative idea you can do with your scrap denim is make rings. All you have to do is wrap the denim around your finger and stitch the ends together. 

DIY denim ring with beads

I decorated this DIY denim accessory with some fun beadwork. 

DIY denim ring with a bow

This ring has a little lace bow. 

DIY denim accessories

There you have it, a creative way to make DIY denim accessories! You can easily use all of those scraps that you have lying around in your stash and turn them into something stylish and fun.

I also have another fun DIY with denim for you in the video, and that’s making distressed jeans from a BBQ brush. Remember, the sky is the limit when it comes to upcycling, so let your imagination run wild.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Lace
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  • CukaFig CukaFig on Jul 27, 2022

    My teenage granddaughter said she wants to make a couple. I’m going to get all the supplies we need ready for when she comes over. I love the idea of using stuff that I have on hand. Great idea , thanks for sharing 👍️

  • Linda Linda on Jul 28, 2022

    Ah, naw I will pass. But my Kindergarten Teacher daughter may like this for a project…