Quick and Cute Tape Measure Bracelet DIY

Break n Remake
by Break n Remake
8 Materials
30 Minutes

Today I’m going to be showing you how to make an adorable and easy tape measure bracelet. I have a tape measure that is actually a family heirloom, but it’s getting worn and frayed, so I figured now would be a good time to turn it into something cool and new.

Tools and materials:

  • Measuring tape
  • Heat ‘n’ Bond tape
  • Denim selvage
  • Iron
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Elastic string
  • Button
Make a tape measure bracelet

Measure and cut

To start, I wrapped the measuring tape around my wrist to figure out how long I needed to cut it. I wanted the number 7 to be at the top of my wrist, so I made sure to position it that way when I wrapped it around my wrist, and I cut it at the 4 and the 19. I suggest cutting it a bit longer than you want it and adjusting later. 

How to make a tape measure bracelet

Layer and press

Next, I attached the denim selvage to the measuring tape by layering a strip of Heat ‘n’ Bond between them and ironing them all together. 

Simple tape measure bracelet


Before the adhesive cooled, I curled everything into wide circles, to help the bracelet keep its shape. 

Basic tape measure bracelet


Use a contrasting colored thread to whip-stitch the edges of the measuring tape. This will help keep everything together, and it also gives the bracelet a little decorative pop. 

Easy tape measure bracelet

Attach the closures

For the closure, I sewed a button onto one side of the measuring tape. 

tape measure bracelet tutorial

Then I took a piece of elastic, tied it in a loop, and sewed it into place on the other side.

Check this cutie out! Isn’t it adorable? 

I hope you enjoyed my simple tape measure bracelet tutorial. What other accessories do you think I should make with what’s left of the tape measure? Let me know in the comments!

Suggested materials:
  • Measuring tape
  • Heat n Bond tape
  • Denim selvage
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  • Jan Jan on Jul 02, 2021

    What a cute idea for a true "seamstress" if any sewers do a get together, wouldn't it be cute to wear.