A few months ago the magazine Cloth, Paper, Scissors had a wonderful article about making fabric charm bracelets. I decided to try my hand at it and used my upholstery stash to make some charms. I think that they work well, the fabric is much more interesting than felt or a simple muslin – besides being a good recycling craft, I think it would be fun to use something more meaningful as the raw materials.
Maybe using old prom dresses, or something similar that you’ve grown out of or that doesn’t fit any more could make a fun little memento. I like the idea of recycling meaningful dresses into a fun little bracelet I could wear every day.