DIY Tutorial: Nautical Rope Bracelet

February 27, 2012

I’ve been so busy with school that I haven’t been diy-ing anything, but now that my project is completed, I’m back! Here’s a pretty easy bracelet tutorial for everyone—a nautical rope bracelet to add to your arm candy.

Materials needed:

  • Rope – 4 strands, 30cm each (I got mine from Daiso!)
  • 2 Leather Strips – Cut to 3.5cm each
  • Snap buttons
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors

1. Make a loop by bringing one end of the rope across the other.

2. With the above image as a guide, thread your second strand through as above.

3. Bring the bottom right end under, over and under. It sounds complicated but following the pictures closely should leave you with right knot! 

4. You should have this by now. If not, don’t fret! Just go through the steps again to make sure your rope was looped through correctly.

5. Get another strand of rope and follow the first strand through the loop.

6. Do the same with your last strand of rope. Follow your second strand through the loop.

7. Now you have your knot!

8. Pull your knot taut.

9. Snip your ends even for both sides.

10. Fold your leather strips in half to gauge if it holds your ends nicely.

11. Sew on your snap buttons.

12. One side done! Sew on the other side of the snap buttons to another piece of leather strip.

13. Tuck your rope ends into the fold of your leather strip and start sewing around the open edges to secure it.

14. This is how it should look when you’re done sewing.

15. Repeat for the other end of your bracelet, but do note that your snap buttons should be facing opposite directions, or you won’t be able to snap your bracelet on!

16. You’re done! Your snap closure should look like this if you’ve done it right. :)

Now that’s a +1 to your arm candy. Layer it on with all your other bracelets! Have a good week ahead x

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  • Reply Anisa March 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    OMG this is sooo easy. Thank you. Im gonna make these. Thanks :D -anisa-

    • Reply Ros C. March 27, 2012 at 12:46 am

      Hi Anisa, you’re welcome. Glad you like it! :D

  • Reply Leigh-Anne March 27, 2012 at 12:47 am

    I’m so glad I found this! So much easier than some of the other ones that I’ve seen that need all this beading equipment. Thanks!

    • Reply Ros C. March 27, 2012 at 12:49 am

      Hello, hope this saves you from the crazy beading! Hahaha. You’re welcome! :)

  • Reply vanessa tuttoilmondo April 22, 2012 at 1:34 am

    What kind of rope is this? ive been trying to find one similar because i love the pattern and i cannot find it? Please Help

    • Reply Ros C. April 22, 2012 at 1:36 am

      Hello! if you’re from Singapore, I got it at Daiso. Otherwise, you can try finding them at your art supply store? It’s just a common nylon rope. :)

      • Reply Sharfa March 12, 2014 at 12:07 am

        Thanx soooo much. Much easier than I thought it would be

        • Reply Ros C. April 1, 2014 at 4:46 am

          No worries! :)

      • Reply Lim Qianyi October 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm

        Sry. I tried finding it in daiso but just can’t seems to find it. May I know which section is it?

        • Reply Ros C. October 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm

          Hi Qianyi, you can find them in the craft section. As I got them quite a while back, I’m not sure if it is still in stock at daiso. Otherwise, you could try spotlight for cotton ropes :)

  • Reply Kianna Rose May 1, 2012 at 5:09 am

    This is super cute and looks so easy to make. I will def. try this:)

    • Reply Ros C. May 2, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Thank you! We hope you have fun with it! :)

  • Reply Beth May 22, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Your directions and photos make this soooo easy!!! Great job, ladies!!

    • Reply Ros C. May 23, 2012 at 2:41 am

      Glad you love it!! :)

  • Reply Ghadah .. ????? June 17, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Woooooow super easy but so pretty & cute >.<
    Defnetly i'm gonna do it soon .. I need new onw like that for me ^.~

  • Reply liz July 27, 2012 at 4:37 am

    the knot is super easy
    however sewing through leather is not!! I made these with my friends and it took forever to sew through that darn leather maybe the leather is different in Singapore than in America
    was it difficult to sew through for everybody else or are we alone?

  • Reply liz July 27, 2012 at 4:39 am

    I tried it with thick yarn and it is easier for me beacause I don’t have to buy and sew through leather (see my other comment)
    love the way it turned out with both the rope an the yarn

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  • Reply yanting December 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    hello your work is really nice! I really love it ^^
    and may I know where can I get the leather strip and snap buttons? also from daiso ?

    • Reply Ros C. December 23, 2012 at 12:44 am

      Hello Yanting! You can get the leather strip and snap buttons from Brighton at Chinatown People’s Park Food Centre Level 2.

  • Reply Nicole December 18, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Loveeee this tutorial! <3 May i know where can i find leather straps and snap buttons? :)

  • Reply nate December 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    hi i love that bracelet of yours.
    but was wondering if it’s possible to do with jus 2 ropes?
    4 is kinda too wide i feel…

    • Reply Ros C. December 23, 2012 at 12:45 am

      Hello! Yes you can do it with just 2 ropes :)

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    Hi there(: love your nautical braided bracelet so much! i really wanna make this one but, i have troubles finding the ropes! I’ve tries many daisos burvi can’t find it at all! may i know at exactly which daiso you bought it from and what its called in daiso you?(: also, what would be a good alternative with a nice pattern like the rope if i can’t find it?

    • Reply Ros C. March 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Hi Jean, I’ve seen it around Daiso actually. I went to the one at Plaza Singapura and it’s under their DIY/Craft section, together with other cotton ropes. Alternatively, you can also try satin ropes from Spotlight, but they’ll be harder to sew and secure. Hope this helps! :)

  • Reply Jean March 10, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    But* and ignore the ‘you’ before the worder daiso . thanks!(: so sorry for so many typos !

  • Reply Qian yi March 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    where can i buy the leather

    • Reply Ros C. March 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Hello, you can buy the leather at Brighton in People’s Park Food Centre!

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  • Reply Kat April 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    This is really cute :D I’m wondering if you could make more than one knot? Like continue it till the end. I dunno if I’m making sense though. >.< I'm sorry!

    • Reply Ros C. April 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Hello Kat, I’m not quite sure if you could continue using the same kind of knot, you can definitely try braiding them in different ways? Hope this helps! :)

  • Reply Sophie September 11, 2013 at 12:20 am

    I have searched this tutorial for a day!
    It feels like an oasis in desert for me!! X)

    I hope I can make it!
    Thank you for sharing this tutorial and wonderful pics too!

    • Reply Ros C. September 26, 2013 at 10:51 am

      Hi Sophie, you’re most welcome! If you follow the tutorial closely, you’ll definitely be able to make it! :)

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    This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

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