Friday, September 24

Soda Can Bracelet

 My favorite soda is Dr. Pepper.  I grew up in TX and....   I don't know... it's just the best!  lol  Honestly, I don't usually buy sodas.  Even at a restaurant I will get water.  But, if someone offers me on, by all means, I WILL DRINK IT!  My hubby had surgery recently and the recover center had a snack room.  When I opened the fridge a chorus of angels began to sing as I spotted this beautiful can of Dr. Pepper.  Not only is this one spectacularly delicious, it is also a way neato can!  So...  I cleaned it out... literally.  I drank every drop and then washed the inside with soap to take home with me!
 Here is where that knife demonstation where the cut a can comes in handy!  I do recommend you wear some gloves when handling the can.  It was a little scary there!  All I did was cut up the back and then around the sides at first.  I made sure my trash can was handy so all the tiny scraps went right in the bin!
 Next I trimmed up the picture.  Notice how the top of the one of the left is cut a little different... I wanted them to over lap cause they were a little big if I didn't.
 I used some scrap squares I had and sewed 2 together for the back
 Then I got 2 more squares, folded them in thirds, then halves, then sewed them closed.
 Then I trimmed a piece of thin batting to give it a little more strength and protect the fabric from the cans sharp edge.  I then used gorilla glue to stick my 2 cans together where I wanted then to over lap and squished them between a book for a little bit.
 After that was done I trimmed my batter a little larger than my can and my fabric about and inch larger.  Also notice that I hemmed the ends of my fabric before moving on to the next step.
 I couldn't use pins so I used painters tape!  Easy to rip....  I folded everything over to edge my awesome can~
I did leave the tips open.  I slide the tip of my sewed squares between the can and the batting and pinned that into place.
See!  Already to sew! 
 Now... did you know that you can sew through can?  Up!  I was skeptical, but after going so far... I tried it!  I did keep extra needles handy.  I used a zig zag stitch.  I think the only thing I would do different next time is adjust the length between my stitches.  They didn't need to be as close as I set them and it would have looked... cleaner?... if they were farther apart.
 When done sewing I removed the tape, tied a simple double knot and slipped if over my wrist!
 Here is a side view...
 Here is a top view....
Here is a worn view!  I like it!

1 comment:

  1. Holy cow! That's awesome! I never would have tried to sew through a soda can! Totally cool!
    You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie link party!