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Use for Leftover Embroidery Floss by mjonquil13 1 year ago

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Hi Everyone! I was wondering what you may do with the leftover floss after making a bracelet? I have accumulated a lot of it and was hoping for some ideas for some uses out of it.
RE: Use for Leftover Embroidery Floss by kleinevos (moderator) 1 year ago

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I make little butterflies or turtles, or use them for alphas. I heard of some people using them for stuffing puppets or something like that.
RE: Use for Leftover Embroidery Floss by mjonquil13 1 year ago

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I am not sure how to do the Alphas yet and I dont stuff anything so how do you do your butterflies and turtles? Ive seen pictures but would love a tutorial or pattern or whatever. Thank you!!!
RE: Use for Leftover Embroidery Floss by Tuzyae 1 year ago

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I save two lengths of scraps. Strands that are as long as my arm and strands that are longer to about an arm and a half/three-quarters. Scientific, I know. If it's not at least an arm's length, I likely can't use it for a bracelet so it gets tossed. The longer strands are long enough for most bracelets up to about 20 strings or so. If I have two of the same color, I can criss-cross under a buckle, otherwise, it can be used for odd strand bracelets. The shorter ones come in handy for smaller bracelets 10-12 strings or so and sometimes larger bracelets if you have strings that are onl used for a few knots in a pattern. As kleinevos mentioned, they can be used for Alphas and just recently, I used scraps for extending strings that ended up too short.
RE: Use for Leftover Embroidery Floss by mjonquil13 1 year ago

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oh I so need to learn how to extend the short ones too. I have issues with that.
RE: Use for Leftover Embroidery Floss by KnotterHolic (moderator) 1 year ago

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They could be used for many minor projects. I use my leftovers for making bracelet buckles at the top, closures, smaller bracelet patterns, alpha background strings etc and lot many more. I prefer not throwing them out cuz they do come in handy from time to time :)
RE: Use for Leftover Embroidery Floss by kleinevos (moderator) 1 year ago

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http://friendship-bracelets.net/tutorial.php?id=4085
http://friendship-bracelets.net/tutorial.php?id=3961
The first one is for the butterflies, the second for the turtles.
Right now I 'm making a (very small)wallhanger and my scraps come in very handy for finishing the edges around it!
RE: Use for Leftover Embroidery Floss by bracelet_09 1 year ago

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You could take one on the longer pieces and if it fits around your wrist great angle with the smaller ones start making a Chinese staircase-you could also just tale a fresh piece of string and use scrap on that
Hope this helped
RE: Use for Leftover Embroidery Floss by iheartmrbump 1 year ago

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i use mine to test out patterns and make in to keychains
RE: Use for Leftover Embroidery Floss by sharasymbolique 1 year ago

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i use my leftovers to make rings...though i haven't get around to finish those; but when i do, i wish to share pics here but the question is...where in this site?
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