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Dress with Braided Fabric Straps

girl in braided dress

Photography: Raymond Hom

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2010


Braid colorful strips of fabric to make a bright detail for a dress. It's also a colorful alternative to replacing a drawstring.


  • 3 strips of 2-inch-wide cotton fabric

  • Safety pin


  1. Cut or rip 3 strips of 2-inch-wide fabric.

  2. Knot the ends, and braid.

  3. Fasten loose ends with a safety pin, and thread through a drawstring channel.

  4. Remove pin; knot ends.

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