Learn how to make name bracelets
with your new Alpha Loom!
Alpha Loom Video instructions (above)
Free printable instructions below.
Loom n Bands will feature all of the best new Alpha Loom bracelets to make with your new Alpha Loom by Rainbow Loom. Loom n” Bands is your go-to Blog to get FREE ready made Alpha Loom Bracelet pixel art design Templates! The Alpha Loom comes with grid templates for making your own name bracelet and picture designs. Making your own patterns is fun and easy. But for quick and easy patterns you can view my selection of FREE Alpha Loom Pixel Art designs here. Feel free to download or Print the Templates. Watch a few video tutorials to learn how to make new Alpha Loom bracelets you’ll be proud of. Once you get familiar with how to make name bracelets with Alpha Loom, you’ll want to start using the 7 row grid template that comes with the kit to start making your own pixel designs. Or choose from any of the FREE pixel design here on loom n bands.
To get you started with your first Alpha Loom name bracelet I’ve chosen the “How To Make The Classic Alpha Loom Bracelet” by Rob at Justin’s Toys. See the tutorial above. Rob will get you familiar with the Alpha Loom and using the comb to hook your loom bands onto the 7 pegs. You’ll discover how to use the templates to see which colors to use to get the letters or symbols looking good on your bracelets. Feel free to print out the Instructions below. Click on the button to print.
It’s pretty easy to understand after you get the hang of it. There’s 7 pegs on the Alpha Loom and the template has a grid of 7 small boxes in a row. When you lay out the template you’ll see the first vertical (up and down) row of 7 small boxes on the grid. Those 7 are your first row of colors, each small box will have it’s own color. And each small box in the grid represents a single pair of pegs on your Alpha Loom, pegs 1 -7.
Download and Print Steps 1-3 click:
In this bracelet pattern, the first 4 columns (before the blue letter A) are white bands. Rob will not start with a blue band until he gets to column 5 – row 2. To start placing your bands on the Alpha Loom, you’ll start with box 1 in column 1 and wrap your first white band on the Alpha Loom first top pair of pegs. Important to remember: All first 7 rubber bands get twisted into an figure eight on the pegs. Then go down to your next box, in this pattern the color is white, so you’ll place a white rubber band on the second pair of pegs. Continue to go down each row until you’ve completed row 1 -7 in column 1.
After you’ve completed your first seven rows, it’s time to add a clear connector band to the left side of all seven pegs. The clear connector band only goes on 1 side of the loom (over 7 pegs). Now with your connector band on it’s time to start with column 2 and go down all 7 rows with which ever color is indicated in the boxes. In this case were still working with white bands. Important to remember: This time you will not twist any of the rubber bands! Twisting is only for the first set of bands on the loom.
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Now that you’ve completed your second row of bands. It’s time to bring your connector band to the middle. Use the hook or comb to grab it, then carefully bring it to the middle. After that, it’s time to use your Alpha Loom comb and grab all 7 bottom rubber bands and carefully bring them up and over the pegs to the middle. Do this for both sides. Then use the comb to push all the bands down. Then replace a new clear connector band on all 7 left pegs. Now you are finished hooking. You’re ready to start on column 3 placing down another 7 rows of bands onto the Alpha Loom. When your done with all seven rows of column 3 repeat step 2 above. Then Keep repeating these steps until you’ve moved all across the bracelet template. Please watch the video tutorial carefully on how to close your bracelet.
If you’re going to follow Robs tutorial, then you’ll be making letters. After learning how to make the Classic Alpha Loom Bracelet you’ll be able to design your own templates by coloring in the small boxes on the grid with letters or symbols of your choice!
Tip: In the tutorial Rob holds the Alpha Loom with the extended circle to the right. But if you hold the Alpha Loom with the circle facing down, (as shown in the above graphics) it will make it easier to line up your Alpha Loom exactly with your pattern for easy visual learning. The most important thing is to use the circle as your guide to the TOP of the bracelet. You want to always be working from the Top to the bottom of your grid. From row 1 to row 7. You’ll repeat that throughout you bracelet. And weather you hold it to the right, or facing up or down, just be consistent throughout the whole bracelet. I do recommend that you learn to use the Alpha Loom as instructed in the video. Learning both ways will make reading or using any template a breeze!
FREE ready made colored Pixel art templates – click below
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