Reported by Maria del Pinto
The Fashion Loom is a very easy-to-use kit for making the popular rubber band jewelry pieces, following in the wake of the craze created by the Rainbow Loom.
What makes the Fashion Loom different from other looms is that it comes apart, so that weavers can use it to create unique weaves. The parts snap together and allow the weaver to make single pattern and wide pattern rubber band bracelets.
The Fashion Loom kit includes everything you need to start weaving, and I was impressed with the quality of the rubber bands in this kit. They were pretty strong and did not snap easily which is a problem I’ve have had with trying some other kits with my daughter.
The kit includes:
- A plastic adjustable loom
- Over 600 colorful latex free rubber bands
- An instruction sheet with several patterns
- A crochet hook
This kit is so easy to use and you are truly limited only by your own imagination. Once again, the loom itself is adjustable so you can do different weaves on it. The parts have snaps to make it easy to attach one to another.
The Kit also includes some great step-by-step directions which are really easy to follow. I like that they are color photos which made it easier for my daughter to follow.
The patterns included in this kit are:
- Split Rhombus Pattern
- Triple Single Pattern
- Rhombus Pattern
- Single Pattern
- Diamond Pattern
Below is a picture of the bracelet my daughter made using the single pattern. It took her about 5 minutes to make.
The included patterns are a great start, and it is so easy to use the loom to follow patterns from some of the rubber band looming books that are available on Amazon like the book “Totally Awesome Rubberband Jewelry” by Colleen Dorsey.
My daughter and I loved the versatility of the Fashion Loom and the excellent selection of rubber bands the kit provided us. This was a great investment at under $10.
What are some of your kids’ favorite patterns to follow in making rubber band jewelry?