Saturday, August 7, 2010
Cuff Bracelet Tutorial
I made this for my sister for her birthday. It was really easy, and can be made with small scraps of fabric. Here is what you will need:
Scrap of Fabric.
Step 1 - Measure your wrist.
Step 2: Cut four strips of fabric:
2 cuff strips - 4" x your wrist measurement plus 2"(more or less depending on how loose you want the bracelet)
1 ruffle strip - 2" x twice your wrist measurement
1 loop strip - 1" x 6"
Repeat this process with the 1" loop piece. Turn both pieces right side out and press.
Step 5: Adjust the tension in the ruffle and make sure it is the same length as the cuff. Pin the ruffle to the edge of one cuff piece - align the edges of the ruffle and the cuff piece.
Step 7: Lay it on top of the other cuff piece, right sides together. Pin them together, then stitch along that side with the ruffle.
Step 11: Hand sew the buttons onto the open end side. Only sew through the top layer - that way you won't see any stitching on the back of the bracelet. Now it is time to close the bracelet.
or be a good friend and give it as a gift. Happy Weekend!