I had never attempted to sew a bracelet of any kind until I decided to make one for the She’s Worth It campaign. I had a picture in my mind of what I wanted it my fabric cuff to look like, and wouldn’t you know it, it actually turned out exactly the way I hoped it would! This, my friends, does not happen too often, so I am really happy! I thought I’d put together a quick tutorial for you incase you wanted to sew one for She’s Worth It (or for yourself or a friend).
What you’ll need:
- two pieces of fabric measuring 2″x8″
- one piece of muslin (or other solid colored fabric) measuring 1-1/2″x4″
- two pieces of lightweight fusible interfacing measuring 1-1/2″x7″
- four pieces of leather cord, bias tape, or ribbon
- alphabet stamps and ink
Apply fusible interfacing to the wrong side of both pieces of fabric.
Stamp your message onto the piece of white or solid colored fabric.
With a very tight zig zag stitch, sew the message to the center of one of the interfaced pieces of fabric. This is the front piece of the fabric cuff.
Baste the leather cords, ribbons, or whatever you’re using as ties, to the right side of the front piece of the cuff. You will baste two of them to each short side, about 3/4″ in from the long edges.
With right sides together, sew the two fabric pieces together. Stitch up one long side, pivot, sew along the top short side, pivot, and sew down the second long side. Make sure that the cords at the top short side are tucked into the inside so that they will end up on the outside of the cuff when it’s turned right side out. Use a 1/4″ seam allowance on the long sides and 1/2″ allowance on the short side, doubling back over the cords to secure them better. Trim corners and short edge.
Turn cuff right side out, tuck in the raw edges of the unsewn short side, and top stitch around the entire cuff.
This cuff is so easy to make! It really takes hardly any time at all and looks really cute on. There are endless possibilities for fabric combinations and messages that you can use. Your fabric cuff can be so personal or it can be funny or edgy… whatever you want it to be! How fun is that?
Have fun making your fabric cuff!