How to Make a Recycled Fabric Cuff

comments (4) April 14th, 2009     

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leethal Lee Meredith, contributor
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Use some recycled fabric to make a custom cuff for your wrist!
Ive made tons of these, since they are a quick, fun project with so much possibility!
Two contrasting thread colors add interest.
Use some recycled fabric to make a custom cuff for your wrist!

Use some recycled fabric to make a custom cuff for your wrist!

Photo: Lee Meredith
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If you pay attention to both the top and bottom fabric and thread colors, you can end up with a reversible cuff. I've made some with one side being a dark fabric/light thread and the other side a light fabric/dark thread; with a Velcro closure, they are totally reversible!


Here's the back of mine, with orange thread.

I decided to use a snap for the closure on this one—a good choice for triangle-shaped cuffs. I use a wooden spool to hammer on my snap parts.


An old wooden spool is a great tool for snap installation.

And it's done!


My new recycled denim, asymmetrical, topstitched, snappy cuff!

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posted in: bracelet, fabric, wearable, recycle, cuff, denim, wrist, snap, velcro

Comments (4)

Lynneathecraftyone writes: OHHHH I will be making this one in the next few hours! LOVE IT~
Posted: 11:25 am on April 24th
ficklesticks writes: fabric jewelry is where it's at, baby! No metal allergies, no worrying about treatment of diamond miners, no great expense, washable, and best of all, we can make it ourselves, any kind of way we want! Check out ficklesticks.etsy.com or stickballstudio.com for some other fabric jewelry ideas
Posted: 7:35 am on August 27th
smartstyle writes: So cool and so smart and the same time!!! Thanks so much!!!
Posted: 6:58 pm on May 17th
NanaCuellar writes: oh, this cuff is just amazing! and i love the other versions of it in the big picture.
Posted: 9:26 am on April 14th
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