How to Make Cuff Bracelets From Fabric & Lace

Save

Cuff bracelets fit snugly on the wrist and, unlike bangles or chains, do not shift around. While they are commonly made from metals, beads, resin and even wood, some enchanting cuff bracelets are made of unexpected materials like fabric and lace. Because they are available in an assortment of colors, patterns and textures, fabric and lace are an ideal bracelet-crafting material. These fabric and lace bracelets make great handmade gifts for bridesmaids from a crafty bride.

Things You'll Need

  • Assorted fabric pieces
  • Assorted lace pieces
  • Measuring tape
  • Iron
  • Buttons
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Elastic, ¼-inch wide
  • Beads, charms and other embellishments
  • Wrap measuring tape around your wrist to measure your wrist circumference.

  • Cut one strip of fabric and one strip of lace long enough to fit around your wrist and 3 inches wide. Stack the lace strip on the fabric strip.

  • Flip the fabric over so the lace-embellished side is facing down. Turn the edges over ¼ inch along the top and bottom of the cuff and press with a hot iron.Turn and press the cuff ends. Hem all folded edges in place by sewing with a needle and thread.

  • Flip the fabric back over so it is right side up. Create a clasp for the cuff with a button and a small elastic loop. Sew a button on one end. Cut a portion of elastic long enough to make a loop that fits snugly over the button, and sew it on the other end.

  • Embellish the fabric and lace cuff with beads, charms, sequins, tiny bells or other trinkets by hand sewing them onto the outside of the cuff with a needle and thread.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make bracelets with a variety of fabrics, such as cotton, denim, jersey, and canvas.
  • Experiment with the positioning of the lace on the fabric; bunch it up, arrange it in a zigzag pattern or use it as edging.
  • For a more funky look, leave the edges of the fabric cuff raw and slightly frayed, rather than hemming them.
  • Use thread that contrasts with the colors of the fabric and lace for a dynamic design.
  • Instead of making a clasp with a button and a loop of elastic, use metal snaps or Velcro.

References

  • Photo Credit Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Resources

You May Also Like

  • How to Make Cuff Bracelets

    You love the look for the bold, brazen cuff bracelets and you wish you had dozens of them to match your every...

  • How to Make Fabric Jewelry

    Fabric scraps have many creative uses if you use your imagination. One interesting use for small bits of fabric is making fabric...

  • How to Make a French Cuff

    French cuffs create an elegant finish to sleeves. Unlike more traditional cuffs, the french cuff folds over itself and buttons at the...

  • How to Make Fabric Bracelets

    Not only do your choices in clothing set you apart from the crowd, the accessories you choose to pair with said clothing...

  • How to Make a Fabric Book Cover

    Use this book cover to "dress up" a paperback novel or any other book. Choose fabrics that are mid- to heavyweight.

Related Searches

Check It Out

DIY Wood Transfer Christmas Ornaments

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!