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DIY Shabby Chic Velcro Wrist Restraints
Ever think about making these, because the pre-made ones either look uncomfortable or are crazy expensive?
Me too.
So I thought I'd give it a shot. I used nothing but scraps from other projects, so this didn't cost me anything.. but would still be really cheap for new materials.
I'm pleased with how they turned out but will probably make more once I find the right faux fur or something. Let me know what you think!

Posted by Gorey DeTails from United States • Published See Gorey DeTails's 15 projects »
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  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure around your wrist.
    I got 7". We'll call this measurement "X".

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure out your pieces. You'll need:
    two "bodies"
    If you're using a thicker material such as vinyl or thick velvet you'll need two strips for each side that make up the 'body' and measure (X+2) by 6. Since X for me is 7 inches, mine would measure 9 x 6. If you're quilting the center, like I did you'll need a topside and a backside, and of course, batting.
    Two "Straps"
    You can use webbing or wide nylon chord, too. Just burn the edges after cutting to prevent unraveling. These should measure about (X+4) by 2. Since mine was 7", that makes my strip 11 by 2.
    Optional Binding:
    If you're making a quilted one like mine, you will also need enough binding for the circumference of both cuffs.
    The fabric I used was exceptionally thin, so I doubled-up on it.

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 3
    Step 3

    Iron everything flat.
    If your 'bodies' are of a tougher material, iron the crease in the middle with the "right" sides together.
    If you cut your straps rather than using a nylon strap, iron those in half with the "right" sides together.
    Skip to # 9 unless you're doing the quilted version.

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 4
    Step 4

    If you're making the quilty one, don't forget the binding! I cut mine at about 2" wide. Iron your binding in half if you want, wrong sides together.
    Double fold bias tape is also a nice option.

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 5
    Step 5

    Prepare for top stitching: Pin the top, batting, and backing together, making sure all three layers are aligned.

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 6
    Step 6

    Apply top stitching to both cuff bodies. This is a nice opportunity to experiment with freeform quilting since its a nice small piece and your work won't show too much.

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach binding, all the way around. There are some really great youtube videos concerning a clean-looking binding and for joining the ends of your binding.

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 8
    Step 8

    Ta-da!
    You did this to the other side, too, right?

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 9
    Step 9

    If you're using a thicker (unquilted) material, stitch up the long, open side and turn it right-side-out. Press the body so that the seam runs right down the middle of one side. You will hide this seam with the thinner strip. Then, flip a small edge of the tube in on itself and sew it shut on both sides.

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 10
    Step 10

    Attach the ROUGHER side of the Velcro to one side of a strip by stitching all the way around the perimeter. If you're using a wider strip, make an X through the center with straight stitch.
    Velcro should be about 4"... I was using some scraps and butted two pieces together that measured about 3 3/4"

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pin & stitch your strip to the body. Just stitch the perimeter of the Velcro - not the entire strip!

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 12
    Step 12

    Slide the D ring up the strip to butt up against the Velcro seam.. continue sewing strip to the other half of the cuff.. leaving a little bubble in the strip over the D ring (so that when it's bent over a wrist, the cuff doesn't buckle). A length of the strip will hang over the edge of the cuff.

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 13
    Step 13

    Flip the cuff over. Attach the FUZZY side of the Velcro to the other side of the strip. Again... on the *opposite* side of the cuff than the D ring.
    Mine is two different colors because I was using leftovers from two different projects.

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 14
    Step 14

    ... Trim all of your threads... Hopefully your thread matches your fabric, unlike mine.

  • How to make a wristband. Bondage Cuffs - Step 15
    Step 15

    You're done!

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DideRosa
DideRosa · Wickede, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE

of course i need them *blush

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Kiah R.
Kiah R. · Edmonton, Alberta

^___^ I am making these in the summer >^< heck yes!
Thanks for posting this how to, I am excited >^<

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Maria H.
Maria H. · Sundsvall, Medelpad, Sweden

This is the first time I've ever seen "shabby chic" and "bondage" used in the same sentence... XD

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Kelly B.
Kelly B. · Baton Rouge, Louisiana · 7 projects

NICE!

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Sweet C.
Sweet C. · Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, CL · 5 projects

hi! i looooooved your project!!!! never thought of doing the cuffs myself!!!

thanks for the tutorial! :D

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Gorey DeTails
Gorey DeTails · Portland, OR, OR, United States · 16 projects

Thanks! They're actually more of a red color, but I have awful lighting in my apartment. I'll make more soon and post some new pictures. I'm glad you like it!

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North-Holland, Netherlands · 108 projects

love this, awesome, love the bright orange colour and the style.
very cool. totally not the bad illness look of the others.LOL
i have made some myself , but i noticed that i had to use something else so i bought the black protectings for skaters and it looks cool too, less expensive, i weare it only at night and when the inflammations are to bad during the day.
well done, i must think of making this.
thank you for your great tute and the sharing, really love it!!!!!;-D

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Trickypixie1208 P.
Trickypixie1208 P. · , Maryland, United States · 12 projects

love love love it..those damn things well made are expensive..never really thought to make them...you could even do a collar..and well leg ones

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