I love wrist cuffs, so I wanted to share with you how to make them. Now you can have super cute accessories to go with all your outfits.
Measure your wrist. Mine was 7 inches around. You will need to add 2 inches to this measurement so you will have room to add a button.
Take out the fabric you would like to use. This can be scraps from your scrap bin, or any other fabric you like. Lay your measuring tape flat on the fabric and measure out your wrist measurement + 2 inches. Mark with chalk.
Now use your measuring tape to measure out 3 inches from the top of your fabric. This will be the height of your wrist cuff.
This is what your fabric should look like.
Now cut out your fabric. You will need two pieces. If your fabric was folded in half, you will have two. If you are using scraps from your scrap bin, make sure to measure and cut two pieces.
Now you'll need to cut out 1 piece of fusible interfacing (in the above measurements), which you will attach to one piece of your fabric. This will help make your cuff a bit sturdier.
Iron your fusible interfacing onto 1 piece of your wrist cuff.
Now place your fabric pieces right sides together, and sew along the outside edges. Make sure you leave a small hole somewhere on the cuff so you can turn it right side out. I left my hole open on the long side of the rectangle.
Clip the corners of the cuff so the corners will be crisp.
Turn your cuff right side out, and sort of fold in the small seam allowance on the hole you left open.
Stitch all the way around the edge of the cuff. This closes the hole in the cuff and makes the edges look nicer. You can also use a zig zag stitch for this.
Now mark an inch in from the edge of the cuff end. This is where the button hole will be stitched. Make sure you mark the button width as well.
Place your button in your button hole foot, and line up the foot with your marks. Stitch your button hole.
Now use your seam ripper to slice out the center of the button hole.
Now attach your button to the other end of the cuff, about 1/2 inch in from the end of the cuff.
Ta Da! You now have a super cute wrist cuff. You can embellish it with whatever you want as well. Hot set rhinestones and iron on appliques work really well.