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Topic: How to Make Cuff bracelets make me drooool.....Now Wiv TUTORIAL!! yey  (Read 54513 times)
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« on: June 21, 2006 12:50:15 PM »

voila!  I've made a million cuffs for a craft fair I'll be selling my shtuff at, so I wanted to show some of them off!  And no, not all million are the same size!  Too weird that the four I chose are all the same size!

I LOVE painting stencils on them!  I kinda borrowed the "little animal stuck in a circle" idea from a tote that Rosali made for Lisiepeasie for the 2006 Wishlist Gallery (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=88135.10)!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c317/bubbatink/cuffsgalore.jpg





Here's a crazy tutorial with way too many pictures!

1. Make a pattern to whatever size you want.  I suggest adding about 1 or 1/2 inches to your wrist measurement to make the length.


2. Cut your shape out and leave about 1/4 inch (or a little more) for seam allowance, but leave the seam allowance for one of the ends at about 1/2 an inch. (in the pic it's the end on the left)


3. Cut out some fusible interfacing, and iron it on!
   

4. Do the last three steps on your backing fabric, and place both parts face to face, so that the interfacing faces out.  Pin them together! (there's a red cross on the stripey fabric cos I stenciled it on...)
   

5. Sew them togever!  I used my serger, but you can definately use your sewing machine.  ONLY SEW THREE SIDES!!!  You'll need the third side open so that you can turn it right-side out.  Since my serger doesn't sew the tightest stitches (I'm still working on that), I reinforce it with my sewing machine (pic #2) so that when you turn it inside out you don't see the stitches.
     

6. Turn it inside out, and poke the corners from the inside with something pointy so that they point out nicely. I use my serger tweezers cos they're not too sharp, and cos they're nice and long!  You can use scissors, but be careful not to pierce the fabric.
   

7. Now fold the edges of the open side in, and pin it.
   

8. Sew closely along all the edges so that it stays nice and flat.


9. Go to www.snapsource.com and buy some snaps!!  I use size 16.  And don't forget to buy the snap setter, too!  I forgot...it sucked for a week...And hammer away!


10. Voila!  A beautiful two-sided cuff!  You can of course stencil something on the back too, but I didn't wanna. (and the cuff isn't really that wonky, I just took the pic from a lower angle)
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I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2006 12:54:37 PM »

Ms. Pacman kicks so much ass it's not even funny!  The others are gorgeous as well-- great work bubba*tink!
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2006 01:40:54 PM »

The Ms. Pacman is pure genius.  The others are nice too. Good luck at the fair!
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2006 03:01:51 PM »

nice! all of the them are great
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2006 09:25:23 PM »

They are all so cute!
I absolutly love the first one.
The Mrs. Pacman one... SO CUTE!
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2006 12:56:17 AM »

Ahhh! I'm so stealing the Ms. Pacman one... seriously. If you find it missing tomorrow, it was me.

Anyway... how do you go about making those? Any special way?
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2006 09:02:41 AM »

Thanks so much, guys, very sweet of you!!  Grin

Anyway... how do you go about making those? Any special way?

nope, no special way.  I just cut out two identical rectangular shapes (I make patterns for them in all different heights and lengths) and iron on some fusible interfacing to make the fabric sturdier.  Then I put right sides together and sew along three edges, leaving one side open to that you can pull it right side out.  Then I fold the edges in of the open side and sew along all four sides so that it lays nice and flat.  Then add le snaps, et voila!  C'est fini! Cheesy
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I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2006 11:25:25 AM »

I love them all but I reallly love the first two!!The Ms.Pacman and the swirly design are fantastic !!
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2006 08:14:19 PM »

Im in love with the ms. pacman one just like everyone else!!!
Ahhh! I'm so stealing the Ms. Pacman one... seriously. If you find it missing tomorrow, it was me.


not if i beat you to it!!! Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2006 07:13:31 PM »

you should'a seen it, people were ripping each others throats out for the pacman one!  good thing I made a couple (heehee) Grin
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I can tell you, Fall is composed of

1 part dead fish smell
1 part wet leaves
1 part arctic chilled air (not winter chilled variety)
2 parts crunchy walking
a pinch very cold rain
some apples you picked yourself
a few very still moments
a good deal of inner reflection
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