Hi everyone–just finished and mailed this altered fabric cuff to my niece who is turning 24. It’s been a little while since I’ve made one of these and while they’re usually a little “frilly” and more feminine, I tried to keep it more on the punk/darker side as that fits her better.
I wish the photos came out better. Struggled with the loop for the closure and undid/redid it about 3 times but think the end result was good.
I didn’t line this one but am working on another one now which I plan to line. I’m pretty happy with the result and like “fast projects”. Such a feeling of satisfaction in a single day vs. many when I’m upcycling clothes or some of the bags I do!
This is really cool! I bet she loves it!
Thanks very much–I hope so!
Great upcycle! And I like the addition of lighter color fabrics so it’s not so dark and you can see the dimension
This is so fun and funky! I love the mix of materials and texture.
This is very ‘punk chic.’ It is nice to have some fast projects, especially in the midst of longer, more involved projects. I look forward to seeing the next cuff you come up with.
Congrats! Your Punk Fabric Cuff is one of this week’s featured projects. Way to go!
Thanks very much, @bethntim --you’re right about that dark/light contrast even though I didn’t plan it that way. I LOVE texture, @Abbeeroad so good for you for noticing. And yes, @AudiobookLover you’re right, fast projects sprinkled into the middle of longer ones are a nice break. I’m nearly done the second cuff so will post it soon. Thanks!
@kittykill wow, that’s incredible! Thanks very much. I’ll check that out soon and am very grateful.
I love this. Any plans for a tutorial?
Hmmm, maybe someday! Unfortunately, I tend to make things differently each time I create and grab things and go with ideas spontaneously…it would be a little tricky to recreate this one. BUT I did find this awesome seamstress/instructor online, Stitches by Julia, who focuses on upcycling. These cuffs are fun and her instruction is clear. Maybe it would help?