Sunday, July 12, 2015

Finally a use for the tiniest fabric scraps

After making the Gibbous inspired bustle skirt, I wanted to make more items in the same style. To start, I put together a matching distressed cuff.

This was a pretty fun and quick project. I made a base rectangle a bit shorter than the distance around my wrist, then layered scraps over it until I liked how it looked. I added some ribbons, beads and buttons by hand to finish it off.

Originally I planned to have the cuff tie on with this ribbon, but I didn't consider how difficult it would be to tie a bow with one hand. I added a piece of elastic on the underside to hold the cuff on while typing the bow. This works, but isn't the prettiest. Next time I make one of these, I plan to use a button and loop to fasten it.

You can see here the base is another piece of the denim I used for the skirt and an outside layer made out of a leftover scrap.

I bought these buttons for a different project but they ended up being the wrong color. I still think they're nice, so I'm glad I found another use for them.

I hope to make some more of these cuffs for sale, but I've really been slacking lately with sewing. I need to work on that!