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I love this cuff for many reasons, but the top two are that it requires no sewing and you can throw it together in about 30 minutes!
All right . . . let's get started! Here is what you need:
-tulle (the piece I used was 4"x24")
-piece of felt (mine was 1"x7" . . . yours will depend on the size of your wrist)
-scrap of material (mine was about 7"x20")
-hook and eye clasp
-hot glue gun
First, rip your material into 1"x24" pieces . . . I ripped mine because I like the unfinished edge, but if you would rather cut it that works too!
Roll your strips into Fabric Rosettes (if you have never made these before, I love this tutorial over at Little Birdie Secrets. You will need to have enough rosettes to cover your strip of felt (I had to make a little one on the end!). When you measure your wrist with the piece of felt, make sure it is a little loose. You don't want this cuff to be too tight. You can always trim it down if you want to.
Now glue your hook and eye closures to your piece of felt (one at each end). At first I tried to sew them on by hand, but it took too long and felt and hot glue just go together so perfectly . . . so I glued it on.
I added a tiny piece of felt on top, just for a little bit of extra stability.
Now take your piece of tulle and starting on one end of your felt, put a tiny dab of glue and stick your tulle down.
There really is no rhyme or reason to how you do the tulle . . . I just kind of went back and forth in a zig-zag pattern, gluing it down every now and then (I totally can't take credit for this tulle idea . . . my cute sis-in-law Aleisha is the genius behind it!). (Note: You will get burned when working with hot glue and tulle. Just keep in mind that it does not need to be glued on too much- you will glue the rosettes on top of the tulle and it will help bind everything together!)
Now start gluing the rosettes on. You want them to be close together and touching.
Make sure you put a lot of glue IN-BETWEEN each rosette or this will happen when you put it on!
Ta da! There you go! I know that my little rosette looks kind of silly, but thankfully it will be on the bottom of my wrist and no one will see it.
So fun for summer!
And isn't my four year old daughter such a cute little wrist model?
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