I am so excited to be here today!
My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes.
Over at Flamingo Toes I love doing jewelry and sewing projects. And the best of both worlds is a project that combines my two favorite things! These sweet Ribbon Bracelet Cuffs are so easy to do and fun to customize with different ribbons and trims!
These ribbon cuff bracelets are a pretty combination of ribbon, leather, zipper trim, and some sweet little beads!
I have been drooling over The Ribbon Retreat’s selection of Jacquard ribbons – especially the Amy Butler and Ana Maria Horner lines. I just knew they’d be perfect for jewelry – well, they’re pretty perfect for anything. But the colors and designs make up great bracelets!
Ready for the tutorial?
You’ll need for each bracelet:
- 9″ of ribbon
- Zipper trim (two 8″ pieces)
- Leather piece – 8 1/4″ x width of ribbon
- Beaded Gem
- Fusible Tape
- Snap Set
Begin by cutting out your leather and zipper pieces. You’ll want the zipper pieces just a little shorter than the leather piece. I cut my leather 8 1/4″ x 1″ for this bracelet.
Cut two lengths of fusible tape just a little shorter than the zipper pieces. Lay a piece of fusible web on the wrong side of the leather. Lay the zipper pieces over this and press down lightly.
Cut another piece of fusible tape and lay over the zipper pieces. Cut your ribbon about 9″. Lay it over the fusible tape and fold the ends under to hide the raw edges. Press lightly again.
This will help hold the ribbon and leather in place while you sew.
Using a leather needle on your machine, sew the cuff together all the way around, just inside the leather edge. I found that the piece went through the machine much easier with the leather facing up.
Add your snap pieces to each end of the cuff, according to the snap instructions.
Now glue on your little beaded gem in the center of the bracelet. I used E-6000. Allow to dry at least 12 hours – 24 is better, and place something heavy on the gem to hold it tightly to the cuff. You want that gem glued on as tightly as possible before you start curving the cuff to wear it.
And that’s all there is to it! You can make these up in fun color combinations! With the narrower ribbon you’ll want to cut your leather piece to fit the width, and also trim the zipper tape so that it doesn’t overlap. So fun.
I hope you like them!
I’d love for you to stop by Flamingo Toes sometime – here are a few of my favorite recent projects.
Thank you Bev…and WOW, those are so cute and perfect for every fashionista! I love those bracelets. What a perfect accessory for every outfit. I love how Bev has transformed a piece of ribbon into a beautiful piece of jewelry. Ribbon is extremely versatile and can be used in so many different ways, and Bev showed us a perfect example of just that with these terrific bracelets.
Bev is beyond talented and is amazing at creating all kinds of jewelry, and she is an amazing seamstress! We are so excited to have her here with us today! She would love you to stop by and pay her a visit at Flamingo Toes to see all of her wonderful creations.