2.15.2012

How to Make Pleated Cuffs {Tutorial}

Hey guys!! I have a really great tutorial for you today! I have been loving pleats lately - and I thought it would be so fun to make some cuffs. I shared this tutorial last week over at Brassy Apple but just in case you missed it - here it is!



I love pleats and cuffs so why not combine them together and make a pleated cuff??!!



First, lets grab some fabric and tear off a piece – mine are two inches wide. I tore each side so they would be frayed on both sides. I wanted them to look a little bit rougher.



Then I got to work folding down my fabric and making the pleats. Since I wanted mine a bit rougher I didn’t measure and just {eyed} it but if you want yours exact, just lay a ruler down next to your fabric to help you – then I sewed a straight line down each side – I backward stitched on each end on both sides.



Using my Snap tool that I bought at hobby lobby – I attached snaps to the ends. Make sure you measure first and fold your fabric over to the size that you need to fit around your wrist. If you need a tutorial to attach snaps – check it out here!



After you have your snaps in place you are finished with the cuff! But I thought that mine solid colors were pretty plain and wanted something to {pretty} them up a bit –



- so I headed to my scrapbooking supplies and found some really cute fabric flowers and used those. They are sticky on the backside so they stuck right to my fabric – but I added a little bit of fabric tac to make sure they stay -



I la la la love the fun little fabric flowers and the “umph” they add to the cuffs. I really love the orange, brown, green, yellow and blue one I added to the yellow – it is just so fun, happy and bright! But the green one is darling too – ohhh – it is so hard to decide!!

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So run to your fabric stash and find the most fun fabric you have and whip up a bunch of these – you will love them!!
 
I made a few more but instead of using snaps – I used velcro and stitched the velcro onto each side and they work just as well so if you don’t have the snap tool or snaps – don’t be discouraged, just use velcro! I also think it would be cute to do a fun fabric and then add a darling button! There are so many cute possibilities!!



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19 comments:

Ashley Gillett said...

Those cuffs are too cute! Thanks for stopping by the mulberry tree. Love your blog!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

I totally love your pleated cuffs! Thanks for stopping by!!! I'm excited to be your newest linky and gfc follower!!! XO, Aimee

candy's clothes closet said...

ToTally Love, Love, These Cuffs! I love the flowers too:) Thanks for sharing. Maybe I could use a velcro closure since I don't have the tools to do a snap. Do you have an etsy shop? Stay Fashionable! Love,Candy

The Crafted Sparrow said...

Stopped by to say hello. Cute Idea. Thanks again for stopping by to say hello to me at The Crafted Sparrow today. :)

Brooke said...

How cute! I might have to try making these. Not that I can sew, I just pretend...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. I hope you get a chance to make the Pumpkin Pudding Cake. It really is to die for if you're a pumpkin fan.

Michelle Johnnie said...

I saw these at Brassy Apple and LOVED them! I'm so excited to share them with my readers. Featuring these tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Ashley @ A Crafty House said...

These are so cute... Love love them! I came by from Someday Crafts and love your blog!

Karla said...

OMG these are so cute. I love them and going to gave to give them a try sometime. Thanks for visiting. :)

Netties Expressions said...

These are so darling!

Christine said...

Fantastic Amanda!!!! The cuffs are soooo pretty!!

I sure hope you'll link up over at The DIY Dreamer!!
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-3.html

Haydee said...

I love these! Beautifully done..so clever..

Jenn said...

I would totally pay money for a few of these - they are so cute!

Lindsi B said...

I'd love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/fun-stuff-fridays-11.html

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

These are so friggin' cute! I would buy one too! Have you thought of opening an etsy store?

{northern cottage} said...

awesome project....soooo pretty - you totally drew me in with ruffle and fray - what a great combo! xo

www.NorthernCottage.net

p.s. i'm now your newest linky follower - would love to have ya pop by anytime!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I have been waiting for you to post these over here--I LOVE THEM!! So dang cute! And thank you, thank you for NOT having word verification.

Six Sisters said...

This is adorable! We would love you to come share this at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com

Cassidy said...

So cute!! LOVE these!

http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

Lolly Jane said...

I don't know how I missed this... love! These are soooooo cute!!!! :)
xoxo

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