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I love the look of leather! Not only are leather accessories trendy right now, but they can also be very expensive. You can create your own DIY Leather Bracelet with minimal sewing, a little cutting, and some imagination. The best part, you can do it for a lot cheaper than what you could find in a store or boutique!
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A DIY Leather Bracelet of Your Very Own!
A DIY Leather Cuff is the perfect way to jazz up your wardrobe for spring! It requires minimal supplies and because leather doesn’t fray, the only sewing required is putting on the buttons.
When choosing your leather, pick something very soft and pliable. Leather that is too stiff and rigid will not be able to wrap around your wrist and attach with buttons.
To begin, cut your leather to fit your wrist. I cut my leather to 9 inches long by 2 ½ inches wide. Then, using your ruler, measure in on each end of your bracelet by 2 inches and mark with your pencil.
Next, measure the stamps you are using. At the 2 inch point on each end, mark your leather with ample space for your stamps. My stamps required about 3/8 inch of space.
To create your cutting lines, connect your points on each end by using your ruler and pencil. Don’t cut your leather yet!
Next, find a quote or poem with just the right amount of words to fit on your bracelet. To test it out, you can stamp your quote on a piece of paper first. I found my quote on Pinterest.
Using the lines you as a guide, stamp your leather using your waterproof ink. You cannot mess this up! If your stamping is not perfect, even better! This is a handmade item that is supposed to have flaws and imperfections. That’s what makes it more beautiful!
Next, cut the lines on your leather to give the bracelet it’s fringy/bangle look. Take lots of care when you do this and make sure you cut perfectly straight!
Erase any remaining pencil lines using a few swipes with a pencil eraser.
To find out the perfect placement for your buttons, place the bracelet on your wrist and measure out where they should go. Attach the buttons using a needle and thread. Cut the button holes with your scissors.
That’s it! The perfectly unique DIY Stamped Leather Cuff is that quick and easy to make! This makes a wonderful handmade gift or an easy accessory to add to your own wardrobe.
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