Celebrate the Jelly Roll! How to make a quick cuff bracelet
September 23, 2011 by robiedodson
Oh my stinking gosh, I have fallen
sew so far behind in my National Sewing Month’s SO Celebrate Sewing…please excuse me! Apparently, life with a Kindergartener is much more hectic than I anticipated!
At last count, I was 6 posts behind. I think that was 2 days ago. That puts me at about 8 posts behind. So, I’m going to try my darndest to catch up this weekend. But – you should know that I have my legs crossed right now so nothing I say can be held against me!
For tonight, I’d like to show off my newest Jelly Roll purchase, and demonstrate how I made a very fast and easy cuff bracelet from just 2 of the strips.
I purchased this "jelly roll" on clearance for $4.99!
I unrolled it to discover this selection of gorgeousness.
I very scientifically haphazardly wrapped my favorite strip around my wrist to determine where to trim off the excess. Cut two identical strips.
I chose my second favorite fabric to serve as the coordinating ruffle that I attached to the top and bottom of the cuff. I folded it in half, pressed, and trimmed off about 1/2"
Sew the ruffle fabric onto the two sides, making your ruffles/pleats as you go. Of course you could opt to make your pleats/ruffles ahead of time, but yeah right! It's much faster just to wing it.
Apply fusible interfacing to the second strip of the main fabric. Then, sew both main fabric strips together, right sides facing.
Turn right side out and press. Next, finish your two edges however you like. (I thought I was going to just serge my edges, but then I decided I wanted a more pristine finish. So, I had to pull back the seams a little at each end, turn down the orange and then fold in the blue on top. Hard to explain, but youll see what I mean if you do it that way!)
Here is what I ended up with ... I like it even more than I thought I would!
To fasten the two edges, I simply attached a snap. (It wouldn't be a true So Sew Something post without a blurry photo of an important step!)
So there you go – a very very very easy fabric wrist cuff / bracelet! What a great way to show off your favorite fabric …better yet, what a great way to purchase that crazy expensive fabric you’ve always wanted – if you only need 1/8 yard, no big deal for your wallet!
Time: probably took me about 20 minutes. Remember, the jelly roll people did most of the cutting for me!
Cost: Practically FREE – maybe 50 CENTS total!!! hollah people hollah!
See you very soon!!! Feel free to share your own ideas / plans for a cuff of your own!