Victorian Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

vintage bracelet cuff tutorial by Little Miss Momma
In between writing about my life lessons as a momma-in training and keeping up my fun Etsy shop, I like to pretend I’m a bit crafty! And today I would love to share my latest project with you {if you’ll have me, of course}.

I was digging through my scrap basket when I became inspired for this project.  I pulled out some vintage buttons, lace trimming, pearls, and an old necklace I never wear anymore. {I didn’t end up using every item, but they were great for inspiration}.
Ready to turn scraps into vintage style glamour?!
Here’s what you need:
Lace and Trimmings in the color and style of your choice
{all my scraps can be found at Joann’s Fabric store}
Thick {and kinda stiff} cotton fabric {6.5 x 5 inches}
Button and pearl embellishments that make you smile
Hot glue, needle and thread, scissors
Cut out your cotton fabric to 6.5 inches by 5 inches.
Fold in half lengthwise to create a crease in the fabric.
You will be embellishing the top half of the fabric.
Before gluing anything down, I messed around with my scraps until I found a layout that I liked.
Glue down your first piece of lace/trimming.
IMPORTANT: be sure to leave a small row of fabric at the top.
And then glue down the second lace/trimming/ruffle scrap.
And then the third…
You can totally see the hot glue through this thin lace.
So, I used an old necklace I never wear, and I glued it down to hide the glue showing through the lace.
Flip over the fabric and trim the excess lace and ruffles.
Leave about a quarter inch of excess fabric on the edges, because you are going to fold in over in the next step.
Fold over and glue down the excess trim.
Remember that extra fabric we left available in an earlier step?
Well now we’re ready to use it.
Fold over the fabric piece {see picture} and apply hot glue to it.  Now fold over the other half of the fabric and press it down to the strip of glue.  This step will cover up all your glue messiness and give a clean look to the backside of your bracelet. Do NOT glue the ends together yet! And ignore the paint on my hands from an earlier tutorial, lol.
Flip you bracelet over.
Take your large button and sew it to one end of your bracelet.
Now take a piece of lace {about 6 inches long} to use on the other end of your bracelet.
Open up the inside of the bracelet {because you haven’t glued the sides down yet} and apply a generous amount of hot glue to the corners.
Put each end of the lace securely into the hot glue.
Cut the center of the lace so that you have to pieces.
And then tie it into a bow.
Now glue down the ends of the bracelet, because you are done!
You will wrap the bow on one end around the button on the other end to keep the bracelet on.
And Voila!
Your very own NO Sew Victorian Style Cuff Bracelet!
How easy {and pretty} is that?!
Happy Crafting!
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{Little Miss Momma}

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  1. says

    I really LOVE the bracelet. But what I LOVE even more is that you are totally honest about what kind of Momma you are. Sometimes I feel like we get caught up in what needs to be presented to the world we forget to present what is REAL and honest.

    I appreciate it! I’ll be heading over sometime today to check it out!

    Love and Hugs, Jess

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