Victorian Lace and Ruffles Cuff Bracelet Tutorial {NO sew}

Last month I had the pleasure of guest blogging for the fabulous Kari of U Create…and for those of you who may have missed it, here is the EXACT re-post:
I am the momma with a hubby who changes poopy diapers.
I am the momma who crawls into the crib with her one year old as a last ditch effort to get him to sleep.
I am the momma who recently revealed her biggest, most personal secret –on her blog.
I am the momma who sometimes super sizes a McDonald’s value meal to overcome a tough day.
I am the momma who confronted her anonymous blog commenter.
I am the momma who’s little guy is growing up way too fast.
I am the momma who makes lists for everything,
who has cheerios stuck to her bum most days,
who looks hideous in skinny jeans,
who eats peanut butter on a spoon with whipped cream,
who worries that she’s never doing enough,
who wears sweatpants way more than her hubby would prefer,
who listened to every middle of the night breath of her newborn,
who is on a continual quest to find patience,
who sprints through crafts during nap time,
and who loves her little family to infinity and beyond.
I am Little Miss Momma.
And this is my little family,
And I am super duper excited to be famous by association with Kari @ UCreate {if even for just one day}.
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}.
 Victorian Ruffle Embellished Cuff Bracelet
{and the BEST part–it’s NO Sew}
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
STEP ONE:
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.

STEP TWO:
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.
STEP THREE:
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.

STEP FOUR:
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.

STEP FIVE:
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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Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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Comments

  1. The Ackermans says:

    How creative! What a wonderful way to use your "scraps". Thank you so much for sharing – I'm thinking I'll try my hand at one of these for myself ;)

  2. Christy says:

    New follower from Tatertots and jello. I love this! Beautiful.

    http://www.christyscuties.blogspot.com

  3. Anonymous says:

    LOOOOVE this bracelet. Thank you for sharing how to make it. Not that I would be able to make it! But is great to see the process. You have fab creations with great pictures!

  4. I somehow stumbled onto your site while trying to find…I can’t even remember anymore! I started looking at all of your DIY, and I just wanted to say you are AMAZING! I rarely read blogs, and I never comment, but I thought I would take a moment to tell you what a beautiful, creative person you are! I am a working mother, and so many of your ideas are actually things that a WORKING MOM CAN DO! Imagine the possibilities, lol!! Oh, I may have a tiny girl-crush…haha.

  5. wow… you have no idea how increadibly long that i’ve been looking for a pattern to make a lace cuff exactly like this one! and then i just happen to stumble upon it! im going to spend some time surfing your website, and maybe find some more awesomeness!

  6. You said the best part is NO SEW… you fibbed :-P Haha, that’s ok because you were wrong anyway, that wouldn’t have been the best part. The idea is the best part. I love it. I am a jewelry maker always looking for new ideas and I’m going to take this little bit of time left before I’m a momma to work on some new stuff (4 months to go.) Thank you for the inspiration!
    Oh, btw, I’m totally going to make this bracelet.

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