I found a tutorial to make a funky cuff on CraftStylish. The original was made using denim and t shirt fabric, but you know me by now...that just wouldn't do! Back to my suede stash I went! I cut, I stitched, I hammered and came up with these two cuffs
|Black Suede with Violet Stiches|
|Electric Avenue Suede Cuff|
I also decided to continue my quest to create stuff out of restyled t shirts. I hunted in my closet and found one that was too short and too square to make anyone look good. I loved the color, kind of a periwinkle blue, but had no idea what to do with it. I decided to make a necklace! I used my handy dandy rotating cutter and mat and my favorite metal ruler and cut 1 inch strips up the the pits (yes I said pits) of the shirt. I then gave them a few tugs and like magic they curl into themselves and make a yarn like fabric. I really don't know how many I cut but, I put one aside to tie them together. The rest I twisted into a figure eight and took a long necklace into a shorter one. I then used the last tie to wrap around to keep the length.
My final piece for today is a t shirt restyle. I bought a deep purple shirt at Target in the mens department. I bought an XL thinking more fabric to work with. As it turned out, I needed every bit of it! I used a tunic I made recently as a cutting guide and cut off the neckline, the sleeves and sliced the sides. I also took off the hem so when it was finished it has kind of a floaty unfinished look. I took the leftover fabric and cut it into strips and then chevron shapes. Once again a little tug and they curled. I placed them around the neckline and arranged them down the front of the shirt. I stitched them down and then rolled the edge of the neckline to make it look nicer. I then washed and dried the shirt and here is the end result:
Since I am obsessed with the suede cuffs right now I went to the local Goodwill for a scavenging trip. I lucked out and found two great jackets! Bright red and cocoa brown! And I paid a whopping $14 total! Can't wait to start turning them into cuffs and maybe a few other fun items.
Look around you...there is crafting everywhere!