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Make It, Wear It: A Speedy Cuff for New Year's Eve and Beyond

December 30, 2012

New Year's Eve is at hand. You have a perfect little outfit and a fab party to go to. But you want that finishing touch that's original, fun and one-of-a-kind. But time is running out. No worries! You're creative, and you probably have all the ingredients for the perfect accessory near at hand! Yes, you will be pulling from the stash or scrap bin!

First off, you'll need a shirt with a button cuff. I pulled one from our bag of my husband's shirts that are headed to donation. Cut that cuff right off!

Trim all the fabric away from the cuff. Be as neat as possible, but don't sweat it too much.

2-new-year-cuff.jpgNext, a quick bias binding made from scrap satin finishes off the cut edge cleanly. I also glued a rhinestone into the center of the button I'm using to close the cuff.

3-new-year-cuff.jpgHooray for leftover trims! I ran a length of Riley Blake elastic lace trim around the edge of my cuff, and then topped that off with narrow braid. Voila! Done!

4-new-year-cuff.jpgAnd I'm ready to hit the town!

I went with an all-black scheme, but the possibilities here are endless. You could use a light-colored cuff and add ribbon roses and lace for a shabby chic look, or let your inner diva drive the design and add loads of crystal embellishments. For an ultra-modern look, brass or copper accents could create a really unique cuff.

While this one is for New Year's Eve and uses supplies I had on hand, I've already got a cart full of goodies to make more!


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