Did I mention they're a quick whip up?! Another little cuff was ready in minutes. I'm might link some more leather in the form of circles... not necessarily cuffs next time, because they're versatile enough to morph into any number of creations. I'll leave it open-ended for now.
So here's how I made the cuff, just in case you have some scraps of leather around the house and feel inspired...
- Fold the leather and cut out a half leaf shape with sharp scissors... just like cutting out hearts on the fold.
- Overlap them rotating the smooth and suede side for texture and interest.
- Insert leather needle into your sewing machine.
- Feed each leaf through your machine slowly, adding one at a time. (I'm still mastering smooth joining of two pieces, but any roughness in my stitches doesn't bother me too much.)
- Once you have a length of leaf links that will comfortably fit around your wrist, with one leaf overlapping the end, remove from your machine. Make sure to back stitch to lock threads.
- Sew on a little button to the last leaf.
- Cut a slit for a button hole on the first leaf.
So soft and comfortable... with whispers of forest magic.