Multi-Floral Ribbon Cuff
Use Velcro® Fabric Fusion fasteners to make a romantic cuff with ribbon, fabric flowers and beads.
Designed by Carol Heppner, courtesy of Velcro®.
- Velcro® Brand Fabric Fusion fastener
- Basic Felt, White
- Fabric Flowers, Cream, Rose and Purple
- Freshwater Pearl Beads
- (5) 6mm Rice Beads
- Glue Gun and Hot Glue or Needle and Thread
- Ironing Surface
- Polyester Ribbon, White, 7/8"
- Tacky Glue
- Tape Measure
- Thin cotton ironing cloth or towel
To determine the length of ribbon you will need for your cuff, measure your wrist and then add 1 1/4". Cut the ribbon for your cuff.
Velcro® Fabric Fusion will be the enclosure of the cuff. Cut two 1/2" pieces of Fabric Fusion tape. Remove the clear backing from the Fabric Fusion. Place the adhesive side of the hook tape on the front side of one ribbon end and then place the adhesive side of the loop tape on the back side of the opposite ribbon end.
Heat the iron, choosing the polyester setting. Place the hook side of the ribbon face down on the ironing surface. Cover the area on the ribbon to be fused with a thin cotton ironing cloth or towel. Velcro® Fabric Fusion must be heated for 90 seconds in order to create a strong bond between the ribbon and the Fabric Fusion. Work in time frames of 10 seconds each, making sure to keep the iron constantly moving over the area. Remove the iron from the covered ribbon in between the 10 second time frames.
Remove the fabric flower heads from their stems and then remove the plastic stamen from the center of the fabric flower.
Note: Close the cuff before determining the center of it. Otherwise, your flowers will be off center.
If you use hot glue to make the cuff, disassemble the flowers an then reassemble them with a very small amount of hot glue in between the layers. Glue a rice-pearl bead in the center of each flower and then glue the flowers to the center of the bracelet.
If you wish to use needle and thread, the needle will have to be thin enough to go through the bead. Place the thread on the needle and tie a knot in the end. Slip the threaded needle through the center of the ribbon cuff and then through the fabric flower. Slip one rice-pearl bead on to the needle and thread and then place the needle back through the flower. Make sure the flower and bead are securely on the ribbon and then tie off the thread with a knot. Continue by sewing the remaining flowers to the center of the cuff.
How glue or sew the pearl-rice beads on the sides of the ribbon and then one small cream flower over the end of the ribbon above the Velcro® closure.
Cut a piece of white felt that is slightly thinner than the width of the ribbon and 1/2" smaller in length. Use a very thin coating of the tacky glue to attache the felt to the inside of the ribbon cuff, making sure not to cover the Velcro® Closure.