Upcycle an old pair of jeans into a Lace and Denim Cuff Bracelet! We cut the waist from an old pair of jeans to make this gorgeous denim cuff bracelet. Don’t have an old pair of jeans you want to cut up? Take a trip to the thrift store! Then you can pick what color denim you want too. And often for less than $5!
Once you have your jeans, you’ll want to raid your sewing stash for lace trim, gimp trim, a pearl button, or anything else glitzy and glamorous to put on your cuff. We already had the button, but wanted wider lace trim, so we went to the craft store and bought a little. We think it worked perfectly!
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How To Make A Lace and Denim Cuff Bracelet
Tools & Materials
Old blue jeans
Flower applique, white
Pearl or rhinestone button
Lace trim, white
Gimp trim, white
Half pearls, 4mm
Flatback Swarovski crystals, 3mm
Beacon’s Fabri-Tac Glue
Velcro dot fastener, 3/8 inch
X-Acto knife or seam ripper
Steps To Make A Lace and Denim Cuff Bracelet
1. Start by cutting the waist band from your jeans. If you have belt loops attached to the waist band, remove them by cutting the threads using an X-Acto knife or seam ripper. Measure your wrist and add one inch (for the closure overlap), then cut your denim piece to that size.
2. Cut two pieces of lace trim the same length as the denim cuff. Use the Fabri-Tac to glue the lace to the back side of the cuff. You may have to overlap the lace pieces.
3. Cut a piece of gimp trim the same length as the cuff. Glue it down the center of the cuff.
4. Glue the flower applique on top. Ours has flanking leaves, so we added a little extra glue to make sure those pieces were tacked down.
5. Cut the shank off the button. (You could use a vintage rhinestone or pearl brooch for this part!) Glue the pearl button to the center of the flower applique.
6. Using Fabri-Tac, embellish the applique with flat back crystal rhinestones and half pearls.
Here’s a video we made showing some tips on how to glue tiny rhinestones onto crafts:
7. To add the closure, glue one side of the Velcro dot to the back of the cuff at one end. Even though the Velcro dots are self-adhesive, we glued them with the Fabri-Tac. It really is, in our experience, the best glue for any fabric projects.
Glue the other side of the Velcro dot to the top of the cuff on the opposite end. We glued the softer side of the Velcro to the top and then trimmed the sides so it blended in with the gimp trim. Just looks a little prettier when you’re not wearing it.
This bracelet is very fast and easy to make! We think it’d be great for a girls’ craft night party. Set out lots of trims and things and just get creative!
Jennifer & Kitty
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