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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Elastic Lace Cuffs:.




As promised, here is the tutorial on making these lace elastic cuffs.

They are simple, adorable, and you will find yourself wanting to make a ton! They add such a sweet touch to a little girl's outfit, whether she's a tiny baby or a toddler!

Here's what you need:

- stretchy elastic lace (usually sold by the yard at fabric stores)
- felt
- fabric
- hot glue/gun
- scissors


Start off by measuring around your little lady's wrist. Cut your lace to this length.


I'll show you how I made a couple of flowers that I put on these cuffs, but really, you can put whatever you want on there!

The first cuff was a felt flower. I cut about a two inch strip on the long side of a sheet of felt.


Fold it in half, length wise, and glue it.


Cut slits along the folded edge.


Roll the strip, gluing as you go. Look at your pretty flower!


Cut two small felt circles.


Glue one to the bottom of the flower.


Hold your two lace edges over the top of your loose circle.


Using glue, sandwich the edges between the loose circle and your flower.


Now you've got a cuff!

(I'll admit, once I tried this flower on my almost three year old, it looked ridiculous; the flower was way too big. If you choose this style of flower, I suggest going smaller. I ended up cutting this one off and putting it on a headband instead!)

Another style of flower is also made using felt. Cut seven small circles. Yes, I know there are only six in the picture. But you need seven.


Take one circle, and put a dot of hot glue in the middle, and fold it in half.


Fold it in half again, using a dot of hot glue to secure it. You will probably burn yourself. My fingerprints are slowly fading away from my hot glue gun use!


Do this for five circles total. (I can count, and yes, I do know that only four are shown.)


Take one circle that hasn't been folded and glued, and glue one of your folded circles down.


You will end up with four glued down to the circle.

Take your fifth circle, and hot glue it in the middle of the flower. You could also use a rhinestone or button here instead.

Attach it to the lace as you did the first flower. Ta-da! Another adorable cuff!


I whipped up a bunch of these during nap time, including some cute rosette ones. Even baby girl got a couple!


Don't they look so cute on?


Why yes, that is a string of drool coming out of my mouth. I'm teething, give me a break.


I just love how these look!


Are you going to make some?

Linking up here:

19 comments:

  1. Love these, fabric flowers are my fav thing ever!!! x

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  2. Darling Sumo! And they are just precious on your darlings!!
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  3. I love this style... and the colors you picked. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. My girls would LOVE this! What an adorable & simple idea. My favorite. :) I would love to have you share this @ Show & Share!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-share-5.html

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  5. These are so pretty, I'm definitely gonna make one for my lil granddaughter Abigail :)
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  6. These are all so cute! Great pictures too. :)

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  7. How cute...can't wait to make some for my girls!

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  8. Get out of here with these! So SO cute!!! And your models are ADORABLE!

    Sumo I would love for you to link this up to my new fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays. We party until Monday :)

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  9. How adorable! Your daughter looks so cute all flowered up!

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  10. That is WAY too cute! Thanks for sharing...

    Stop over for a visit sometime...

    Cara
    http://homespunkitchen.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-is-here.html

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  11. I love it. Your girls looks so precious.
    I found your blog on Under the table and dreaming link party.

    Stop by sometime at homesweetbutterfly.com

    Vanessa

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  12. I love these little lace cuffs! I will have to make one for my daughter! Seriously so cute! I just found your blog through a blog hop, I love it. If you're interested please take a look at my blog at www.romanianprincess.com and if you like it PLEASE be a follower!

    XoXo Nicole Mariana

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  13. This is darling! I think my niece needs one. Yes I do.

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  14. Those are adorable. Will definitely make some! Thanks for linking up!!!!

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  15. These are so pretty, I am definitely gonna make one for my sister 's daughter. I hope she will likes it very much, and receive with beautiful smile.
    sevgiliye hediye

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Thanks for leaving a comment! I love reading them! I try to reply to questions the best I can, but you can always email me at sumossweetstuff {at} gmail {dot} com.

Sumo:)