Make a Moonstone cuff

In this picture is a wrist cuff made from black denim with moonstone chips sewn onto it. I have said in previous posts that I adore semi precious stones. Moonstones are one of my favourites. At the bead merchant they sell strings of these chips. An older posts shows how I made earrings from the moonstone chips.

The idea for this came form wanting to use up the left over moonstone chips.

I cut two pieces of fabric to fit around my wrist, allowing for seams and for an overlap to close the cuff. The two pieces were stitched together except for a piece to allow me to turn the cuff inside out. The opening was hand stitched closed after that had been done. I pressed the cuff flat with an iron. Then I hand stitched the moonstone chips to the front of the cuff. Lastly I stitched Velcro to the sides so the cuff can close.

Just a tip. If the denim is too thick you will have a hard time hand stitching the Velcro and stones. The difficulty is in getting the needle to pass through the fabric.

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon.