This is such a quick and fun project! And great for that growing pile of scraps under my sewing table!
It's also a great way to practice my quilting skills. I decided I should work on that a bit before I dive into my first quilt. Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions for layout. Once I make a decision, I'll give you a peek!
For this scrap-tastic fabric cuff, you need various scrap pieces that are of similar size. These are scraps from Melissa's beach wedding totes and wristlets designed by Anna.
Sew them together with a plan (or without). Press your seams open. Trim it to your wrist circumference + an inch for seam allowances and overlap.
Cut another piece of fabric for the back (the part that'll touch your skin). I chose a fine wale corduroy that has a nice soft touch.
Sew the two pieces RST (right sides together) leaving a 1 1/2 inch opening for turning. I left my opening on one of the long edges to avoid a mess at the corners.
Press again. Top stitch. I wanted mine to have a quilted look, so I top stitched each section. You can do it how ever you'd like!
Lastly, use a snap plier set (got mine at JoAnn's for $10 or so using a 50% off coupon, of course) to install a simple snap. I only put one on this cuff (I used a white one, so it's a bit hard to see in the pic below); it would look cool with two snaps placed side-by-side as well.
The finished cuff is just shy of 9" in length and about 1 3/4" in width. I had about an inch of excess past where I placed my snap. But I've been told I have freakishly small wrists. Bear in mind my wee-bitty wrists when you are planning your scrap-tastic fabric cuff. :)
There you have it! Go use up those scraps! I have a couple nieces who'll love these for their birthday next month!
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