Felt Cuffs Started

I was inspired by Zed’s post about felted cuffs. http://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2012/07/25/wrist-cuffs/

I have  some felted water bottle covers that have been hanging around for to long.

Everyone tells me what a good idea they are but no one buys them. So I decided to repurpose them. I started by cutting them in to rings and then cutting across them to make them flat. I also made a slit at one end of each for the buttons.

As you can see they look kind of wobbly before they are refelted. I rolled them in a place mat made out of sticks. They are great for little projects. I kept stretching them so they would not end up to short .

and the yellow ones

All the covers are now cuffs. I haven’t managed to get anything else done on them. I have picked out a bag of buttons to use for the closures. Then I plan to do some beading and  if I get my machine serviced some free motions embroidery. I have never tried it before.

Here are the buttons I’ve picked out.

What have you repurposed?

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4 Responses to Felt Cuffs Started

  1. Lyn says:

    I think they’re going to look great! And re-purposing is sooo satisfying – almost like getting something for nothing.

    Beading and free machining would really enhance the cuffs, but if your machine is not ready, hand-stitching can be just as effective.

  2. ruthlane says:

    These are great. I can’t wait to see them!

  3. zedster66 says:

    They look great, Ann! :)
    I like the buttons, too. It’s a shem they don’t seel as bottle covers, they look really nice

  4. Thank you ladies. not sure what the problem was with them as bottle covers. Maybe they were to expensive. Hopefully they will sell as cuffs.

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