Felted Cuff (bracelet)
I recently made myself a felted cuff from a failed project (got to use them up!), and wore it at one of my craft fairs. Vivienne, one of the other stall holders took a shine to it and asked if I would make her one, so I did and here is the process.
Vivienne chose purples blues and pinks as the colour palette.
I started with two layers of Aubergine Merino, one of my favourite colours I thinks, such a rich deep purple.
I then added all the decoration, which was the above colours blended, and lots of silks and curly locks.
It was then wet felted.
Once dry it was then time to cut to size.
I then interfaced the back because I wanted to free motion sew it to strengthen it a little for wearing. Here is the back.
Here is the front.
I wanted to jazz it up even more by adding a few beads, so I pulled these out of my stash.
Here it is after beading.
I luckily had a piece of this lovely purple tweed fabric in my stash to use as a backing to cover up all the inside stitching.
I then cut it to size, added an elasticated loop and pinned it all together to sew.
Here is the back, quite neat eh??
Here is the front along with a button sewn on for fastening. I had previously asked Vivienne for her wrist measurement.
She seemed very pleased with it and put it on straight away.
18 thoughts on “Felted Cuff (bracelet)”
Beautiful colours, well blended, and the stitching not only enhances but strengthens too. The backing fabric is perfect and it’s all so very neat. The beads are a pretty finishing touch. Vivienne must have been delighted with it.
Thank you for a great ‘how-to’ post.
Thank you very much Lyn. Yes the stitching was definitely to strengthen it, I did the same with the one I wear. It turned out well.
Vivienne is very lucky!
Thank you Monica, very kind!
Thank you for sharing your how to on making a cuff. I love your creative energy and look forward to trying to make one. 😎
Thank you Sue, that is a lovely comment. Do have a go at making one, mine feels ‘comforting’ to wear.
The bracelet is great Tracey. And yours is so neat. I probably would have sewn through a bead 🙂
Thanks Ruth, I was a bit surprised how neat it was ! must be getting better 😉
Beautiful colour blending there Tracey. Very neat and great of you to share the process step-by-step.
Thanks very much Lindsay, you are welcome. I find that Merino Sapphire really seems to pop out from a piece, glad Vivienne wanted a blue!
Beautiful bracelet! Vivienne is a lucky lady 🙂
Thanks very much Leonor. She is a very talented pencil artist, I really do not know why she is not rich and famous, her work is breathtakingly good, self taught too. 🙂
Vivienne should rightly be pleased with this lovely bracelet. Your colours and decoration have worked well.
I look forward to seeing what you,ve done with your off cuts too.
Thank you very much Antje.
Very nice bracelet, I am sure she will be delighted with it. You did a great job withthe ow too as well. I am always to lazy to line mine so I dont to the free motion embroidery.
Thanks Ann. I knew the FME would strengthen it, so it then had to be lined.
Thanks for sharing your process. It is absolutely gorgeous. So rich in color and texture. Vivienne is very lucky!
Thank you Marilyn! The colours are lovely, ‘my’ colours, I would have been happy to keep it! Maybe make myself another one when I get time. 🙂