Making a Recycled Jean Cuff Bracelet with KAM Snaps
Continuing with the theme of things you can do with holey Jeans, I set about to make a Cuff Bracelet with a leg of the jeans and some KAM Snaps. I let my crafty helper pick the snaps of her choice and we did a little mix matching so that she could wear it a couple different ways. It turned out great and she was pleased to be the owner of it after the Tutorial was complete :).
Supplies for a Recycled Jean Cuff Bracelet:
- 1 Pair of Holey Jeans
- 2 KAM Snap Sets
- KAM Snap Pliers and Awl
- Standard Sewing Machine
- Using an old, holey pair of Jeans cut two 2″ by size of wrist plus 1 1/2" strips of material, for my model's wrist I did about 7".
- Stitch around the strip of fabric about a 3/8″ in all the way round making sure to back stitch at the start and end.
- Pull on the edges to fray the jean material up to the stitch you made. I used the model, a crafty child :), and a cutting board and a fork. It will also fray over time but I was going for a this look.
- One side I installed 2 Caps and 2 Sockets, I installed each 1/8" off the corner seam on both ends.
- Repeat on other side, making sure to put the 2 Caps and 2 Studs on the opposite sides from the other end so that when you overlap the Cuff to snap it that the sockets and studs meet. I found it easiest to wrap the Cuff around my model's wrist to make sure I positioned the second set of snaps correctly the first time.
- Tada! It turned out great and will be a wonderful accent to my daughter's outfits. Happy Snapping!!!