Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How to make a Scrappy Gypsy Cuff--Tutorial!

This week is refurbished shirt week!  Today I'll be showing you how to create a boho gypsy cuff. You can create so many things with old shirts, especially one that your guy has outgrown. I picked up a purple plaid button down from my Goodwill, but any old button down you have laying around will do just as well, as long as it has a button cuff on the sleeve. 

The idea is simple: 

Just CUT the cuffs off your shirt, leaving about 2 inches of the sleeve attached.
ARRANGE lace, scraps, or even beads or feathers on the cuff
SEW everything on. Remember, this is a scrappy cuff. Your sewing doesn't have to be neat! 
WEAR your wonderful new, handmade design! 
(And tell all your friends!)
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I'd love to see the cuffs you guy make! Leave me some link love if you try this out. I'm sure this idea has been used before, its so easy and fun!

Stay tuned for thursday, where I'll show you how to create a boho scrappy skirt with the remainder of your shirt!

13 comments:

Helene said...

very cool! thanks for linking up

Mariel said...

Thanks for linking up! Hope to see some of your great ideas again this week on 'Or so she says ...' www.oneshetwoshe.com

Betsy Pool said...

Those look great - so creative!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

Unknown said...

This is soo cute! What a great idea for using up those scraps!
Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. I am your newest follower~
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Accidentally Wonderful said...

So cool! I love the fabrics you used. I'd love it if you'd share this at my linky party! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/

Unknown said...

This is so cool! I think my niece would really like this! Pinning!

Theresa said...

My youngest is so into cuff's. I just might have to whip one up for xmas. Visiting from DearCreatives.com feel free to drop by & enter the giveaways going on!

I Gotta Try That said...

These turned out great, love it. Thanks for sharing it on "I Gotta Try That" Have a great weekend.
Marcie

Jacana said...

Wish I even knew how to start a sewing machine !!!

One Mother Hen said...

Looks good with all the scraps. very creative.

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

Really creative!!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! We found you via Pinkapotamus - Pink Hippo Party

Lisa Lynn said...

Cute! I found you on the Clever Chicks Hop and I would love to have you join the fun on my Creative HomeAcre Hop!
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

Hope to see you there!