A couple years ago I made a button bracelet cuff by sewing a bunch of my beloved vintage buttons onto a piece of elastic that fit around my wrist. I always got complements whenever I wore it, but was a little embarrassed that it was just sewn onto plain black elastic. This time I wanted re-make the bracelet into something a little nicer so I could dress it up and really showcase my favorite vintage buttons….
Cut Leather scrap as wide as you would like it to be (mine is 3″ wide).
Measure around your wrist and add 2″(mine is 12″)
Cut zipper detail for each side of cuff 1″ shorter on each side (mine is 10″)
Sew on buttons in a pretty fashion onto leather…
I like to stack buttons and sew overlapping buttons onto each other for texture.
Make sure to leave 1″ of leather on each side of cuff that does not have buttons sewn on .
This is where you will be adding the magnetic clasp on each side.
Adding magnetic clasps is so easy and looks professional when you are done.
Use a sharp knife with point to pierce holes into leather then slide magnetic tabs through hole.
Once tabs are pushed through leather add washer.
Then push tabs flat against leather.
and Repeat again on the side of cuff.
Glue zipper onto wrong side of cuff.
Repeat..Glue zipper onto other side.
Place glue on the back of each magnetic closure and fold over for a clean finish.
Repeat on other side of cuff.
To cover all your stitches on the back side of cuff for a finished look,
cut a strip of leather or fabric that will cover it then glue down.
Let dry and Inside will be Finished!
Now that the back is dry. Try it on!
Your all done! Hope you enjoyed making this bracelet as much as I did!