Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sew Sunday - Leather Bracelet/Bracer DIY
A length of cording, ribbon or leather lacing
A scrap of thick leather or faux leather large enough for your purpose
A hole punch, awl or even a nail
My MIL had enough of this funky faux-leather left from her scraps of another project, plus a bit of pink leather lacing laying around. I started by cutting the fabric down to the basic shape I wanted. I wanted to do a wrist cuff/bracer. The rounded end could be set to face either direction. I used my ruled to mark out evenly spaced places to punch lace-holes. I used an actual hole punch to make my hole and open them up with an awl. But I could see this easily working with a nail or small screw driver if that's all I had on hand. Lace the cording or leather through the holes and tie it on!
Super easy peasy. I could also see this basic idea working for a belt. I didn't have a piece large enough to fit around me, unfortunately, but it would be a fun project for the future.