Such a pretty accessory, easy too. All you have to do is cut strips of different laces, layer them together as you like, gather them some how with elastic, then sew the ends together like a bracelet. Then you can add ribbon, beads, and/or charms to decorate.
For the first pair of cuffs I used two different white eyelet laces and I embellished them with cute bows made from pink grosgrain ribbon. I actually got the ribbon from Bookman’s. I’m not sure if they will match anything in my wardrobe though. I mean I do have a lot of pink stuff, but not necessary this shade of pink. Of course that could be a good excuse to make some more pink clothing.
The second pair of cuffs uses the same lace but with thin white satin ribbon bows instead of the pink. Makes them more versatile. I can wear them with everything, at least with everything that you can wear eyelet lace with without looking odd.
The third pair is just like the second pair of cuffs except I stitched the elastic directly to the cuffs instead of threading it through a channel. It makes it look pretty good worn but kind of wonky when you put it down. That why it looks strange in the first picture.
The last two pairs were both made with a creamy off-white eyelet lace and a matching colored polyester lace and elastic sewn directly to the lace. I had originally intended to layer the laces in a way to cover most of the polyester lace since it looks really cheap. That idea went out the window, but it’s for the best. Sometimes the best way to disguise something is to leave it out in plain sight. I really like the way this came out, even if it does remind me of a garter.
The only difference between these two pairs of cuffs is this one uses brown ribbon for the bows. I love this ribbon, it reminds me of chocolate. In face I frequently use it to wrap chocolate gifts. I think it looks great with the cream color of the laces. Makes me want to make more accessories using the two together. Maybe that will be good for next week. Look forward to it!