• Sharon Prigan

Fabric Art Cuff

Most of the jewelry that I wear are pieces that I create myself and most of them are made from remnants left over from other projects.


This time I decided to make an art cuff using my textured quilted technique.


The base for the cuff was an upcycled shirt cuff.


Upcycled shirt cuff
Upcycled shirt cuff


Which was used as a base for the small patchwork pieces which I stitched on creating a textured quilted piece.



Creating textured quilted fabric
Creating textured quilted fabric


I used remnants from a clutch bag that I created last week and added some pink and tangerine scraps to the mix.



A textured quilted piece
A textured quilted piece


There are a number of ways to finish an art cuff. One option is to glue the quilted patchwork band onto a flexible metal cuff base. This option gives a flexible cuff which can be worn on most size wrists as it can be adjusted to size.



Finishing the cuff
Finishing the cuff


The fabric band is glued down onto the base using a 2 component glue.



Glueing the band
Glueing the band

Pesonally, seeing as this cuff is one that I am keeping for myself, I prefer to use a button closure as the cuff can also be washed.


I used the original button hole of the shirt cuff - reopened it with a seam ripper and then had the task of choosing a button.


I wanted a button that would blend in with the cuff.



Choosing buttons
Choosing buttons


I chose the simplest one in a coordinating color.



Stitching the button down
Stitching the button down


Stitched it in a place that would allow me to close the cuff at an angle.





The finished cuff being worn.


This technique can also be used to create quilted cuffs to embellish a shirt.



A wide art cuff
A wide art cuff



The placement of the button lower down created an interesting visual angle to the closed cuff. I could add buttons in different places to create a number of different angles when closing the cuff.




The completed cuff
The completed cuff

I think that I will now create some earrings using this technique


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