My friends at DMC sent me their line of stitchable faux leather cuffs to try out, and I came up with a fun color block pattern that you can stitch! The cuffs come in white, black, fuchsia, and denim. (Scroll down past the pattern to shop online for supplies.)
I particularly like the white cuff and thought it could be color block cross stitched to look great with a colorful New Year’s Eve outfit. Color blocking is a simple yet fashionable pattern that makes a big impact. The quality of the cuff is quite nice, so it’s the perfect accessory for a fancy night out, but it’s non-fussy enough that you could wear it any day. I’ll admit that I don’t generally like to wear bracelets, but the thinness of the cuff and perfect width didn’t bother me as I wore the cuff for a day.
There are two sets of snaps on the cuff, so if you have a skinny wrist, you could snap both, or if you’re like me and don’t have a skinny wrist, you can snap it with just one.
If you’d like to stitch your own cuff like mine, you can use the chart below or click on it to get the full size PDF.
Shop online at the Commonthread store for the supplies:
Tapestry needle The thicker eye and duller point was helpful when moving the needle through the cuff.
Floss <—– Click the word floss, then scroll down a bit and click the first color card on the left. That’s where you’ll find DMC 601. The second card has DMC 3766. The third card has DMC 3820, and the last card has DMC 535.)
In case you’re curious, this is what my back looks like. Since the back is against my skin, I wanted to make sure there weren’t any knots that would rub against my skin. That meant securing the floss as I started new lengths and as I ended lengths by weaving them in the back.
Have you tried stitching on the new faux leather stitchable cuffs from DMC yet? I’d love to see what you’ve made! Tag your post with #randomactsofamy and I’ll take a look. Happy Stitching!!