May 17, 2010

Cool Cuffs for Boys

This is my handsome nephew. He is COOL. So cool that the kids attack him when he walks into preschool. BUT, he just got even cooler. See the manly cuff on his wrist?


See it now? Yeah. That's what we're making today - cool cuffs for cool kids.


Here's what you'll need.  I bought this belt at D.I. for a buck.  I think I can get a few bracelets out of it.  The hardware I found in the leather section at Hobby Lobby.  Of course, you need floss, too.  Wouldn't be a Cheri project without it.  Lastly, you need snaps.


1) Cut a strip from the belt about an inch longer than the circumference of his wrist.

2) Sew a straight line down at the edge.  You want it to fray a little, but not to come apart.
3) Insert heavy duty snaps.  The directions are on the package.

4) Hand sew floss on the edges.  I made it two strands thick, so it would be more visible.

5) Insert brads where you want them.  This is what they look like.


Shove them into the fabric and then fold the ends over.  I used a hammer to get them folded in tightly.  I didn't want them to stick up at all and irritate his wrist.  This is what the backside will look like.


That's it!


I love how it looks on his little wrist.


Want your little guy to look this cool, but don't want to make one? No worries. My sis and I are going to start selling little boy leather ones with the option to personalize them with a name. Details to follow soon!


Thanks for dropping in.

39 comments:

Stephanie R. said...

this is awesome beyond words!!!!
im so going to make this for my boys!!! They always get jealous when i make stuff for my daughter- but I cant ever find good boys crafts

Jamee said...

very cool!!

Katie said...

Really cute!

~L~ said...

now that is cute!

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Brittany@Love Stitched said...

I love this idea!!! It is so creative! I found your blog through the linky party at Sumo's sweet stuff! Thanks so much for sharing I am making these for my boys for sure!!

{Brittany}

Krystal said...

Super cute! I'm totally gonna make some!

Tiffany said...

too cool for skool. the hair. the shades. luvn it!

Crystal said...

my teenage boy would love this! and i already have all the stuff at home! definitely gonna have to try it! jumped over from skip to my lou and so glad i did!

Tasha said...

Holy awesomeness! Love it.

Sabra at Sew a Straight Line said...

those ARE cool. and you can get webbing cheap at any fabric store. Totally making some.

Do the reverse side of the studs cause any problems with rubbing on the skin, though?

Emily said...

Just wanted to say that I love your blog! I am in the middle of an international move (Canada to the USA) with hubby and our 5 month old little boy, but as soon as we are settled in our new place I can't wait to try some of your fantastic projects. :)

Kaysi said...

My sons would love these, thanks for the great idea!!

jacque4u2c said...

It just ROCKS!

Unknown said...

What a handsome little man! LOVE LOVE LOVE the bracelet! Great job!

Taylor Swim said...

He looks so handsome. That kid just ooozes cool. The braclett will be a huge hit here with my boys too. Rugs has been into wearing the rubber ones lately. This will be a bump up for him. Thanks!

The Smith Family said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Thank you so much for always doing cute things for boys! I just have 2 boys and am surrounded by girls EVERYWHERE and it is so nice to find cool things like this to do for my cuties!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is way cool- I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

I might heart EVERYTHING you do. I think my little men would look pretty fantastically cool in this. I have some old belts laying around.

I came from skip to my lou's link. I linked up to...the mason jar herb garden.

Larissa
Just Another Day in Paradise

Unknown said...

sweet! I have been looking for stuff to add to my boys summer camp projects!!!

Delia said...

That is so cool! I love this idea!

mossfamily said...

i love this idea! I had a belt on hand so i promptly cut it up & ran to the store for the snaps. Here is my problem- i have never done snaps & this is my first time- so far it's a major fail for me. I can't get the snap to stay in the belting! What am i doing wrong- the snap directions don't trouble shoot for me, lol!

dana said...

Cool! Your nephew is totally cute (I mean totally rad and cool :))

iammommahearmeroar said...

Moss Fam - The snaps can be tricky. Make sure you cut a big enough hole through the fabric for the middle part to come through. Then, beyond that, it's a matter of pounding it inn really hard. It took my a few tries. Also, make sure you're matching up the correct parts. They look really similiar. Hope that helps!

Cheri

Unknown said...

Thank you for the amazing projects for boys. I really love making things but I only have boys and I sort of run short with ideas.

mossfamily said...

Thanks Cheri... i might give it another try because my 6 year old is REALLY beginning to get into the "cool" stage. He will love this. By the way... I have just stumbled across your blog this week & LOVE it! I have already made 3 projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Oh My Gosh!!!! I love your BLOG!!! I'm going out tomorrow and getting supplies for this!!! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Wow...awesome! My boys will LOVE this...gonna go get the supplies :)

puddlegirl said...

I love that you have cute ideas for boys! It always seems the fun crafty stuff is for little girls but you are so clever! Keep it up!

Unknown said...

I was just thinking I needed to make something for my little guy and I think I just found it. Thanks

amy
craftedbymama.blogspot.com

kumorris said...

Great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing. It is great to have some boy jewelry! I have just linked to it on Craft Gossip

Delia said...

I linked to this post on my blog. Thank you!

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Becca said...

Hey Cheri! This is awesome! I'll be featuring this project on BCD on June 3rd with a plug to it's original tutorial and your blog! What a great project! We need more boy stuff on the web!

Heather said...

Great project -- and what a cutie! Love that red hair. Of course I'm partial, since both my boys have the same color hair. ;o) Thanks for sharing this fun idea!

Carla said...

Cool is just not a good enough word,... how about Totally Narly Dude! He rocks in that band.

Dayna said...

Thank you so much for sharing something for boys! That's one of my biggest challenges in sewing. I rarely find something that is appropriate for the guys in my life. I think our younger son (12) might like one of these.

Sheri@childmade.com said...

My son would just love that! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

Cami said...

I love this! I read this post and then went directly for the bag of clothes that was headed to Goodwill to rescue the 5 belts that were in there! My hubby cleaned out his closet and was getting rid of all those belts that come with most mens jeans and shorts. Whoo hooo! I can't wait to get started!

Simply Sara said...

Oh my goodness! Love this idea! Off to find a belt.... :D

yourstrulyisabel said...

Thanks for sharing! I am a crafter myself and I would love to feature your design at
http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

Would this be okay with you?

Thanks!
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http://diylessons.org/

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