Upcycle Project | Do it yourself recycling Homemade Cuff
Why pay for those expensive leather cuffs when you can make your own trendy version from an old bike inner tube? You can make these for females or males!
To get going all you need is your old inner tube, scissors, needle and thread, and an old button. For mine I used a road bike inner tube but the thickness will just vary if you use a different type. I took the inner tube and wrapped it around my wrist to measure the size, make sure there is about a 1.5” overlap and that it is not too tight. Mark with chalk or pencil where the ends would be and cut. Double check on your wrist after you cut it, if it is too tight no worries you have plenty of tire left. Take the needle and thread and hand stitch each end closed along the openings. (Bigger needles work better but just push it through; it’s just a tough guy) Now go find an old button, one of those extras in the little bags you always keep, or one from that cool kid shirt you never wore. I used an old rustic metal one I had but an exciting color earns you extra points. Pick one side to sew the button on, sew it about half an inch in from the edge. Wrap it around your wrist with the button on and mark on the other end where you will need the buttonhole. Folding the tube in half just make a cut for the buttonhole. YAY, there you have it, you are now officially part of the cool kids club!
Supplies: -old inner tube (bike) -scissors -needle and thread -button
Gear Level: 3 Time: 25 minutes That is if you can remember the “safe place” you keep your extra buttons…