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DIY Fabric wrist cuff

Here is how to make DIY fabric wrist cuffs. This a cool project for leftover scraps that are too big to toss. 


SUPPLIES for a DIY fabric wrist cuff:

– Fabric for the outside and lining of the cuff
– Batting or similar stuffing material
– Embroidery thread in your chosen color
– Sewing needle
– Scissors
– Pins
– Measuring tape or ruler
– Optional: Fabric marker or chalk


Measure your wrist

Add 1 inch to the measurement for the length to allow for seams and overlap for a button or Velcro closure. Decide how wide you want the cuff to be, then double that width and add 1 inch for seam allowance. For example, for a 2-inch wide finished cuff for a 7-inch wrist, you’d cut fabric and batting 8 inches long by 5 inches wide.

Cut fabric

Cut your outside fabric, lining fabric, and batting to the dimensions calculated from the previous step.

DIY fabric wrist cuff
Choose your fabric so the best part show on top.


Lay the outside fabric face up., then place the batting on top of it, and finally, layer the lining fabric face down on top of the batting. Align all edges and pin them together to prevent shifting.



Sew around the perimeter of the rectangle, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Leave a small opening (about 2 inches) on one side for turning the cuff right side out. 


Trim the corners to reduce bulk, being careful not to cut your stitches. Then, turn the cuff right side out through the opening you left. Use a pointy object, like a pencil or chopstick, to push out the corners neatly.

Tuck in the fabric at the opening, iron the cuff flat, and then top stitch close to the edge all the way around the cuff. This closes the opening and gives the cuff a nice finished look.

Add the blanket stitch trim


Thread your needle with the embroidery thread. Start from the inside to hide the knot and bring the needle out at the edge of the cuff.

To make a blanket stitch, push the needle through the fabric about 1/4 inch from where the thread comes out, but don’t pull it all the way through. Leave a small loop. Bring the needle out through the fabric again another 1/4 inch away, and this time, pass it through the loop before tightening. This creates the first stitch. Continue this process, keeping the stitches even and pulling gently to avoid puckering the fabric.

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Once you’ve stitched all the way around the cuff, secure the embroidery thread with a few small stitches on the backside or inside of the cuff, where they won’t be seen.

Finally, add a closure to your cuff. You can sew on a button and make a buttonhole on the opposite end, sew on Velcro, or use snaps, depending on your preference.

Your batting-stuffed fabric wrist cuff is now complete! You can customize it with different fabrics, thread colors, and additional decorations like beads or sequins sewn into the blanket stitch for a personalized touch.


Here is a video tutorial on how to do a blanket stitch.

I also added a button on one side and stitched ribbon on the other to act as a fastener.


Thanks for checking out my post to make a DIY fabric wrist cuff!


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