Leather Cuff Bracelet
You will be amazed at how easy it is to make leather cuff bracelets. Chapter 1 runs through the DIY Leather Cuff steps, but each of the 7 chapters gives detailed instructions on how to do each leather crafting process.
We will show you how to make 2 leather cuffs. We will use a chrome tanned 12” x 12” leather panel so we don’t have to dye or topcoat. We don’t have to wait on dry time. All we must do is cut, add a couple of holes, a snap and we will have an empty canvas with which to work.
We will learn many processes like: how to set spots, dye leather, stamp leather and add hardware. These extras will take our leather cuff project up a notch. Learning these processes opens a limitless array of possibilities for DIY Leather Cuff Bracelets. For artists, silversmiths, people who love accessories, a jeweler, etc., the blank leather cuff is the perfect place to start.
When making a leather cuff pattern, we will be dealing with lengths, widths and designs.
- Start with a straight-edged piece of paper or pattern paper and draw a line 1 ¼” from the edge. This will be the width of the leather cuff. We have the option to make this cuff 3/8” wide to however wide we desire. Feel free to choose the width that you love. It’s your cuff and your call on width.
- When figuring out the length, we will need some room between the snap and the end of our strap. It gives us the freedom to drop in a round end or clip the corners of the cuff.
- Come in 3/4” of an inch from the end of the pattern and mark a line. That will give us ample room to punch the cuff ends and that line will be where we put the snap (snap line).
Pro tip: Here is a mistake many people make, but once we are aware of it we won’t make it. Example: We’ve measured our wrist with a flexible measuring tape, and we are at 7 inches snap to snap. We don’t wan