Thursday, January 08, 2009

Make it: Recycled Denim Cuff

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Make it: Recycled Denim Cuff
Perfect for him or her

From the Rockabilly episode of Creative Juice

Bubble Jet Set
8"x 10" piece of fabric - light color
Image to print
sewing machine
topstitching thread
two heavy-duty snaps
snap setter
old jeans


1. Soak the fabric in the Bubble Jet Set solution for 5 minutes (funnel the excess back into the bottle). Allow the fabric to dry (you can use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process).

2. Iron the treated fabric to the shiny side of the freezer paper.

3. Once this is completed, feed the fabric through your printer exactly like a sheet of paper and print a image. Allow the fabric to cure for an hour.

4. Peel the fabric off the freezer paper.

5. Rinse the fabric with Bubble Jet Rinse. Add 4 capfuls (2 oz.) Bubble Jet Rinse to 1 gal. water and hand-wash the fabric. Allow it to air dry, or use a hairdryer to speed up the process.

6. Cutout the image leaving a small border.

7. Measure the circumference of your wrist and add 1" for the snaps. This is the length of the denim strip. Cut a strip 3" wide and the calculated length.

8. Place the strips together with the backs together; topstitch around the outer edge.

9. Determine the placement of the snaps by folding the two ends back over themselves and marking with a piece of chalk.

10. Attach three heavy-duty snaps using the snap setter and following the instructions on the package.

11. Attach the Bubble Jet patch in the center of the cuff with topstitching.

1 comment:

  1. The pearly snaps are my favorite. Love me some rockabilly!


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