Monday, April 4, 2011

More Coffee Cuffs

I made these coffee cuffs back in December during the flurry of Holiday activity and recently realized I forgot to share them here.  They are slightly different in design from the first coffee cuff and I think they work pretty well.  I also made a few that got given away without being photographed (doh!) but they were all pretty similar to these.

I've actually been using this one and I love it.  I carry it around in my purse so it's always ready for those impromptu Starbucks splurges.


This cuff required some improvisation.  Somehow it ended up about an inch shorter than it should have been, making it impossible to install a snap.  I decided to pound in some eyelets instead and lace it up corset style.  I'm not sure how practical it is but I like its sassy charm.
This is what the cuffs look like unsnapped and flattened out.
Oh yeah, and I used different fabric for the "inside" of each cuff so, if you don't mind the snap being backwards sometimes, they're reversible.
I think I will be making more of these in the future.  The curves of the pattern took some figuring out but once it was dialed in, these were pretty simple to make.  I think it would be fun to experiment with some unique embellishments and different types of fasteners.  So many ideas, so little time.


Kim said...

SO cute, and totally Etsy-able! I hope you have a shop. Seriously.

Care to share a pattern or tips? Or we can just make one together if we ever get a mini crafty BHS reunion going on.

Katie K said...

Thanks! Yes, I do have an etsy shop. There is currently nothing in it but I'm working on changing that soon. I'm just such a terrible business person. I would rather be crafting than maintaining my etsy shop. It would be nice to be able to at least make enough to support my yarn/fabric habit though.

So many thoughts... said...

Oh these are great! Makes me wish I like coffee and coffee shops so I could whip out one of those and totally out-cool everyone there :oP

Katie K said...

They work on cups of tea too. =)
I need to make some that are adjustable enough to fit around various sizes of regular mugs. That way you wouldn't have to go to a coffee shop to use them.