VIDEO | DIY DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER BRACELET

 
DIY DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER BRACELET WITH PRINTABLE PATTERN - CLOTHSTORY.COM

Raise your hand if you love to wear white button-up shirts! If you could see me right now, you'd see that both of my hands (and feet :0) are raised really REALLY high. I mean, I literally live in them. You can't go wrong. It's classic, effortless, and comfy. The holy trinity. Am I right?

With that said, sometimes it can look a little bit blah if you don't add texture to your outfit. In my case, I add jewelry. I don't wear a ton of it as you can see in the photo above, but you can't deny that even a simple bracelet can liven up such a plain outfit.

Today we're making a double wrap leather bracelet to go with your favorite white button-up shirt. It is 15" in length, 3/8" in width, and fastened with a gold center bar buckle. This bracelet is perfect for stacking, but certainly looks great on its own. It's the best combination of feminine and masculine. I guess androgynous is a good way to describe it. I hope you love it as much as I do...


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HOW TO MAKE A DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER BRACELET


DIY DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER BRACELET WITH PRINTABLE PATTERN - CLOTHSTORY.COM

TOOLS + SUPPLIES

If you like the look of smooth and polished edges, there are a few other tools and supplies that you'll need. If not, skip them. It's totally fine. I think raw edges look really cool too...

OPTIONAL TOOLS + SUPPLIES

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DIY DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER BRACELET WITH PRINTABLE PATTERN - CLOTHSTORY.COM

STEP 1. PRINT + ASSEMBLE

Cut the bottom border off on page 1, match the numbered diamonds, then tape the pattern pages together.

STEP 2. CUT PATTERN OUT

Cut the bracelet pattern out, then punch out all the holes.

STEP 3. TAPE PATTERN

Tape the pattern onto the leather and table.

STEP 4. TRACE PATTERN

Trace all the way around the pattern and mark all the holes.

DIY DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER BRACELET WITH PRINTABLE PATTERN - CLOTHSTORY.COM

STEP 5. CUT BRACELET OUT

Cut the bracelet out using a rotary cutter.

DIY DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER BRACELET WITH PRINTABLE PATTERN - CLOTHSTORY.COM

STEP 6. PUNCH HOLES

Punch all the holes out using an X-acto knife and a scratch awl.

DIY DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER BRACELET WITH PRINTABLE PATTERN - CLOTHSTORY.COM

STEP 7. SAND EDGES

Smooth out the edges using a sanding sponge.

DIY DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER BRACELET WITH PRINTABLE PATTERN - CLOTHSTORY.COM

STEP 8. ROUND OFF EDGES

Dampen the edges with a little bit of water, then round off using an edge beveler.

DIY DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER BRACELET WITH PRINTABLE PATTERN - CLOTHSTORY.COM

STEP 9. BURNISH EDGES

Apply gum tragacanth to small sections, then burnish the edges using a wood slicker. You can also burnish the raw underside of the bracelet to get that polished look.


HOW TO INSTALL A BUCKLE


DIY DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER BRACELET WITH PRINTABLE PATTERN - CLOTHSTORY.COM

STEP 10. INSTALL BUCKLE

Slide the bracelet through the buckle, double it over, feed it through the buckle again, then push the prong into the groove.

STEP 11. SADDLE-STITCH

Align the stitching holes, then saddle-stitch by weaving in and out of the holes. You can use a binder clip to hold it in place.

Clip the excess thread and you are done my friend...

Share your DIY double wrap leather bracelet with me on Instagram using the hashtag #clothstoryproject and tag me @Cloth_Story.

DIY DOUBLE WRAP LEATHER BRACELET WITH PRINTABLE PATTERN - CLOTHSTORY.COM

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