Another “Me” project using a technique I haven’t done in a bit. This fun fabric bracelet cuff was done using the locker hook technique.
Trust me, you do not need to know any complicated stitches to locker hook. The only special things you need are a locker hook/needle and canvas. All other things you probably already have in your craft supplies.
The canvas I used was actually latch hook rug canvas, but it worked perfectly for this cuff.
Things You Will Need:
Latch hook canvas
Lightweight cotton fabric-4 colors or designs-small amount
Needle and thread
What To Do:
1. Cut the latch hook canvas 10 holes x 34 holes. Apply a thin layer of craft glue to the cut edges of the canvas. Allow it to dry. Note: This won’t take very long.
2. Fold two rows to the back along each edge.
3. Rip strips of cotton fabric approximately 1/2″ to 3/4″ wide. Thread a length of coordinating yarn in the eye of the locker look. Tie the end of the yarn to an edge of the folded canvas.
*The stitch is simple, but explaining the stitch with photos was impossible. I couldn’t take pictures while I was stitching. I went hunting though. I found this excellent video of the stitch in motion.
4. Starting with the outer most rows, work all the way around the canvas with one of your fabric strip colors. Choose another color and work all the way around, inside the previously worked rows. Repeat with another color in the last two inner rows. leave 1″ tail ends on back.
5. With the last fabric strip color, whipstitch around the the canvas. Note: You might have noticed in the video the edges were whipstitched first, then the canvas was worked. My technique worked the other way around, but it really doesn’t matter. Whichever way you prefer.
6. Turn the worked canvas over. Using craft glue, glue the ends flat to the back.
7. Cut a piece of felt to fit the back of the cuff. Pin the felt in place. Using matching thread, whipstitch the felt around the cuff’s edges.
8. Stitch the bracelet clasp to the cuff’s ends.