“Hip Hop Hooray, Hoooo” for the DIY Leather Cuff we are making today… Right about here you can insert a big old turquoise rock in my mouth. For some reason I am listening to sad, sad music on my computer but that song is BLASTING in my head. It’s probably because Marisa Pawelco’s die cuts are amaze-balls!
I am all about buying leather cuffs because let’s face it it’s easier and most of us don’t have the patience to sit there and cut a perfect line on leather. Remember when I made this one! I think Marisa though of all the impatient people out there when she designed her line with Sizzix!
♥→Today I will show you how to use an awesome crafting tool and how to create the most unique leather cuff using it.
If you are like me then you are totally in love with this turquoise rock! Let’s get started.
Scraps of Leather \ Brush \ Adhesive Bling \ Scissors \ Yarn \ Fabric Paint (optional) \ Sizzix Sophisticate Machine Only \ Sizzix Originals Die: Chained \ Sizzix Originals Die : Fashion Cuff
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The Sophisticate machine comes with a few parts that you will have to assemble, but don’t worry it’s simple!
1. Insert the handle into the side of machine
2. Use the screw driver that came with the machine to secure screw inside of the handle
3. Insert the rubber cap that covers the hole
VOILA! Pretty simple huh!
On each side of your die cut machine you press where the sticker is and the sides will flip open.
These are the two die cuts we will be using today.
P.S. Do not remove the foam and be careful because the metal inside the rubber is really sharp.
Said no one who sliced their finger trying to “dissect” the chains.
You have two cutting pads that come with the machine and you will need both every time you cut something.
To start you will lay out your leather scrap and place one of the cutting pads on top. With a pair of fabric scissors cut as close around the pad as you can. This does not have to be “perfect”, we just don’t want too much hanging off the edges.
This is how you will layer everything before we start inserting it into the machine.
1st layer: Cutting Pad
2nd layer: Die Cut of choice
3rd layer: Leather
4th layer: Cutting pad.
It’s like a crafty sandwich. Speaking of sandwiches, I think I want one with chips smashed on it.
Keep it all together nice and neat while inserting into the machine. The great thing is it’s convenient for anyone regardless if you are right handed or left.
Shoots, you can even do it with your feet if you want.
This is what it will look like when you run it completely through the machine. How amazing! It’s like a slice of heaven on a platter. Check out how precise it cuts and those dots…PERFECTION.
I love how detailed all of her die cuts are. Check out the chains! I have so many ideas just looking at them.
I am also in love with the negative space in this leather. You can even use this as a stencil now.
I am using shiny lion brand yarn for my string. I love this tan color. If you don’t like the way I am attaching the yarn you can simply tie a knot or put a chain on the ends. It’s really so versatile.
I am dressing up my black leather cuff with a sheet of blingy bling that you can cut then stick on anything.
Are you drooling yet?! I am.
For this cuff I attached one of the leather chain cut outs on top of my plain leather cuff. This will make any arm happy, for real.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial because it’s so stinking cute. Make sure to check out Marisa Pawelko’s site because she super cool.
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Hang out with these designers, see what awesomeness they’ve made, leave them some love and join us back here to share what goodness there was to be had:
- Margot Potter @theimpatientcrafter
- Jonathan Fong @jonathanfongstyle
- Hilary Kanwischer @hilaryscraps
- Anna-Karin Evaldsson @layersofink
- Tami Mayberry @tamimayberry
- Karin Jordan @leighlaurelstudios
- Laura Russell @makelifelovely
- Jennifer Priest @hydrangeahippo
- Tiffany Johnson @iheartart
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- Crafty Chica @craftychica
Jennifer Priest @hydrangeahippo
Tiffany Johnson @iheartart
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