9.29.2011

If You Want Something, Do It Yourself- Fringe Ankle Cuffs


After seeing these lovely booties online somewhere, I fell in love. 
I was instantly inspired and knew I could do something like this myself.
Do you want them too?? Here's how to do it yourself!

Supplies
1. Fabric (I used faux leather)
2. Velcro ( You need 2 sets of connecting pieces to make both cuffs)
3. Scissors
4. Felt (I measured around my ankle & added about a 1 1/2 overlap)
5. Needle & thread ( I hand sewed mine but you can use your sewing machine)


1. I measured my faux leather to the length of my felt & cut to make the first layer.

 2. I pinned over about 1/2 an inch so that when I sewed it onto the felt it would have a more finished look.
3. Sew the first layer (the bottom layer) onto the felt (about 1/2 an inch from the bottom of the felt)


It should look like this once you have sewn the first piece on from step 3.


 4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the top layer: cut, pin, & sew.

5. Cut strips to create the fringe as thick or skinny as you like. 
My first few cuts were a little crazy as you can see but they looked better as I kept cutting.

6. Place the cuff around your ankle and locate where you want your velcro to attach to each other for a good fit. Pin one side of the velcro to the outside & sew into place.

7. The other side of the velcro will be sewn to the opposite end on the inside of the cuff. This is the end that will wrap around your ankle to meet where you've placed the other piece of velcro that connects to it.

8. This has only made one cuff so far, so you need to repeat all of these steps to make the second one.


That's pretty much it! Now just wear with whatever shoes you like. 
Feel free to trim the fringe shorter if you like or just try this with one layer of fringe.

Hope you all enjoyed this :)
If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or email me.

35 comments:

  1. great DIY-project ! ^^ result is fabulous, cute ones & very versatile, since they can be used with any kind of shoes i think:>

    xx indie by heart

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  2. Wow, so fancy! I actually think yours look better than the original! Great job :)

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  3. Thanks for posting!! I'd love to try & do this myself :)

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  4. Love this!! You're so creative!! Sometimes i make myself some jewelry. x Tati

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  5. I like your ideas and sense of style.

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  6. this is so great! thanks for this DIY tutorial. I always wanted fringe booties but I am afraid to buy one as they are too trendy. thanks for this now I don't have to buy one after all. :)

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  7. Fabulous :) nice idea!!!

    xx

    Have a nice weekend :)

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  8. I love love love the fringe! Defo trying this! :)

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  9. great idea! they look stunning..ure talented..

    xoxo,
    http://rosalinaaa.blogspot.com/

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  10. haha totally love this! I want to make my own epaulettes for Fall, I should do that this weekend!

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  11. omg that is just so coolplease can you check out my blog?
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  12. this is genius erica!!!!!! one of the best DIY i've ever seen<3 thanks for sharing, you just inspired me with an amazing idea :)

    love,
    Teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  13. wow niceee! You did a really good job!

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  14. Those are SO badass! You did an amazing job! They're gorgeous shoes, I want a pair! But I'm not even going to attempt to do them myself. I will find some way to screw it up haha.

    xoxo
    Em

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  15. These are so great. Love them! You're so creative!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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  16. Wow! awesome DIY! love it~ xx

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  17. wow! such a good idea!! (:

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  18. ooooh! i love DIY. and this DIY is amazing. we'll surely try it :)

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  19. wow I can't believe you did this!! So amazing I must try :)


    - Sydney xo

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  20. ohmyword, fantastic! such a great way of jazzing up your shoes!!

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  21. This is an awesome DIY- your shoes turned out so great! Thanks for sharing =)

    star-crossed smile

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  22. these are BRILLIANT! I need to try it :D

    xxx

    Catflicks

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  23. nice tutorial! cool fringe!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  24. Nice post

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  25. That's awesome, I'm so making those when I get home tonight.

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  26. great great DIY! I just love leather fringes..

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  28. Wow you are so creative. I would never have thought of that. I might just have to try this!
    :)
    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  29. I dig it! Such a fun idea! :) BTW, thank you for visiting my site!!! I'll be following yours!

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  30. I'm such a sucker for blogs with DIYs, and this is a great tutorial! I'm now following :)

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  31. Wow another awesome idea..def going to try this!

    x
    Valentina de Pertis

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