See tutorial after the jump...
What I Used:
- 4 pieces of 6x10" fabric rectangles OR cut cuffs + 2 inches of sleeve from an existing button-down shirt
- Trouser socks (socks that look / feel like pantyhose but only go up to your ankle)
- 20" Studded trim (purchased mine at Joann's but should be available at other sewing stores)
- Fabric Glue
Materials - I used black fabric and black trouser socks.
1. (If you are using existing cuffs / sleeves, cut your sleeves at 2 inches above the cuffs and then skip to Step 4) Take 2 of your rectangles with the wrong sides out and sew together at the 3 sides as indicated by the dashed line above. Then do this with the other 2 rectangles.
2. Flip it inside out.
3. Take your trouser socks. Measure from the cuff down 8" and cut.
4. Sew the unsewn end of your rectangle (or sleeve) to the cut end of your trouser sock (opposite the cuff) overlapping by about 1/4".
You might be wondering why I'm using a trouser sock. It's a really easy way to have a stretchy (to accommodate any part of your arm from wrist to mid-forearm), thin sleeve that won't add any bulk to whatever you're wearing. Plus I have a bunch of them that I don't wear. :)
5. Arrange your studs and fold your cuff to accommodate the height of your trim.
6. Iron at the fold.
7. Glue your studs down with fabric glue. (Optional - I also reinforced mine with some stitches throughout the trim.) Let glue dry and you're finished!
Voila! A little sparkle and attitude never hurt anyone :)
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