"I have always been inspired by what people can make using their own two hands, simple materials, and of course, a creative spirit." This quote from Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction embodies not only her own passion but also her personal goal to share the kind of information and inspiration that allows others to discover their inner creativity. This is evident in her latest book: Stitched Style, which includes inspirational 20 projects and 65 hand embroidery designs to trace or iron-on transfer. As further encouragement to try your hand at hand-embroidery, today we have a Guest Tutorial from Indygo Junction for a darling wrist cuff done in a thinner, bracelet style.
When you're starting out to learn hand embroidery, it helps to think small. The Stitched Style book has project instructions for little business card cases, glasses cases, headbands, and other types of accessories that look great with just a few stitched designs. Amy has added to this selection with today's easy tutorial for a fabric bracelet.
These "wrist cuffs" as they are often known are super popular – not only because they're so simple to create, but also because they add a fun splash of color and texture you don't get with more traditional bracelets. Make one or make several and stack them up your arm. They would also be sweet little gifts.
Don't forget, right now Indygo Junction is featuring a Flash Sale Embroidery Starter Kit: a copy of Stitched Style plus two 20" x 28", 100% cotton dishtowels, one bright pink and the other rich orange. The kit is on sale for just $23.99, a fabulous 20% discount off retail for our Sew4Home friends; hurry – the offer ends March 17th, 2014, but is limited to stock on hand.
This free Guest Tutorial is created as a .pdf file. It includes photos and instructions for how to do the hand embroidery stitches. You might also want to check out the Mini Stitch Tutorial Amy did for us, which features additional notes on how to create the stitches featured on this bracelet project.
Click the image below to download the Hand Embroidered Bracelet Tutorial.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free program. Please be patient with the download process.