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Slow Stitched Boho Bracelet


It all started with this:

A box of sari scraps from Gwen Lafleur. So beautiful. I have hoarded them for a while now, playing with them, mix and matching them. So beautiful that I was loath to cut them up and use them. I have long been wanting to make a cuff from them. Actually, I had several other pieces in mind, but I still can’t bring myself to cut those, so I used a piece I love,  but felt ok about using.


Irresistible India Embellished Sari scraps

quilt batting (I used organic cotton that I had leftover from a project over 10 years ago)

needle thread

Sari ribbon from Darn Good Yarn in 3 different colors

Vintage Vibe Millinery Leaves

Contrasting fabric to cover button

Dritz cover button in size of choice

Flower stamens for artificial flowers (I got mine from Michael’s, but I see you can get them on Etsy.)

Going Global Turkmen Jewelry Parts

Glass beads

Making the bracelet

A piece of quilt batting was cut to fit around my wrist plus 1.5 inches. This beautiful fabric was wrapped around the batting and sewn in place. A small piece of the fabric was made into a loop and sewn into the end.

A piece of sari ribbon was chosen to add contrast to the wristlet. It was handstitched slightly off center using a running stitch down the middle of the ribbon.

The button form was covered next and sewn in place before embellishing. This order of doing things allows for determining the center of the cuff for embellishing purposes.

Next a piece of sari ribbon was made into a flower. Using a running stitch along the bottom edge, gathering the edge of the ribbon and twisting it into a spiral the flower comes to shape.


Then a few stitches tack it together. Flower stamens were added along with a few glass beads. Make two in different colors. Sew a Millinery Leaf to the cuff. Add the two flowers next.



Here you can see the button, the loop (green) and the embellishment.


Next, sew a Turkmen Jewelry Piece on either side of the flowers.

Finish by adding beads along the sari ribbon strip.

Easy peasy. You can bet there will be more. I still have a box full of sari scraps. Want to get some of your own? Visit Gwen’s store.

What are you making these days? I’d love to know.

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  1. This turned out great Lynda… what a cool idea – I love it!

    1. lshoup says:

      Thanks, Gwen! I’m glad you like it. It was really fun to make this. I think I could get lost making them. I’d wake up, find I’d made 100s of them and that my name has changed to Stitch Van Winkle.

  2. Beautiful indeed! And it does look rather easy Lynda! I may have to give it a try!
    Jackie xx

    1. lshoup says:

      It was really fun to make. You are right, it isn’t that hard to make them. It is also a great way to use up my hoarded stash of materials. Look forward to seeing you give it a try.

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