- Step 1: Download and Print Pattern
Download and print the
Leather Bracelet pattern. There is one pattern sheet
with four bracelet styles and three motif patterns.
Tip: The bracelets can be made without a
pattern. Just cut suede leather strips 1" to 1½" wide and
long enough to wrap around your wrist with a ½" to ¾"
Patterns are Adobe PDF files. The
Adobe Reader is available for free.
All of Aunt Annie's project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter-size paper (8.5"x11" or A4).
When printing from Adobe Reader, you may need to select Auto-Rotate and Center or Choose paper source by PDF page size to ensure the best fit.
Step 2: Cut Patterns
Cut out the bracelet and motif patterns of your choice. See the
step 6 illustration for design
ideas. Aunt Annie includes four copies of each motif pattern in case one gets
Tip: For more permanent and reusable patterns,
print or trace the patterns onto cardstock or lightweight cardboard.
- Step 3: Trace Patterns
Place the bracelet pattern on your piece of suede leather. Hold
the pattern down with one hand and trace around it carefully with a
ballpoint pen. Repeat with the motifs, using a contrasting color of
- Step 4: Cut Leather
Using a pair of heavy-duty craft scissors, cut out the bracelet and
motifs inside the ink lines. Leather snipers or a craft knife and
cutting mat can also be used. Adult supervision is required
when using a craft knife.
Tip: Adjust the length of the suede bracelet
strip to fit your wrist!
- Step 5: Velcro Fastener
If using a strip of Velcro, cut off a piece about 1/2" (1.5 cm)
With the bracelet right-side-up, glue the hook piece of
the Velcro fastener near a square end of the bracelet. Turn the
bracelet over and glue the loop piece of Velcro near the
opposite end. Use a toothpick or other disposable object to spread
the glue. Do not get the glue on your fingers.
Tip: Children should use tacky glue or be supervised
closely by an adult when using contact cement.
Tip: Do not stick the Velcro together until the
glue has set according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Step 6: Motifs
Decide on the arrangement of your motifs. The motifs should be
centered on the bracelet lengthwise. Spread glue on the back of the
motifs one at a time, and press into place.
Tip: If you are using the animal head
motif, add facial features with a ballpoint pen.
That's it. Your bracelet is done!