Recently Silke asked how to spice up legwarmers and Marie and I equally agreed to studs, buttons, or sequins will be the best solution for such a DIY work. Since the pointed studs on the cuffs could ruin the tights, the necessary safety precautions should be taken.
And since I prefer flexible solutions, these removable studded straps were created, which you can wear also on boots or socks, or take them as a bracelet as well.
Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need
- Two rubber bands ( measure the calf circumference and add two centimeters seam allowance)
- Ruler (or tape)
- Studs and a teaspoon for bending
- Two small clip closures
- Sewing kit
If you can’t find any type of clip closures or decorative buckles, it works without them as well. Just use a rubber band and sew it together. This variation, however, is not wearable as a bracelet.
DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions
DIY Step 1
Sew a clip closure at one end of a rubber band.
DIY Step 2
Measure the length of the rubber band and accordingly set marks for the studs.
DIY Step 3
Now attach the studs. A small spoon is the best tool for bending the pins at the back.
DIY Step 4
Sew another clip closure on the finished strap.
Here you see the finished studded straps.
DIY Step 5
Now attach two bows (from thin rubber thread or cord), so the straps will not slip down. DONE!
Fashion DIY Tutorial – Final Result “Studded Straps for Legwarmers and Socks”
Worn as a bracelet.
Worn “slipped” (this way I like the cuffs best)
Worn in the “regular” way.