Do you need some buffalo plaid in your life? This small scale plaid with just a hint of sparkle is the perfect little accessory for your holiday wardrobe. Make one for you and one for your bestie.
This buffalo plaid needlepoint cuff is stitched up with Kreinik Silk Mori and #12 braid metallic black Kreinik Thread onto 13 mesh zweigart canvas. You can download a free chart for this here, buffaloplaidcuff .
I used basketweave stitch in both the solid black and solid red squares. In the solid black squares I also used a strand of the black metallic along with the silk to add a little sparkle. In the red and black squares of the plaid pattern I used the metallic thread in a x stitch to add texture.
Once you have stitched your plaid panel trim the unstitched canvas down to about five or six rows and fold all sides inward and press with an iron. Whipstitch the edges with the silk to add a clean edge to your cuff.
Next, prepare a lining. I chose a black and white toile to compliment the “rustic” plaid. Cut your fabric to size, iron on a lightweight interfacing to add body and hem all four sides. Attach wrong sides together and either hand or machine sew all four sides to attach backing and needlepoint together.
Next, choose a sew on snap for closure and attach. I raided my vintage stash for my snaps and threads.
As always, I try to keep these project posts low cost, modern and suited to a range of stitchers. If you think these cuffs would make a nice series of kits, leave a comment. Message me if you need help sourcing materials for this project or have any questions. Have fun and give something handmade this Christmas! xo Jenny