DIY Leather Cuff Tutorial with Ruche


I’m over on Ruche’s Youtube Channel sharing how to make a simple (seriously crazy simple) leather cuff. You’ll have one whipped up in no time. Miriam and I are both sharing DIY videos from our visit to Ruche headquarters a few weeks ago. Be sure to check out her sailboat pendant DIY as well (it’s genius and adorable).

And it’s likely you have all of those materials on-hand.



  • 2-4 oz leather
  • glue
  • scissors
  • paint (watercolor or fabric paint)
  • brushes

Read more below to see the rest of the step-by-step photos.


Cut your leather to the desired width and just long enough to go over your fist and an extra half inch.


Paint on your leather. If you use a veggie tan or tooling hide, you can use watercolor! Fabric paint works great, too. It’s very flexible and ages well.


Apply glue to the top edge of one side and the bottom edge of the other. Secure together


Allow glue to cure with bulldog clips for 20 minutes to an hour.

Wear and enjoy!

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    1. Sam says:

      So cool! I’ll have to try it out.

    2. Lia Z. says:

      Woah, I love this! I have some scrap leather and this is the perfect project for it! Which glue would be good though?

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