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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tatted Cotter Pin Links Tutorial


My tatted cotter pin link tutorial is available as a free PDF. Click HERE to download the 2 page file.

I hope you'll have fun with this technique! It's another idea to play with.

My report on wearing the bracelet for awhile:
  • Using a tatted ring as a toggle loop didn't work. The toggle bar fell out. So, I added a proper metal toggle clasp, which does work well.
  • The tatting tends to lengthen with wearing, so for a bracelet make it just a little bit shorter than needed. It will stretch to a comfortable size. 
  • The tatted links hold their shape surprisingly well, considering that they're only fiber!  
My bracelet after wearing, with the finished clasp.

Another tatted cotter pin bracelet.

33 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your new pattern, it looks very interesting and may be used in other patterns when linking two parts I am sure it could become used very often.
    Margaret

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  2. I made a fiber toggle clasp once, hardened the T part with fabric hardener, and it worked like a charm.

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  3. Thanks everyone!

    Margaret, you're right, there could be many different uses and variations. It will be exciting to see what people come up with!

    Karen, fabric hardener is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. This is beautiful and great facts you shared. Now to look at this tutorial to see how you did it :) Thank You!

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  5. Oh thank you very very much, perfect to make christmas presents !

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  6. What an interesting bracelet. You always amaze. Many thanks for the pattern.

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  7. Very pretty. Can't wait to make it.

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  8. What size thread did you use?

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  9. @Jen Jen, I used size 10 thread in these samples.

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  10. Thank you, Marilee, that's a very pretty bracelet. Time to learn the alligator join.

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  11. Thank you for the instructions. You are wonderful to help

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  12. Looks cool. Another item to put on my to-do list..! Thanks Marilee...

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  13. Thanks for the pattern I love it. I have been looking for something I could convert into a garland for my Christmas Tree and I do believe I just found it with your pattern. I will use different colored embroidery thread for each link. Again what a great pattern!!

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  14. Simply beautiful. Now I have to learn the SSSR. What a beautiful gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thank you so much for an excellent tutorial and for sharing your creativity :-)

    I have used Ninetta's Curled Ring , folded on itself, as a toggle for bracelets & it works beautifully without slipping out of the ring even when I tried pulling on it deliberately. It really came in handy coz I don't have clasps, etc.

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern. I'll cetainly try it :)

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  17. Thanks for sharing your tutorial! This is on my to-do list!

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  18. Excellent tutorial, and unique concept! You are so generous with your ideas and talent! I don't know how you found the time to do this detailed tutorial! It is greatly appreciated!

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  19. very pretty, will give it a try, and soon! Thank you for your talents...and willingness to share!!

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  20. Pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :).

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  21. Thank you for sharing the pattern!

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  22. Thank you Marilee, you are a Genius.

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  23. Great pattern marilee..im doing in green and red..xmas colours..will show you how it goes!

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  24. Great pattern marilee..im doing in green and red..xmas colours..will show you how it goes!

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  25. Thank you. I was looking for a project for gifts for wedding party. It's so pretty, I hope I can make one or three just as pretty.

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  26. Hi Marilee. I tried to download this lovely pattern but the link doesn't seem to work. Can you please tell me how to make this lovely cutter pin. I'm so desperate!!!!

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  27. Madhur Dadlani, try this link, copy and paste into your browser https://www.keepandshare.com/doc/7703457/tatted-cotter-pin-links-pdf-799k?da=y

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