Sunday, July 21, 2013

Wristlets anyone....

I've realized I've become one of these women
 you know the ones you see carrying around their phone and their keys in their hands..


At games, I noticed most women have their phones and keys sitting beside them on the bleachers?  Why?  So I've been looking for the perfect wristlet to make for myself and my girls so we can keep our phone, etc. and just grab and go.

Since I'm new to the whole purse/wristlet/bag making thing and I didn't have the time or the inclination to try and figure out how to make one I just did an internet/Pinterest search.

I came across this wristlet





Wristlet number one.
This is the small wristlet with the outside pocket. (6.5" x 4")

I have to admit I got a little frustrated while making it.  
The instructions are very detailed and excellent!  It was just my own confusion!  
I don't like working with zippers and the little details on small things.
Hence why I make quilts, no putting in zippers or pockets.
Overall I was happy with the first one but made a few changes on the second one.



I'm not happy with how the top zipper came out. 
 And I like look of the invisible zipper vs the regular zipper.


And inside are Penguins!




Wristlet number Two (Finished Size 7" x 4.5")







I added a tab to both ends of the zipper and used an invisible zipper.  
Looks much better!  

I had intended to have an outside pocket on this one also but I made a silly mistake.  I had the pocket all made and was zig-zaging the ends so the zipper pull won't fall off and guess what I did?  Yep, I caught the zipper pull and pulled it right off the end and there was no fixing it after that.  And of course I did not have another zipper on hand.  So I made an inside pocket.



Now I need to make myself one.  I'm going to make the one with the zipper pocket on the outside and a pocket on the inside, I know wild and crazy!  The outside pocket will be for the car keys, and inside i'll put my iPhone and the pocket inside for holding some cash and cards.

Thanks for stopping by,
Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try. 
— Jack Canfield

2 comments:

  1. Cute. I need to make one of those. I'm the person you described carrying keys and phone in hand with my money or debit card shoved in my pocket.

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    1. Thank you! I know me too. I finally made one for myself and used it at the quilt show, it worked out great.

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