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cutesy wristlet tutorial

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Sorry I’ve been quiet for a while! The last month’s been crazy- event after event and most of them with a lack of internet. I’m back until the August Bank Holiday (23-26th) When I have four packed days of events! Friday and Saturday is a local charity fundraiser, and Sunday and Monday are going to be the Newhampton Arts Centre Vintage and Crafts Weekend. Kaii’s Creations will be selling many assorted bags, plushies, blankets and more.

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Right, onto the tutorial! It’s based off of this, but I simplified some of the steps and made it (in my humble opinion) a little easier to follow, and quicker.

Right. What you need to start is:

  • Outer Fabric:
    3 inch x 8.5 inch
    5.5 inch x 8.5 inch
    7.5 inch x 8.5 inch
    2.5 inch x 13 inch
  • Lining material:
    3 inch x 8.5 inch
    5.5 inch x 8.5 inch
    7.5 inch x 8.5 inch
  • Interfacing (semi-optional):
    3 inch x 8.5 inch
    5.5 inch x 8.5 inch
    7.5 inch x 8.5 inch
  • Zip (at least 9 inches, plastic- DO NOT USE A METAL ZIP!!. I used a 11 inch zip.)
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing machine optional. (I still don’t have one so obviously- you can do this by hand if you like!)

Preparation- iron your interfacing onto the outer fabric!

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Instructions:

Sandwich your 3×8.5 fabric on either side of the zip- lining fabric up, zipper up, outer fabric down. Sew along one side.

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Flip your sandwich! Do the same with the 5.5×8.5 fabrics, making sure your fabrics line up.

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Fold and press your handle- the 2.5×13 strip. Fold it in half, press, and unfold. Fold the sides to the centre and press again, and fold with the raw edges on the inside. Sew along the edges.

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Sew the large lining piece on to the other pieces, lining the square up. Pin it in place first! Make sure you only sew it to the lining material, and leave a gap for turning later. Remember to undo the zip!

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Sew the outer material onto the other sections, pinning the strap on at the top first. Sew all the way round.

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Turn!

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And now sew up the hole you left. Push the bottom back inside and viola, you have your wristlet. Makes a great gift, and you could make the strap shorter for a child- even use waterproof material to use it as a great little purse if you’re going to the beach.

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