Nancy Zieman Sew a Girlfriend Wristlet



The Girlfirend Wristlet is quick-to-sew, but best of all, it’s very useful. I have a wristlet like this inside my bigger handbag. When running a quick errand, I grab this wristlet—it’s just the right size to carry during quick errands.

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Choose a trendy double-faced quilted fabric, add snappy trims, and within less than 2-hours of time, you will complete a personalized gift!


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Supplies:

http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/quick-sewing-projects/stitch-the-girlfriend-wristlet—an-ideal-gift/

1. Fuse and stitch straps & tab

  • Fuse 5/8″ Create-a-Strap to the wrong side of the 18″ x 1-1/4″ strip.
  • Fuse 1-1/4″ Create-a-Strap to the wrong side of the 16″ x 2-1/2″ strip.
  • Fold and press along the perforation.
  • Center ribbon over the edges. Edgestitch along ribbon edges.

2. Create a Tab

  • Add a magnetic snap on the ribbon side of the 1-1/4″ (wider) strap 5″ from one end.


Nancy Zieman Sew a Girlfriend Wristlet



  • Fold tab, ribbon side out, 6″ from the end with the snap. 
    Nancy Zieman Sew a Girlfriend Wristlet



  • Edgestitch folded sections of the tab along each edge, using a zipper foot. 
    Nancy Zieman Sew a Girlfriend Wristlet



3. Create Strap

  • Cut narrow strap into two pieces: 16″ and 2″.
  • Thread the 16″ strap through the opening in the swivel latch. Turn under 1/4″ at each short end, and butt folded ends near swivel hook; topstitch to secure straps together.


Nancy Zieman Sew a Girlfriend Wristlet



4. Prepare zipper

  • Cut two 2″ squares from accent fabric. Fold each square in half.
  • Position half-squares at each end of the zipper with folds to the center, allowing 7-1/2″ opening of the zipper.
  • Edgestitch along the folds.
  • Trim off excess zipper tape beneath the fabric ends.


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5. Assemble Wristlet

  • Fold 2″ x 5/8″ strap in half, creating a loop.
  • Position loop 6″ from bottom edge, along one side.
  • Center and pin single layer of tab to one narrow end of a fabric rectangle.
  • Topstitch single layer of tab to fabric along each edge. (The double layer of the tab will not be stitched to the quilted fabric.)
  • Add remaining half of the magnetic snap 1-3/4″ from narrow end of second quilted rectangle.

Nancy Zieman Sew a Girlfriend Wristlet



  • With right sides together, stitch zipper to top edges of each rectangle. Turn right side out and topstitch along fold.


Nancy Zieman Sew a Girlfriend Wristlet




Nancy Zieman Sew a Girlfriend Wristlet



  • Open zipper. Meet fabric edges right sides together. Stitch side seams and lower edge. Turn right side out.

Nancy Zieman Sew a Girlfriend Wristlet



  • Clip strap to loop. Close tab with snap, slightly tucking fabric under tab.

Enjoy!


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