Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Relaxing With Sewing

image wristlet purse blue flowers vintage bedlinen fabric

Firstly, for those of you who are looking for my Christmas card and bunting giveaway, head over to this post after you've read about my latest sewing exploits!  You may have gathered from the post title that I am trying to rest and unwind after my flurry of activity last week in preparation for the launch of my new dictionary page card and paper bunting ranges.  In hindsight, trying to launch two new ranges of handmade items while highly hormonal (sorry for the overabundance of information!) and trying to entertain small children in the midst of a four day long weekend, was not a good idea.  But I did it, I survived and then was left with the desire to make something for myself.  Of course, that could have just been an excuse to play with my sewing machine now that she is working beautifully after being serviced!

image wristlet purse blue flowers vintage bedlinen fabric

Anyway, after lots of umming and ahhing and poring over my various craft books and magazines, I decided to make a little wristlet purse for myself.  The pattern is one I've been wanting to try for a while because firstly, I love bags, purses, clutches, totes, you get my drift, and secondly, it looked like a cute present idea I could whip up at the last minute if needed.  This little wristlet really was quite quick to sew once I'd finalised my fabric choices (some retro bed linen paired with contemporary quilting fabric) and deciphered the instructions (which were very well written until the second last, and most important, step).  The only change I made to the pattern was to add a magnetic clasp instead of attaching a press stud.  So now I have a cute wristlet I can carry when I walk my cheeky monkeys to school or use when I go out and only need to take the bare essentials of mobile phone, keys and my cards!  Perhaps I'll make some more to give away as presents...

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