My friend Rocio made some of these wristlets for Christmas presents and she did such a great job that I thought I would try it out too. She used the tutorial from Sew4Home, which is sponsored by Janome.
I made some modifications from the original tutorial of course (you know I always do!). Rocio suggested attaching a D-ring to the strap tab and then attaching the strap to it directly, instead of using a swivel clip. So I did that and it worked out well (I used a 3/4″ size D-ring). I also used craft fuse on both the front and back pieces (instead of medium weight fuse) and it was really stiff…I think I might just use the craft fuse on the very back. I do like the stiffness of the craft fuse but maybe just not so much of it.
I also am questioning whether the wristlet itself is a little big – 5.5″ x 7.25″. I might try to make it a smidge smaller, maybe 4.5″ x 6″ in the future.
The wristlet – notice I used a solid top, I not did piece it like they did on the tutorial.
Overall, I am pretty happy how this turned out. It feels good finally having conqered zippers! I used to avoid projects that had zippers until I figured out they aren’t so scary…you just have to use a zipper foot!
Anyway, I still am dragging my feet on my big project I started over a week ago…I better get going and work on it. Am I the only one who is more excited about starting a project than actually finishing it? I will eventually get it completed, sent off and posted here.