Added May 27, 2010
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This might possibly be my longest running project-to-post duration since I drafted and sewed up this cute wristlet last February using some scrap leather and some vintage lingerie fabric for a lining. I made it as a gift for a neighbour who wanted to remember a dear departed friend who left her a stash of vintage fabrics, and I loved the resulting wristlet purse so much that I felt compelled to share it with all of you! But I had problems digitising the pattern so it languished… but recently I was inspired to take another stab at it and I love the way it turned out!
The great thing is that because it’s a small purse, you can really make this out of leather scraps, or even an old leather skirt or jacket from a charity shop (thrift store or op-shop)! Or it doesn’t even have to be from leather at all, it’d work equally well in corduroy, denim, or even felt! And because it’s a wristlet, you can keep your hands free for drinks & canapes, or for beers & barbecues!
You can download the FREE pdf pattern either here on BurdaStyle or on FehrTrade.com and you can also see full photo step-by-step instructions on FehrTrade.com
I used red suede here which was leftover from another project, but this bag would work just as well in brocade or vinyl or denim or any other fabric with lots of body, including those awkward home dec offcuts. I lined this bag with some vintage lingerie fabric that had sentimental value to the friend I made it for.
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