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Red Suede Ruffled wristlet

Added May 27, 2010

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...






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

Material Notes

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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Garment Type
Bohemian, Bridal, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Coating, Corduroy, Denim, Leather/Fur, Satin, Suiting, Velvet, Wool



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    Jan 6, 2011, 12.33 PMby pollygirl

    Thanks for the very detailed tutorial. I love the wristlet, it’s very striking and I’m sure I’ll enjoy making one for myself too. =)

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    Jan 5, 2011, 02.16 PMby tenna5

    Thank you for the pattern and instructions:)

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    Jun 22, 2010, 07.59 AMby cozywork

    wow~~very good patten..This patten open..my blog…^^~*

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    May 27, 2010, 02.53 PMby luzie

    Wow! Thank you so much for uploading the pattern! I’m planning to sew a black dupion silk dress and I think your wristlet will go perfect with it!

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    May 27, 2010, 02.10 PMby hdk100

    I just jumped at this beauty and tried to download the pattern but the computer said the file was damaged… What now? I’d like to make one, it’s very cute.

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      May 27, 2010, 02.30 PMby squirrellypoo

      Did you download it from here on BurdaStyle or from FehrTrade.com? I’ve just tested both and they’re working fine for me. Perhaps the file didn’t completely download? The full filesize is 1.3MB – I’d suggest trying to download it again, or from the other place from where you tried before.

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      May 27, 2010, 06.38 PMby hdk100

      I’ll go for it again! Thnx!

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