Improv Zip Wristlet PDF Sewing Pattern
Make a zip top wristlet from just one main pattern piece using this unique PDF SEWING PATTERN.
This way of sewing is fast, fun, and liberating! The idea is to rough cut pieces using one single pattern piece marked with guidelines. The pieces are trimmed straight along the edges sewn together.
If you find yourself annoyed or impatient having to cut out a bunch of small pieces when sewing with a traditional sewing pattern, you will love sewing this way!
Sewing this way also gives you almost literally endless options for easily making this bag in different sizes. Check out these blog posts for different bags I've made using this just this one pattern.
This pattern is the same basic idea as Intro to Improv Zip Pouches pattern. You may want to try these pouches first to see if you this technique suits your sewing style.
One pattern piece with guidelines is included. This will make a small wristletfor phones or other items about 3.5" x 5.5" or smaller.
Then last page of the instructions (page 9) shows how to make your own divided pattern piece so you can make this in a custom size to fit other items.
Finished Dimensions for Size Included: 6" w x 4.25" h x 0.75" d x 8" strap x 5.25" strap opening (15.3cm x 11cm x 19mm x 20cm x 13.3cm)
Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate - You are comfortable and confident with zippers and sewing in general, have good cutting skills, and an adventurous sewing spirit.
Supplies You Provide:
• 1/4 yard exterior fabric (FQ ok)
• 1/4 yard lining fabric (FQ ok)
• 1/2 yard woven fusible interfacing
• 1/4 yard muslin
• 1/4 yard 45" wide fusible fleece
• (1) swivel clip
• (2) polyester coil zippers - (1) 7" (18cm) & (1) 9" (23cm)
• 1/4" Wonder Tape - optional
• cutting mat or other grid surface to help align things straight
• basic sewing tools & notions - thread, scissors, etc.