Friday, June 12, 2009
First of all, I have to clarify that the baby is no longer sick. Maybe he still has a bit of runny nose but the sick pictures I posted two days ago were taken last week. He is all better now. I was very touched to get all the concerned emails and phone calls asking about his health. It wasn't anything serious. He gets a cold here and there all the time and he always bounces back from them quickly.
Now, the fun stuff. I saw this super cute wristlet at Maker Faire and thought I had to make one. I bought the pattern and have made three so far. It's quite an enjoyable pattern to sew and I am addicted. I think everyone I know should have one. Here are the ones I have made so far:
This the first one I made. I didn't have the hardware on hand at the time so I made this one into a clutch, not a wristlet. I made this out of some uphostery weight fabric. This clutch is pretty firm and has a lot of body.
Then, I made these two.
You can see from the Mason jar that the wristlet is quite small. You can put a phone, sets of keys, drivers licence and credit card, maybe a little bit of cash and a pack of gum in it. It's the kind of thing I like to carry when I go out without the kids.
You can also unhook the wrist part and use the bag to carry your essentials and hook the bag into your regular big purse.
Here is a close up of the blue one. This is made out of quilting weight cotton and has only interfacing but no additional batting. It doesn't hold its shape as well but is much lighter.
I think this is my favorite so far. The outer shell and inner lining are both quilting cotton. The outer shell is interfaced and hte inner lining has some flannel sewn on for extra rigidity. It's impossible to iron this thing. Maybe I need a steamer? A ham?
I am considering putting these in the shop. What do you think? I have given the two flower ones away as gifts already. I still have the blue one. I want to make a red one for myself and then I can start sewing for the shop. Have to make just one more to perfect the technical stuff, right?