|Amy Butler: 10 (Everything Wristlet) - Type:Accessories |
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|Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner|
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|Posted on:||7/7/13 11:40 AM |
|Last Updated:||7/7/13 11:42 AM|
|Pattern Size:||Petite |
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
|Fabric:||Cotton - Quilting [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
A wristlet in two sizes with a strong interfacing to give it wonderful body and shape as well as a pretty wrist strap. Pleated sides and interior pockets make for easy access.
Small: 8" x 5" x 1 3/4"
Large: 10" x 7" x 1 3/4"
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I didn't add a brooch to the front flap.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Read the corrections before you start cutting your fabric.
I had to read every step a couple of times.
The zipper was really complicated to put in. Maybe it is the only way with this design, but still. It took me quite a while to figure it out.
The compartment between the card pockets shows the interfacing. I read the step over and over again and followed it by the word, but it still ended up showing. Also the center pocket is not attached to the lining at the bottom. I don't know if this is meant to be or my fault.
I had to sew the lining to the shell by hand. There was no way it would have fit in my machine. So no topstitching either here.
All the interfacing gives the finished bag a really good look and makes it sturdy. But it can be a challenge to stitch through all layers.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the outcome of this bag. It is not an easy pattern and one has to read the instructions very carefully.
I used quilting cotton for shell and lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't add embellishment to the front flap.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will sew it again, but not in the near future. It would make for a nice present. I would recommend it for more advanced sewers. Not a first bag project.
I like my finished bag. It is not easy and needs careful construction. The outcome is worth it. This was my first project from this book. For the next project I will do even more research beforehand.
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