Please note: this is a PDF sewing pattern available for instant download, not a finished product.
The wristlet is destined to be the most useful handbag in your wardrobe! With its built-in wallet and petite size, you can carry everything you need while still looking chic. Make it in denim or canvas for day, or something silky and shiny for evening!
The wristlet stands 5" tall and 8" wide, with a 2.75" wide gusseted bottom. It closes with a 7" zipper, and includes a flat wallet built into the lining, with six pockets for credit cards and one for cash. The wrist strap is 6" long and the piping and accent fabric on the front are optional.
Medium-weight denim, canvas, corduroy, duck cloth or upholstery fabric are perfect for the body ("self fabric"). Use lightweight wovens like quilting cotton for the lining, accent fabric, and piping, if you want to make your own. Commercially made piping of any weight works well, too. For an evening version, try medium weight silk or poly blend brocade or damask for the body, and a stiff but lightweight fabric like silk or poly blend dupioni for the lining.
Avoid fabrics that are sheer, stretchy, knit, drapey, slippery, heavyweight, or with pile like velvet or faux fur.
- 1/4 yard of self fabric and 1/2 yard of lining fabric
- 1 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing (I like Pellon brand Shape-Flex SF 101)
- optional: 8" length of 5mm cord and fabric for piping at least 9" wide by 2.5" tall
- optional: scrap of accent fabric at least 9" wide by 4" tall
- 7" zipper
- basic sewing supplies + a zipper foot
Syndicate sewing patterns by Valerie Williams are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License, and are for personal use only.