Type of item: Accessory
Medium weight canvas, embroidery floss, 7" zipper
What was your inspiration?
I got really into making these little fabric wallets, and one day, right around the time when wristlets got real popular, I had this amazing canvas fabric that was striped with navy blue and white that I had intended to make a wallet with. I sat down and was planning out my design when I decided to embroider a little anchor symbol on the front flap of this wallet because the colors and feel of this fabric just completely reminded me of being on a sailboat out in the middle of the ocean, in the middle of summer. I was so happy with how the anchor came out that I thought it would be way better to have it on something that you could see all the time (not just when you take your wallet out of your bag), and hence, this wristlet was born!
What are you most proud of?
The size. I did not use a pattern for this, instead I measured out all my own pattern pieces and did a couple in muslin first to figure out how long and wide I would want something like this to be. I finally came to this size, which is 7"x4". It's the perfect size to throw your keys, a smaller wallet, your phone, and whatever other little thing you like to carry around with you: i.e. lipstick, and dare I say it?? tampons!) I'm also proud of the lining color I decided on. I have made many, many handbags and I feel that the lining is just as important as the outside fabric of the bag. I think that the lining should leave as much as a lasting impression as the rest of the bag. Whether that be a lining fabric choice that pops, like the one I chose here, or florals, animal prints, stripes, anything, when your outside fabric is solid let's say. It also makes the bag that much more fun to make and look at! ;)