Improv Zip Wristlet PDF Sewing Pattern | Sew a zip top wristlet for phones, small journals, or make a custom size (instructions included).

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ATTENTION PLEASE: PDF SEWING PATTERN ONLY. This is concept sewing & not a standard pattern. Please read the description before ordering and let me know if you have questions.

Make a zip top wristlet from just one main pattern piece with this unique SEWING PATTERN.

This is different way of sewing, but it is fast, fun, and gives GREAT results. It's kind of like if Edward Scissorhands decided to sew--everything gets chopped up initially, but in the end it turns into something beautiful.

The idea is to freehand cut pieces (they don't need to be perfect) and then straighten them as needed. A divided pattern piece is given and step-by-step instructions show you how to make it happen.

This pattern is the second pattern in a series and the first pattern can be found here:

The document includes a divided pattern piece for a small wristlet that will work for phones 3.5" x 5.5" or smaller, or can be used for a hardbound pocket size Moleskine.

Then the last page of the instructions (page 9) shows you how to make your own divided pattern piece so you can make this in a custom size to fit other things like phones, tablets, laptops, journals, day planners, or other things less than 2" (51mm) deep.

Finished Dimensions for Size Included: 6" wide x 4.25" high x 0.75" deep x 8" strap x 5.25" strap opening (15.3cm x 11cm x 19mm x 20cm x 13.3cm)

Intermediate Sewing Pattern - You are comfortable and confident with zippers and sewing in general, have good cutting skills, and have an adventurous sewing spirit.

Supplies (Materials You Provide):
• 1/4 yard exterior fabric 42" wide - FQ ok
• 1/4 yard lining fabric 42" wide - FQ ok
• 1/2 yard woven fusible interfacing - Pellon SF101
• 1/4 yard muslin
• 1/4 yard fusible fleece - Pellon 987F
• (1) swivel clip with a 0.5" (13mm) attachment point & 0.25" (6mm) opening
• (2) polyester coil zippers - (1) 7" (18cm) & (1) 9" (23cm) - longer zippers ok
• 1/4" Wonder Tape - optional, but recommended
• cutting mat or other grid surface - optional, but recommended
• basic sewing tools & notions - sewing machine, thread, scissors, etc.

Sew It & Sell It: Items made using this pattern can be sold in your own online store, local boutiques, craft fairs, etc. Please offer Michelle Patterns design credit in written descriptions.

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All items for sale must be handmade by you. Contracting with others to mass produce the designs is expressly prohibited.

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