Pleated Wristlet PDF Sewing Pattern | Sew a zip top wristlet clutch handbag purse in 3 sizes with this intermediate sewing project tutorial.


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Sew a pleated wristlet with a concealed zipper with this PDF SEWING PATTERN.

This zipper installation is surprisingly simple to sew. Once you learn how to do it, you can use this type of zipper in some of your other projects.

The bag is a classic pleated style with a special triangular pleat at the bottom corners. This is another easy to accomplish sewing technique that is a quick and easy way to give depth to corners.

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Intermediate Sewing Pattern: You are comfortable with sewing in general and have experience with zippers. This pattern is not for beginners. Please get in touch if you need help selecting a pattern for your skill level.

Supplies (Materials You Provide):
Specific amounts vary by size and are shown in pattern instructions. All sizes use less 1 yard or less of each supply listed below.
• Exterior fabric
• Lining fabric
• Fusible interfacing - Pellon SF101
• Cotton batting or fusible fleece - Pellon 987F
• Muslin
• Zipper
• 1" diameter round ring/o-ring/oval ring
• Fabric marking pen
• Ruler

Approximate Finished Dimensions (width at bottom x width at top x height x depth):
Small - 8" x 7" x 5.5" x 2.5" (20cm x 18cm x 14cm x 7cm)
Medium - 11" x 9.5" x 6.5" x 3" (28cm x 24cm x 17cm x 8cm)
Large - 14" x 11" x 7.5" x 4" (36cm x 28cm x 18cm x 10cm)

Sew It & Sell It: Bags made using this pattern can be sold in your own shop. Please offer Michelle Patterns design credit in any written description.

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Average review
I have been looking for a simple but stylish design like this...and in three sizes is a huge bonus! Easy to follow instructions with simple pattern. Ideal!
Dec 24, 2017 by Belinda Hallows
Very nice pattern. I am new to sewing and I was able to follow along with the instructions easily. I can't wait to try more patterns! <3
Nov 7, 2017 by Teresa Lewis
Nov 6, 2017 by jinxedblackstarz
Great pattern ! Love it !
Oct 1, 2017 by Cyrielle D
item as described. Fast Shipping. Thank you!!!
Jul 17, 2017 by Ingrid Taylor

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