This pattern does not contain any pattern pieces, it is created using measurements provided.
This wristlet is the 1st pattern in my new EMKIE LITE pattern range, this range is all about being more affordable while not skimping on quality. More patterns will be added to this new range in 2017 alongside my regular pattern range. The EMKIE LITE range is for beginner bag makers or for small business owners who sew to sell and need to have really quick & easy patterns to make (that are still gorgeous and look fabulous).
The Break The Rules Wristlet is a great wristlet with a unique look that can be dressed up as a night-out-clutch or dressed down for use as a cool zip pouch for the kids. With all its options, ability to use up scraps, and fun front panel construction… this wristlet really does break the rules!! I love mine with the added fleece for use as a clutch.
The finished size of The Break The Rules Wristlet measures approximately 5 ½” tall x 9 ½”wide (12.5cm x 24cm).
For more photos of bags made using this pattern please see this blog post
• Skill level: Confident Beginner
• Please read all directions before beginning.
• The seam allowance is 1/4” (0.6cm) unless otherwise stated.
• Be sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of all stitching unless otherwise stated.
• There are NO pattern pieces for this pattern, all pieces should be cut to the measurements provided
in the cutting guide (page 4).
• Important things to note when working with leather.
◦ Never use pins, be sure to use clips instead.
◦ Be sure to use a leather needle.
◦ Be sure to use a 40 to 60 weight bonded nylon thread or a 100% polyester thread.
◦ Be sure to use a walking foot, roller foot or teflon foot on your sewing machine.
◦ Lengthen your stitch length when topstitching, it ensures a neater more professional look.
◦ Check on scrap piece of leather first that is the same thickness as what you will be sewing, (i.e.
interfaced, etc.) and use that to work out the tension needed for the project. Many domestic machines
will not cope with the thickness of some leathers, testing on a scrap piece of leather will
come in handy to find this out too.
• Extra important things to note when working with faux leather, the above leather tips should
be adhered to, plus…
◦ Be sure to use low heat and pressing cloth if fusing to faux leather.