I am so excited to introduce to you my newest pattern, the Yarrow Wristlet & Pouch pattern! It feels like such a long time since my last pattern, so I’m happy to start off with this fun and useful pattern in the new year!
This project is fun to sew! If you’ve been stuck in a rut – sewing the same type of zippered pouch over and over – I think you’ll love this pattern. It’s a fun way to take your pouch making to a new level – with a curve! It uses small pieces of fabric (each size can be sewn with only two fat quarters (18×22″) which comes in really handy if you’ve been wanting to try some fabric combinations but don’t want to commit to a larger project.
Along with having some really fun design details, it makes a great gift! The Wristlet is perfect for running errands or using as a wallet in a larger bag (I’ve been using mine in my Sandhill Sling – it fits perfectly without getting lost!). The Pouch is great for a smaller wallet or to keep small items organized – plus it’s soooo cute! The wristlet has an interior zippered pocket and card slots, and the pouch has a pocket and one card pocket to keep everything tidy and easy to find.
Click here to purchase, grab your copy today through Sunday (January 16th at 10pm CST) for 20% off! No coupon code needed.
Here are some of the Yarrow’s features:
- two fun sizes to sew! Wristlet and a Pouch!
- take your pouch making to a new level with a fun curve! This pattern is geared for an Intermediate level sewist! (read on for more details)
- uses small pieces of fabric – perfect for using up those Fat Quarters in your stash!
- both sizes include interior card slots and pockets, the Wristlet includes an interior zippered pocket
- Wristlet is perfect for running errands or using as a wallet in a larger bag
- Instructions included for making wrist strap from fabric or leather!
Click here for more information and to purchase!
Today through Sunday (January 16th 10pm CST) pick up your copy for 20% off!
Project fabric details:
Pattern: Yarrow Pattern (in two sizes, Wristlet and a Pouch!)
Fabric: Wristlet is Dry Oilskin (Merchant & Mills) purchased at Oak Fabrics in Chicago, IL. Lining it Kitchen Window Wovens by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Pouch is Quarry Trail (printed on Robert Kaufman’s Essex) designed by me, lining is Ruby Star Society (I believe it’s by Melody Miller) purchased at Stitch Supply Co. in Eau Claire, WI a few years back.
I have a bunch more samples to show off! I used a twill fabric for one sample, and it worked out so beautifully. Can’t wait to show you! Quilting cottons will work for the pouch exterior, too, although a bit heavier like Essex is preferable. It’ll definitely be a fun pattern to play around with different substrates!
Can I sew this?????
This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewists. It can be kind of fiddly (as a lot of small projects tend to be) and takes some finesse. Is is totally doable for anyone who’s up for a bit of adventure. Here are a couple points to check in with yourself about your skill level:
- Do you feel confident and comfortable with a basic zippered pouch? Are you ready to try something new/different?
- Are you confident with your topstitching skills? and curves?
- Do you like the adventure of working with zippers?
If you answered YES to these, I think you can make the Yarrow!!
And be sure to sign up below for when the video sew-along begins! I’ll walk you through step-by-step.
Looking for supplies?
- 12″ main closure zipper (handbag zipper/1.25″-wide) for Wristlet
- 4″ interior zipper for Wristlet
- 8″ main closure zipper (handbag zipper/1.25″-wide) for Pouch
- wrist strap hardware kit (½”-wide d-ring AND ½”-wide swivel snap) in antique brass or nickel
- ½”-wide x 18″ long leather for optional wrist strap (instructions include both a fabric strap or leather – so choose what suits you best!) ADDING TO THE SHOP ON JANUARY 14th
I do want to mention that YES!!!, you can absolutely use zipper-by-the-yard (#5 coil is best!) for this project! I’m working on getting some to add to the shop, but for now shop at places like Zipper Valley, My Handmade Space, etc. I also used Janelle’s plastic coil 24″ zippers (Emmaline Bags), they work beautifully – all you need is to shorten the zipper!
Thank you so much for your support! I can’t wait to see your Yarrows! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@noodlehead531) and use #yarrowwristlet or #yarrowpouch and #noodleheadpatterns
Want to sew along???
Lastly! I will be hosting a sew-along for this project with full videos! Click here to sign up for the sew-along. Beginning on January 27th I will be sending out a weekly email (starting January 27th, and each Thursday through February 10th) with a complete video sew through. See you sooooon! The sew-along has ended, but I will be posting the links to each newsletter in a blog post: (CLICK HERE for the sew-along). Thank you!
30 thoughts on “New! The Yarrow Wristlet & Pouch Pattern”
I CANNOT wait to make this!!! I have been looking for a pattern like this – shape and size – and this looks PERFECT! Thank you!
Oh I am so happy to hear that Elizabeth! Thank you! 🙂
This is Anna! I Love it and will buy it! Thanks!!!!
Thank you Jana!!! 🙂
I cut 4!!! An now one will be finished this evening. The pattern ist great, as all your patterns do. I Love the idea to use oilskin.
Love these cute patterns! Can’t wait to try your latest pattern. Do you have details on the leather zip pills you used? They look so good!
Thanks so much Emma! Yes, these are made using some scraps of leather (some I carry in my shop, but am currently out of stock). I do have some very easy to use leather pulls that I just added to the inventory to as well: https://noodle-head.com/collections/leather/products/leather-zipper-pulls-5-pack Hope that helps!
Love this new addition to your pattern collection! It looks like a dream to make! Looking forward trying it out! Looks perfect for teenagers and anybody who needs a bit of cash and a card or two! Might even fit a phone!
Just downloaded the pattern. Thank you. Looking forward to starting on this soon!
It looks beautiful Anna. Thankyou for a new sweet pattern. I’m really looking forward to making one up.
Do you think and pair of sunglasses can nestle in the wristlet?
Hi Diane! Yes, it’s pretty roomy, so I think they would fit. 🙂
This pattern looks amazing! I can’t wait to make them both. How would waxed canvas work for the exteriors?
Thanks so much Susan! Glad you’re excited to make some! I think if you’re used to making zippered pouches and accustomed to working with waxed canvas it would work!
I was just thinking I needed a new daily wristlet for all my necessities. This will fit the bill perfectly. I might not be able to wait until the sew along. 😉
So glad you like it Kourtney! 🙂
I am going to purchase this pattern then look forward to the sew along. I have shared the announcement with two other bag lovers.
I just bought this. And added it to my to sew list. I want to make a set, a Yarrow, a Sandhill, and a Range. They are on my to sew list for this year. I have never done a list like that, so hopefully it motivates me to get things done! Thank you for sharing your talents!
Thanks so much Kristie! I appreciate that! And it sounds like a very fun list, you can do it!!
Hi! I love this so much that I couldn’t wait for the sew-along and started working on it yesterday. But I ran into a problem on step 6k. My purse zipper has zipper stops on both ends and two zipper pulls. (I couldn’t find a handbag zipper soI bought the purse one. Was this a fatal error?!) It certainly is making step 6k impossible! Any tips??
Hi Erin! I wrote you back an email. Thanks for the comment. 🙂
Hi Anna, love the Yarrow pattern that I added to my collection the moment you released last week. May I ask the name of the fabric and the types of fabric (cotton, linen, etc.) you used for the yellow flower and the beige/slate color ones, they are equally gorgeous as the quail and dry oilskin ones.
Hi Rebecca! Thanks so much! Yes, I do need to blog about those specific pouches. Here’s the fabric info on them: floral is designed by Basic Grey (Moda) from their collection Cider (it’s quilting cotton). Here’s a link to one of the colorways: https://www.sewtopia.com/product/moda-basicgrey-cider-blueberry-buckle/
The other geometric print is a heavyweight cotton screenprinted by Sarah Waterhouse (I bought a scrap pack from her many years ago): https://www.sarahwaterhouse.co.uk/
Hope that helps! 🙂
Anna, greatly appreciated!!! I love your fabric choices, they greatly enhance all your wonderful patterns. Thank you so much!
I signed up for the sew along but can’t figure out how to see the videos? 😢 can you help me please?
Hi Sandy, I’ve sent you an email. Thanks!
I’ve signed up twice for the sew along but have yet to receive an email?
Hi Maya, just sent you an email. Thanks!
I just received this email but none of the links in it work. I would love to make some of these for my Granddaughters. By the way it says that the sew along starts Jan. 27th I just received it and its Feb. 15th???
Hi Bonnie, I’m guessing that your email provider might be blocking the links. The sew-along newsletters began on January 27th and ended on February 10th so I am not sure why you would have received an email today. Please email us at email@example.com and we’ll help you out! 🙂