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!
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!