I scored this little wristlet for free in my most recent visit to my favorite thrift store (Being a frequent shopper has its perks!).
I liked its rusty hue, and its potential to store my essentials while I’m out on the town. I didn’t like how boring it was. I’m not usually the “crafty” type, but this little fella needed some help.
Yep. That’s a scrap of fabric from this not-so-fab refashion. Don’t worry…I’m still going to do a maaaaaajor overhaul to that one (still looking for another dress to create a frankendress), but until I do, I can at least use the scraps.
I cut a long strip from the scrap. Yes…this leaves raw edges all the way down the strip. I keep seeing embellishments like this in boutiques where the raw edges are exposed and allowed to fray. At first I thought, “What is this crap?!?!” But now I like it (fickle pickle that I am), and will be using this style element in future refashions.
Then, I started pinning it to the front of the pouch, in a sort of swirly shape.
When I was done, it looked like this:
I was digging it already!
I foolishly thought to myself, “Now I’ll just zip it through my machine and It’ll be done!”
This tiny pouch clearly would not fit on my machine. Apparently I have no real comprehension of size and shape. I had to sew my embellishment by hand, which I hate. I always think it’ll take forever. It only took a few minutes. :)
And that’s it! I’m now the proud owner of a delightful little wristlet!
I thought it looked great with my dress, a refashion I did awhile back. Sadly, I have no photos of the process, as I was going through a lazy phase. :(
Modcloth has a similar dress on their website that sells for $47.
Of course mine only cost me $1. :)
With my wristlet in tow, I was ready for Game Night at The Whig with some pals, pints, and Apples to Apples. :)