Wednesday, August 14, 2013

DIY Wristlet Purse

Making your own limited edition

It has been a while since I last worked on any new sewing project. With the long Raya break at home, I reckoned it’s best to occupy the time to stock up my homemade gift buffer stock. I was hoping to make something useful other than household items.

Nowadays, wristlet purse is getting trendier. It is super versatile because you can use it as a replacement for bulky handbag which may not be so convenient to carry around to run short errands, office lunch outing at crowded eatery shops or even those disco nights where dancing is the prime agenda rather than keeping an eye of your oversized handbag. The wristlet can easily fit basic necessities, including ID, mobile phone, credit cards, lip gloss and cash and is small enough to use as a wallet in bigger handbags.

I seldom carry handbags to work. I used to have one self-made wristlet to take out during lunch hour which was big enough to store my wallet, hand phone, tissue, lipstick and car keys. Once, during a lunch outing with my boss, he saw the wristlet I carried and acknowledged it was much safer to carry such tiny handbag with short strap around hand than a big handbag. He later shared his wife’s unpleasant bag snatching theft experience and wanted to recommend his wife to get one too. This suggestion has prompted me to make more to share with my lady friends and relatives.

Shared below are some of the works I finished during the first 2 days of Raya break. Coach wristlet too expensive? Why not making your own ?

Not only cost saving but most important limited edition! Smile



Do you like these Bow Clutch Wristlets ? You can get the free DIY tutorial here.

Bow clutch collage



To add some variation to the bow clutch, I added a cloth rosette to it. I learnt to make these rosette via YouTube.

clothroses collage

Transform placemat into a trendy clutch wristlet with magnetic button


Simple lining zipper wristlet


I spent longer time in making this little half circle purse because I hand sewn the zipper. You can get this free tutorial here


This wristlet adapted from Garden Party Wristlet - Designed by Keyka Lou. I couldn’t locate any free pattern online, so I spent hours in trial and error to get this up.



  1. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 14, 2013 at 3:32 AM

    So beautiful. Yin, you are very creative and talented :)

    1. Dear Ivy:
      Thanks for the lovely compliment. These are still amateur works much to improve.

      Thanks for visiting.



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