Wednesday, 26 January 2011

The "Everything Wristlet" Experience - Part 2

The outer bag is finished.
Next, I inserted the zipper in the lining panel. My zipper is 25 cm long , so I cut my zipper end pieces wider then 10.2 cm. I centered and placed the zipper and end pieces like it is drawn in the book.
This is what you get after you folded the zipper and pieces over at the stitching:
Then you have to pin and stitch the folded edge of the 20.6 cm line, to the other halve of the zipper. This is a bit tricky , because  if you stitch through the back of the pocket, you have a nice zipper but a closed pocket.
Where the lining is attached to the end pieces ,I stitched through the back, stopping at the point where the zipper coils begin. Here is a picture from the back:
Then, with an open zipper, you can edge  stitch along the zipper coils.
This is the result:
Next time, I am going to make my pocket deeper

Now ,I moved on to the center pocket.
At first this was a bit of a struggle. A picture would have explained more than words.
My first problem was where to put the Peltex on the card pocket panel. The book says to place it down from one short edge, but I think it has to be the side where you pressed the crease. 
I measured 15.3 cm (not 14 cm) down from one short edge. The 14 cm long Peltex piece fits perfectly along the crease with a 1.3 cm seam.
Here is a picture at stage 8b:
Then I folded the panel along the  marked lines like it is suggested in the book.
I got this:
The short edges didn't match, so I went back and skipped the 36.2 cm marks.
Now I got a perfect fit; look:
I made a second pocket in exactly the same way and stitched both together along the bottom edge, using my getta grip clips, because the layers are to thick to pin .

Next step: to put the center pocket in between the lining.
This is clearly explained .
Here I have inserted the center pocket between the left side edges of the lining.
It is not easy to make the gusset and stitch a straight line. You cannot move the center pocket completely out of your way, rather bend it out of the way.
I did the same with the right side. At once you will see that the center pocket fits perfectly and is almost floating between the sides of the lining panel.
Have a look:
Now you are ready to bring the exterior and lining together.
To be continued


  1. Thank you thank you thank you! I'm trying to assemble this everything wristlet, and I got stuck on the center pocket, because I suspect that there is a measurement discrepancy off by 1/2" (1.3cm). You confirmed it for me. I was wishing for a picture of the interior of the bag, and you provided it! THANK YOU!!! BTW, your bags ROCK!


  2. I am so glad I could help you.
    Thank you!


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