I have a dear friend who loves pink camouflage. Seriously loves it. For Christmas, I surprised her with a tote bag (which I forgot to photograph) out of pink camouflage and, as anticipated, she loved it. Really, really loved it.
Pink camo - who knew??
Now, personally, I'm not a huge fan of pink camo (really, of any camo); I don't understand it. Are you hiding in the Barbie aisle at Toys R Us? I just don't get it. Still, it was a labor of love and she truly loved her Christmas present, which was my goal, after all. I decided to use the leftover fabric to surprise her with another gift and I ended up having enough fabric to make a little something for her daughter (another fan of pink camo), too.
Mother - Daughter gifts...
(I always by extra fabric when I'm making something specific...I'm terrified to run out of fabric.) Anyway, it turned out that I had just enough fabric to make two of Dog Under My Desk's "The Essential Wristlet".
Spiral bound from my local copy shop. Lays flat for me to flip
through the instructions as I sew along, one step at a time.
If you haven't discovered Erin's patterns, you're in for a treat. Her instructions are so detailed, and her photos so clear, you just can't go wrong. Since I've been making her stuff, my skills and my confidence have increased tremendously. Plus, I love that her "thing" is that she loathes exposed unfinished seams, so you always have a nice, polished result when you make her patterns.
Pocket detail on the inside of each.
So, back to my project. Two Essential Wristlets with boxed corners. I also decided to embroider each woman's name on them, for a little added touch.
Awesome pattern nets awesome results!
I think they turned out really well. The wrist strap is detachable and the bag measures 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches, so its a really nice size. I think my friend and her daughter will be pleased. Best of all, no more pink camo in my fabric stash...it has all found its rightful home.