Friday, January 22, 2010
Wristlets-My Latest Obsession!
I am the first to admit I very easily develop obsessions. Well, once I saw the wristlet design Reen Wilcox offers on her site, embroiderygarden.com, I knew I had to have the design and with that, my wristlet obsession was born. Lately, all I want to do is make wristlets. Believe me, I know how crazy that sounds.
I make my wristlets on my embroidery machine. I won't bore you with the details but embroidering what is called an In-The-Hoop design is really pretty neat. Just about perfect results are guaranteed.
The wristlet I make and offer has a trapezoidal shape. It measures about 9.5 inches across and 6 inches high. It is roomier than most wristlets I have seen.
The wristlet can be custom-ordered in one of two ways. It can be made from any of the prequilted fabrics listed on my web site. Or it can be custom-quilted (still on the embroidery machine!!) in a single weight cotton print that might show off your interest in a certain area. Check out the travel-themed wristlet on the lower left. The quilting pattern is not the ordinary diamond-shape but is done in wavy horizontal rows.
The wristlet is lined and its inside seams are serge-finished. It has a wrist strap that is about 7 inches long. The strap can be custom-fitted. If you are interested in a wristlet please check my website for pricing: arlenesbags.com/wristlets.html