For a couple of years, my favorite wristlet has been the two zip wristlet made from a pattern by Erin Erickson at Dog Under My Desk. I’ve got a couple of these wristlets, and I carry them on a regular basis. Here’s one of my favorite ones:
Recently, I had a customer ask me to make her a wristlet that was bigger than the ones I use. I showed her a sample boxed bottom wristlet, and she liked the larger, roomier style. She also insisted that she wanted an extra zipper on the outside of her wristlet like the ones I add to the flat wristlets.
I was hesitant to add another zipper, and I told her that it probably wouldn’t work. “Why not?” she asked. I wasn’t sure why not, but the pattern didn’t offer that as an option, so I was pretty sure it wasn’t a good idea.
Was I wrong about that one! It really is okay to try something different.
I used the same pattern for this wristlet that I always use, The Essential Wristlet. I liked the results so much that I had to make myself one of these. I made another small change to my wristlet, and it has now become indispensable to me. I’ll show you my new wristlet in my next blog post.
Anyway, if you think you’d like to try one of these two zip boxed bottom wristlets, let me know. I’m selling them for $24 and hope to get a few of them in my Etsy shop in September. Custom orders are always welcome, too.
I’m glad I gave this a try. What choice did I have? The customer’s always right!