For those of you who don't know, wristlets are like arm warmers but only go from the wrist to the elbow.
For this project, you will need matching thread, a dressmaker's pen, a sewing machine and pins.
I started with these sleeves, which were actually too big:
So, I pulled at the fabric to see what would be a better fit and marked it with a dressmaker's pen. In this case, it was about an inch too big at the seam. So, I followed the line of the sweater and cut off the excess for both sleeves.
On the wrong side (in this case, the side without cables), I pinned the cut seam of the wristlets with minimal seam allowance. I sewed the seam down with a zigzag stitch. I did the same for the second sleeve.
The last part is easy. I took each cut edge and did a zigzag stitch all the way around. This resulted in these frilly wristlets:
And these look VERY cool under my jacket:
Estimated time for this project: 20-30 minutes. I seriously zipped these up in no time.
- I didn't originally intend for these to be frilly but that was a result of the zigzag stitch on the knit fabric. But, I guess we all learn things like this as we go along.