How to DIY a Cute Wristlet From a Scrap of Fabric & a Simple Hook

Romela Occaso
by Romela Occaso
7 Materials
30 Minutes

You can add a DIY wristlet to almost any small item that has a loop or a ring to attach it to.

I like to carry my change in a wrist pocket or small purse and they don’t always come with a wristlet attached.

Today, I’m going to show you how to make a wristlet from a scrap of fabric and a simple hook.

Tools and materials:

  • Non-stretch fabric
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • 1 swivel snap hook
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
Cutting fabric

1. Cut your fabric

Cut a strip of fabric 13 inches long by 4 inches wide.

Lay it down with the wrong side uppermost.

Ironing fabric

2. Fold and sew

Fold the strip in half lengthways with the wrong side inside, and press it in place.

Open the fabric out.

Ironing fabric

Fold both long edges to the center fold and press them.

Folding fabric

Fold the strip in half lengthways again and press.

Folding fabric

Measure 2 inches in from each end and draw a line across the fabric.

Sew along both long edges between the lines.

Attached hook

3. Attach the hook

Feed one end of the wristlet through the D ring of the hook.

Fold the wristlet in half widthways.

Where to sew

Open the unsewn ends of the wristlet out flat and place them together with the right sides facing.

Pin and sew them about a quarter inch from the edge.

Finishing DIY wristlet

4. Finish the DIY wristlet

Pull gently on the wristlet so the folded edges go back inside the strip.

Finishing DIY wristlet

Fold the strip in half to match the rest of the wristlet and pin it in place.

Continue the stitching line along both edges.

Finishing DIY wristlet

Pin the other end of the wristlet about 0.75 inches below the D ring. 

Sew across the fabric through all layers to hold the D ring in place.

DIY wristlet

DIY wristlet

DIY wristlet

This wristlet is the perfect length to carry a small item. Of course you can make it longer or wider to attach it to something heavier, but don’t forget to use a stronger hook in that case.

You could also thread a shorter version over a belt and keep your keyring on it. There are so many ways to use it!

I’d love to hear what you think of it - please drop me a comment below and let me know!

Next, learn How to Sew an Easy Twist Beanie Hat.

Suggested materials:
  • Non-stretch fabric
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Scissors
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