I’m so excited to have created this next sewing project for you all! In the easy sewing project I will be showing you how to make a fabric clip wrist holder so you can keep those clips close at hand while you are sewing! You might use Clover Wonder Clips or the generic fabric clips (or you may have never used them before), either way they’ll all fit on this wrist holder. I haven’t seen these fabric clip wrist holders anywhere (other than the premade ones you can buy on Amazon* or eBay*) so I’m happy to be the first to share such an idea with you! I’d love to see photos of these so be sure to post them to my Easy Sewing for Beginners Facebook Page.
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What You’ll Need to Make a Fabric Clip Wrist Holder
- 2 1/2” x 20” (6 1/2 cm x 51cm) piece of felt
- 6” x 10 1/2” (15cm x 27cm) Piece of fabric for the wrist strap
- 3” (8cm) hook and loop tape (Velcro)
- Sewing machine thread
- Sewing machine
- Sewing machine needle (Universal 80/12 or 90/14 will be fine)
- Walking foot (optional)
- General scissors or
- Rotary cutter, ruler and cutting board
- Ironing board
How to Make a Fabric Clip Holder
The Top Part
Take the strip of felt and fold it in half so the long edges are together.
Pin or clip the long edges to hold them while you sew them together. Sew approximately 1/8” away from the edge.
With the looped over long edge facing you, cut slits approximately 1/2” (13mm) apart on the felt strip.
Be sure to not cut too close to the sewn line.
With the loopy edge facing away from your palm, wrap the felt strip around your index finger until it resembles a flower like look.
Using a needle and thread, whipstitch all the layers of the felt together to stop it from unravelling.
This should be done from the underneath part of the clip holder. This part will not be seen when the fabric clip wrist holder has been finished.
Secure the thread when you’ve whipstitched all the way around.
The Wrist Band Part
Take the 6” x 10 1/2” piece of fabric and press it in half with the long edges together and right side of the fabric facing out.
Unfold the fabric.
Fold the long edges in to line up with the centre crease and press the outer folds.
Unfold the fabric again.
This time fold the short ends up by 1/4” (6mm) and press. This will help to hide the raw edges away.
Once the short ends are pressed in refold the other parts and give it all one last press.
Use some fabric clips to hold it all together for now.
Topstitch the strap approximately 1/8” (3mm) away from the edge of the strap.
Tip: a walking foot would work well here. If you don’t have one, be aware when you are sewing near the corners as the fabric may get stuck.
Sew the 3” (8cm) of the ‘soft’ part of the velcro to one end of the wrist strap.
Sew 1” (2.6 cm) of the ‘scratchy’ part of the velcro to other end of the wrist strap. Ensure that the ‘scratchy’ velcro is sewn onto the opposite side of the wrist strap as well.
Use a ladder stitch to attach the top part of the fabric clip wrist holder to the wrist strap part.
Check out the video to see me doing a ladder stitch if you’re unsure on how to do that.
and that’s it! That’s how you make a fabric clip wrist holder.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and you’ve found it useful. Don’t forget to download the FREE project pdf so you always have this tutorial close at hand!
If you haven’t used these before and want to try the cheaper version from eBay you can find them here*
Until next time, happy sewing!
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