Level of difficulty: For the more craft-inclined (hand-sewing involved)
Age range: 5+ with help
Safety first: A young crafter can use a plastic needle, which will sew easily through felt. Swap in safety scissors while you’re at it.
The takeaway: This is a great project to practise hand-stitching. Learning to sew is a great skill that leads to bigger and more exciting projects. This cute fruit-themed purse is a fun starting point.
embroidery thread and needle
two felt sheets, in contrasting colours
a medium-sized bowl to trace (whatever size bowl you choose will determine the size of the wristlet)
Trace your bowl (flipped upside down so the widest part is against the felt) on your two pieces of contrasting felt and cut out with scissors.
Cut one felt circle in half. Use the other half to make three wedges with rounded corners. Cut a thin strap out of the leftover felt (use the longest part possible so little wrists can fit through it comfortably).
Fold your strap in half and sew it to the top right corner of your half circle. Continue sewing the half circle onto the full circle of felt using a blanket stitch. This will form the pocket.
Flip your full circle over and sew the felt wedges you cut out in step 2 onto the front in a citrus slice pattern. Use a backstitch for a nice finish. Add a velcro dot to the pocket to close your wristlet.
Way to go! These tangy little pouches are perfect for holding lipgloss, pencils, Shopkins, Lego, you name it.