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Sew Spoiled Wristlet Tutorial

Have you always wanted to sew a zipper wristlet but you have been afraid of it not turning out right? I have recorded the entire process so you can see each step completed successfully. You can do this! The pattern is also available here for free! Watch the tutorial over and over to see each step. You've got this!  These wristlets make great gifts for teachers, bridesmaids, friends, and family.  The Sew Spoiled Wristlet Pattern is available at . Here is a tutorial to make it with a shoulder/ wristlet strap. Best Wishes and Tons of Stitches!
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