I've been fine-tuning my pattern for this smartphone+ wristlet. The pattern I started with has morphed into 15 pages because I added different pocket options. It seems like it's taking forever to get this thing written! And daylight saving time, although nice, cut an hour out of my Sunday!
Once I get a pattern drafted, I go through it step-by-step. This one (for my nephew's girlfriend) included a combination of all my ideas. As I made it, I corrected and added to the existing pattern. It's done, so now I will print out the entire document and make one more. I've become quite an expert at making these!
Here's a quick top. There is a strap on this wristlet. To make it, I needed to fold the end of the strap fabric back 1/2". So rather than guess, on the right side, I drew a line that is 1/2" from the end.
I then flipped the fabric over, folded it at the line, and pressed! That's my simple tip of the day!
UPDATED: The pattern is now available in my CRAFTSY PATTERN SHOP!