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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: One more time for the TRAVEL WALLET on: February 01, 2012 12:50:14 PM
Wow! What a detailed wallet. It's incredible. Doesn't look handmade at all. I'm so impressed at the work and thought put into this. (Not to mention that this wallet would have been absolutely perfect for my 2 sudden trips to the states.) The fabric you used is so very appropriate and I'm eyeing the bias tape or border. Looks like the fabric came that way. What a professional job.

Thank you so much! Btw, I made the bias tape from just a small piece of leftover fabric.   It's better than buying premade cause you can use any coordinating fabric of your choice.
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / One more time for the TRAVEL WALLET on: January 31, 2012 04:33:25 PM
I was so honoured to have my travel wallet be part of the PBW Featured Projects of 2011 that it got me inspired to try and make an even better version of it.  I completed it last night and what can I say...this must be one of the best things I have ever sewn in my life...


Closed wallet


Open wallet


Left side with pen holder, passport pocket, ticket pocket and one long pocket


Right side with ID and credit card slots, 2 other pockets and luggage key holder


Cover...great fabric, right?


With all my stuff

It has all the features of my first travel wallet (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382278.msg4523760#4523760) except it has one less long pocket (I thought it was not necessary) and also, one less card slot. It is much thicker than the first one as I used ultra firm stabilizer for the cover and light fusible interfacing for the rest of its parts.  I also made the bias binding tape myself and now that I know how to do that, I am never going back to boring, plain, bias tapes again!

So happy with it.  Anyway, hope you like this one as much as I do!   Cheesy
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Not your typical cosmetic bag on: January 19, 2012 10:33:00 PM
Thanks for all the nice comments!  Kiss To those who asked about the pattern....yes, I drafted my own.
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Not your typical cosmetic bag on: January 17, 2012 01:38:33 AM
I've been having real fun making these cosmetic bags.  So far I've made 3.  I like it so much because it is not like the usual zippered bags/pouches.  I think the binding gives the bag a really finished look.

The finished size is 5" (H) by 7" (W) b7 2.5" (D).













Hope you like them!
15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Marauder's Map Wallet on: August 08, 2011 09:30:18 PM
I love this.  Absolutely fantastic!
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Travel Wallet/Organizer on: June 06, 2011 06:34:13 PM
Thanks for the comments and special thanks to JerseyGal and Rauni for always looking out for my posts (though they are few and far between).

Love your wallet....what perfect fabric. Did you use a pattern? I've been wanting to make one.The fob for your luggage key is genius! Thanks for the inspiration.

I drafted my own pattern, thanks.
This looks FABULOUS!! I really want one. Any idea what the name/designer of the fabric is? I'd like to buy a few (dozen *cough*) yards of it... Smiley

The fabric is by Artists of Kolea used under license by David Textiles, Inc. There are many other prints in this particular collection.  I found this same fabric listed on Etsy : http://www.etsy.com/listing/75121276/david-textiles-travel-fabric-ivory-and.  Hope that helps!
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Travel Wallet/Organizer on: June 05, 2011 06:02:40 PM
Hello! I have not been here for some time now as I have not had much spare time to sew lately.  But finally, I got my travel wallet done yesterday after much procrastinating.  I am pretty pleased with the outcome.

The closed wallet is about 4 3/4" by 8 1/2".


This is what the inside looks like.


The left side has two angled pockets, one for the passport and one for the airline ticket and boarding pass and an elastic pen loop.


The right side has an ID window, card slots, two long pockets for some cash and a holder for my luggage key.


The wallet is very sturdy and thick.  I found it quite hard to hand sew the bias tape  Cry  but I think it gave the whole thing a nice finished look.

Thanks for looking!  Your comments are always appreciated.   Cheesy
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Flex frame clutch on: January 15, 2011 08:19:21 PM
Very nice! The fabric is cute.

Where did you find the flex frame closure? I've been wanting something like that but all I can find for purses is the odd set of handles.

It seems easier to find the flex frames online than in the shops.
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Flex frame clutch on: January 15, 2011 03:11:35 AM
Have not been sewing for a while so I'm really glad to be back here with a finished project.

Here's a small clutch I recently made.  I think the flex frame is a nice change from the usual zipper closure.  It was very easy to install too.  I think the size of this clutch is just right for those quick trips to the supermarket or the bank or when taking the kids to school.  Perfect for my keys, mobile phone, some cash and driver's license.


Don't you just adore that fabric?


The flex frame closure is surely to keep everything secure inside.


The bottom is darted rather than boxed.




Looks small but is actually very roomy inside.

Hope you like it!  Wink
20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / CLASSIC Mini Messenger Bag on: September 11, 2010 05:05:18 PM
Found a very inexpensive black fabric that I thought would be perfect for a mini messenger bag.  At first, I thought it would turn out boring but when I was done, it actually turned out great!  I really love it!  Roll Eyes







The difference with this design and my original mini messenger bag (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=272387.msg3076550#msg3076550) is that I used an all-purpose zipper instead of an open-end one. The zipper is 10" long and the end is just covered with a fabric tab. I didn't have to make a new strap...the long strap here was saved from an old bag.



The great thing about using black (aside from the fact that it will match anything) is that all my sewing imperfections are not obvious!

Hope you like it!  Grin
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