I found a tutorial here online i can't figure out where it is now - i read these things and really need to bookmark them.
anyways, i made my pattern piece 17"x24"
This is what I ended up with:
the one thing i want to do to it is finish the 2 raw edges with some folded over fabric to make it nice inside. otherwise, i think it looks good and will make a nice gift. (i'm visiting some friends i haven't seen in over 4 years and need to have a gift for the guy, my friend, and their 2 kids. . .. ) one gift down. . .. .
i really like them - particularly the second one, actually.
one suggestion, though - would be to move the snaps a wee bit on the second one, because when one stuffs a wallet full, it would be hard to snap it shut if there isn't give.
all the store bought wallets - very similar to the one you made (only mine are pleather or leather or some kind of vinyl, lol) they have about a finger gap in the snap around part when the wallet is totally empty.
jsut a suggestion.
i've been meaning to reverse engineer one of my favorite wallets and i think after seeing yours in cool cotton prints, i will do just that - so i can have a 'true' pattern to use.
i'd guess i'd pay up to $15 for a wallet that was well made and hand crafted.
thanks ya'll for looking and posting your comments.
i'm new to sewing stuff like this. i only started sewing a year ago because disposable diapers cost so much that i thought surely i could figure out how to sew those cute cloth diapers for cheaper than i could buy them. . . and my sewing stemmed from there.
i got the fabric at joann's. i thought it was really pretty with the embroidery on it.
i learned i like iron on interfacing better than sew in - the sew in one made my bag floppy, whereas the one in the pics, i used iron on. (I made 2 bags, lol)\