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HalfBrit
« on: February 18, 2008 07:23:58 AM »

I adapted a pattern from a fabric accessory book that I've had for years and years, and made her a little wallet/purse on a string.  She wore her last one flat out, it had holes in it!  Since she uses it every day, she likes this kind of fabric because it goes with almost everything.  This is Laurel Burch fabric on the outside, inside it says things like "meow, big cat, Burmese, jump, scat cat, play, tiny kitty, smitten kitten, precious", etc.  That's funny, because Precious is her nickname. 



There's a zipper compartment on the flap.



A pocket/zipper compartment combo on the back.



Inside- a credit card holder/money slot and gusseted ends so nothing loose falls out.



And a pen holder.  It's held closed with a long strip of velcro.  The strap is removable so she can use it as a wallet if she wants to.  My mom is 87 years old and so easy to please, she's going to love this when I get it to her tomorrow. 

And thank goodness for tough machines and heavy duty needles.  At one point, I was stitching thru 17 layers of fabric and batting and interfacing.  Sheesh!  I'd make myself one but I don't feel like torturing myself!   Next time, no back pocket!  Too thick.  Or else no CC holder, that added a lot of fabric to it.  Oh, well- live and learn!





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roundhouseknitter
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008 07:28:05 AM »

ugggg  Tongue it is fantastic! will you share your pattern with us?
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Euphony
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008 07:36:08 AM »

Very cute!  Your mom's gonna love it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008 08:10:21 AM »

It's adorable!
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karenhunt
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008 08:51:49 AM »

could u send me to pattern. I am wanting a good wallet for my new purse.
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HalfBrit
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008 06:26:18 AM »

Thanks very much!  The pattern I started out with is from an older publication by Lynn Paulin.  It's called "Fabric Wallets and Purse Accessories" and is still available every now and then on Ebay or at Amazon.  But any decent wallet pattern will do, the trick is to customize it to suit YOUR needs.  I've made my mother wallets and purses for years now and between the two of us, we've figured out what makes the perfect one for her.  And every one has been different. 

Another good pattern is by Favorite Things- A Wallet Purse.  I've made this one, too.  I didn't care for it as much as my own, but it has great instructions and features that I did like.  So I learned something from it, which is half the battle later on when customizing.   http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item--i-FT-070

Thanks for looking at my wallet.  Mum gets it today!
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hotfudge
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008 07:06:39 AM »

I really like this.  I need something like this for myself for throwing in the diaper bag and taking out when I don't have the kids with me.  Wonder if the library might have the book you mentioned.  Gonna check out the link you posted as well. 

Good job!
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008 08:30:35 AM »

This is ingenious~  I love it...and your mom is a lucky lady:).
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JennasMommy
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008 09:29:20 AM »

Great job! It must be a "mom thing" b/c my mom loves small wallet type purses too! We are so different, the bigger the bag the better (for me)  Grin. I was thinking about getting that FAV THINGS wallet purse pattern so I could make one for Mothers Day but wasn't sure how easy it would be for a beginner. I can't imagine how fun it will be to sew thru all those layers  Tongue. I am sure your mom will love it!!!

~Mary
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