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« on: February 25, 2009 10:42:34 AM »

after 2 years my wallet looked pretty junky, so i made a new one!

it's made of oilcloth, and since i like my wallets compact enough to fit in the backpocket of my jeans (even though i keep it in my bag  Roll Eyes), it's pretty small, but efficient! and (i've been told) very unisex.

the wallet closed (it folds better as i use it more)


where the cards go...


the pocket for coins, it's velcro!


and where the bills go (it's pretty sad that i have only receipts in there right now...)


and my old one, this is after 2 years of use.... i loved it. it's so hard to part with it, but since i improved the coin area.... it was a bit easier to let go.

           



it definitely wears with time, but i like how it does that. even at 2 years old and some holes appearing in my orange wallet i still got compliments  Grin.
(i lost my wallet 2 years ago and when i got home i was sad about it, so to cheer myself up i made myself the orange one, so it's not very planned out and had some flaws)

bigger pics are here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mokapic/3309760932/in/set-72157613353828016/)

AND perhaps someone can give me tips on making them look more professional? i wouldn't mind selling some  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009 10:49:05 AM »

I LOVE it!!!  I tried to do an oil cloth wallet and it turned out a bit on the crappy side.  That is so cute!  I wish I would have stuck with it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009 12:40:28 PM »

cute pattern on the fabric! nice improvement on the coin area too! who doesnt wear their wallet to death?

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009 07:02:28 AM »

I really like it! Your other wallet really lasted a long time. I have never used oil cloth, is it hard to work with? Congrats on your successful design modification.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009 10:46:07 AM »

thanks guys Smiley

who doesnt wear their wallet to death?

my mom and sister! they get a new (expensive) one about every year, and then they always try to get me to use their old one. (they are the ones that pushed for me to replace my orange one)

I LOVE it!!!  I tried to do an oil cloth wallet and it turned out a bit on the crappy side.  That is so cute!  I wish I would have stuck with it.

you should try again! it's much better the second time around Wink

I have never used oil cloth, is it hard to work with?

the only thing i find annoying about oilcloth is that it that it doesn't like to bend. it's hard to explain, but when i made my first one i didn't bend it in half until i was done and it DID NOT want to bend. it got wonky in some places. this time around i folded it, pinned, and then sewed... much better plan. other than that i find oilcloth pretty easy to work with. good luck!
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