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Nymphara
« on: April 16, 2012 10:51:17 PM »

I had a friend request a custom wallet with 8 credit card slots, plus a checkbook slot. I had to figure all this out, since I had no pattern, and I'm super proud of the results! I've never made a wallet before, so this was quite the learning experience. I also lucked out and found a magnetic closure that matched perfectly!



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Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012 02:24:00 AM »

It looks really neat and a great pattern you developed.
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Anyuta
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012 05:50:53 AM »

I like it how you placed the colibri as a focal point on the front part of the wallet, it really makes the fabric pop. Smiley

It's a very nice design, I think your friend will find if very comfortable.

One thing I would probably do differently is making the card slots out of blue and patterned fabric alternatively, to get a bit more colour into there. But that's just my two cents.

Great job!
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Nymphara
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012 06:00:07 AM »

That would definitely be more visually interesting, but the credit card skies are actually one 8 x 18 piece of fabric folded to size, with topstitching on the top if each slot, so it would be a completely different design concept for that section. Plus, once her cards are in there, you only see the bottom slot, anyway. I did the checkbook slot in the outer fabric only because I ran out of the lining fabric!
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aliferg
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012 06:18:39 PM »

So pretty!!  I am jealous!
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Anyuta
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012 05:01:53 AM »

That would definitely be more visually interesting, but the credit card skies are actually one 8 x 18 piece of fabric folded to size, with topstitching on the top if each slot, so it would be a completely different design concept for that section. Plus, once her cards are in there, you only see the bottom slot, anyway. I did the checkbook slot in the outer fabric only because I ran out of the lining fabric!

That's true, you won't be seeing too much of the blue (mind you I do love the colour!) once the cards are in, so it won't have that "too much" feeling.
I've seen the folding technique used, but never tried it myself. It does seem a hell of a lot easier and less messy than the technique I use hehe Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2012 02:03:41 PM »

i LOVE your fabric and i love the pattern too Smiley
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JerseyGal
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012 04:30:14 PM »

Very nice!  Lovely work.
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Nymphara
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012 08:11:01 AM »

Thanks, everyone! I really like creating new patterns. A big part of the thrill of crafting for me is figuring out how things are made, and learning new skills, so this wad a blast.
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