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« on: August 06, 2009 05:10:10 PM »

One of the first things I got from my college when I was being recruited was this little plastic wallet thing that goes on your keyring, and it was my constant companion my freshmen year. Actually, all of us loved our wallets. They didn't have a closure, they were made out of flimsy plastic but they were the best thing for a girl like me to have. Because it fit on my keychain it was easy to stick in my pocket and go to the dining hall, or bring on a wal-mart run. Not to mention that I'm really forgetful so it was really nice to have all the traveling essentials hooked together!

Anyway, the summer of my freshmen year my wallet finally gave up the ghost. My first attempt to recreate it is buried somewhere in this forum, but it wasn't very well-built. Having acquired much more sewing knowhow I made a second (and third, and fourth, and fifth) attempt:












So, what do you think? I could use some honest feedback- my mom wasn't too impressed with them, so now I'm not really sure if I'm crazy.
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009 05:27:47 PM »

These are FANTASTIC!  What a clever idea!
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009 05:28:41 PM »

i love it! they're so practical. i should make myself one =)
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009 05:29:20 PM »

Why was mom not impressed with them?  Was it because they lack a compartment for change?  Most of us have pockets for that.
Anywa, I think they are great.  Very good for people on the go who don't want to lug around a whole purse.  Also I like the decorative stich you used around the edges Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2009 05:43:47 PM »

Did you put anything in to make it stiff?  I'm sure there is some technical name for that stuff, but I'm new.
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2009 06:41:13 PM »

I remember the living-on-campus-keychain-wallet days Cheesy  I think mine actually made it four whole years (...course, I only lived on campus 2).  That is such a cool idea to make your own!  Designed for your style and much sturdier Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009 06:57:16 PM »

very cute! and functional! I'd love a tut!
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2009 07:16:55 PM »

As functional as those little plastic thingies are, these are much more cool.  Personality is a must when in a college setting. . . too many people just "go with the flo" when it comes to little things like this.  you are awesome and must be informed of said awesomeness!

Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2009 09:37:08 PM »

Ok, u said u wanted honest feedback so here goes...

I love the idea of a small wallet, to hook your keys to...just enough space for cards and cash...and in ur case, college id! Smiley  I remember those days too!  The only thing I would not prefer is the button closure...but that's mainly because I think they get in the way...I have some other opinions of them that I won't share! Smiley lol  I love ur fabric choices, ur stitching looks excellent and I'd like to make one for myself!  I would change the closure to magnetic snap...not velcro cause it's too noisy in church!!!  (My husband is assistant pastor at our church...we're there often!  Grin ) With a bit of a tab that folds over to keep things inside the wallet. 

So there you have it.  My honest feedback.  I wonder if ur Mom is not a fan of handmade items?Huh

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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2009 04:23:58 AM »

What a great idea!  I just recently bought something similar and it broke right off my keyring & never really closed.  (That's what I get for buying mass produced items!)  Thank goodness my son noticed it on the floor in the store.  I like your version much better.   Maybe I will try with a Velcro closure, although I really like the look of your button Smiley  Great job!

Also:  The stitching is awsome!
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