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« on: March 06, 2010 10:06:28 PM »

In my quest for the perfect wallet (not too bulky, organized, easy access to everything, contains lots of stuff), I decided to finally make my own. My seamstress skills are very minimal and I could not find a pattern which would a) be clear enough for me to follow and b) suited my wallet needs. Soooo... I created my pattern, which I must say, I'm rather proud of!

Usually, the most complicated part (for me) of a pattern is all the cutting and measuring, so my wallet is basically two rectangles (that includes the lining), plus a tiny one for the tab; the rest is just folding and sewing.

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The inside:

Coin pouch - the black Velcro is temporary, I plan on changing it to 1 long white strip:

Pocket - perfect for receipts and coupons:


Empty (click on thumbnails for bigger image):

Contents during pictures (click on thumbnails for bigger image) - 9 cards, tons of coupons, bills and some loose change:

Hope you like it! Any critisism, comments and suggestions are very welcome and appreciated.

Thanks for looking Wink
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010 10:47:25 PM »

This wallet is very nice!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010 11:19:18 AM »

Very cute Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010 12:04:03 PM »

I really like your wallet.   Of course the cute monkey seals the deal, but it looks simple but very efficient for your needs - holds lots of stuff!   Great job (especially without a pattern)!
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010 08:21:39 PM »

Thank you all for you encouragement, it means a lot!

I put the wallet to the test today and it's perfect, as practical as I hoped. The only thing I'm afraid of is it getting dirty since the fabric is light, though It would probably hold up really well if I tossed it in the washing machine. I'm thinking of spraying it with fabric protector (the kind you use to waterproof boots and backpacks) - anyone have any experience with this or could tell me weather you think it's a good idea or not?

I really like your wallet.   Of course the cute monkey seals the deal, but it looks simple but very efficient for your needs - holds lots of stuff!   Great job (especially without a pattern)!

I cut out pieces of paper first so I'd have an idea (of course it never turns out quite the same with the real thing) of sizing. I then made a "rough", which was too high and not long enough. From that, came this pattern - which I'm going to write down so I don't forget it and can make some more!
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010 10:56:33 AM »

That's just entirely too darned cute.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010 03:22:12 AM »

Wow, it's great! I would definately buy this if I saw it at the store!
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2010 04:55:15 PM »

Wow, it's great! I would definately buy this if I saw it at the store!

Really?! Wah, that's really encouraging! Embarrassed Thanks for the boost.
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2010 09:52:32 PM »

so adorable! nice handy work =)
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2010 06:50:13 AM »

This looks beautiful ! very cute !
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