This is a rather verbose post so feel free to skip ahead to pics if you like!
Ok, so after years of lurking I've finally mounted my courage and I'm posting my first completed project. I made this wristlet last January the week before I went back to school, so please excuse its
I based the design on Vera Bradley's All in One Wristlet: http://www.verabradley.com/product/Category/Accessories/All-in-One-Wristlet/154832/defaultColor/Make%20Me%20Blush/pc/638/p/154832/sc/645/c/0.uts
I'm going to college in Connecticut where Vera Bradley's a rather huge phenomenon (not so much in California where I'm from). Being someone who carries tons of things and needs a huge wallet I loved the idea of a wristlet that could hold all my cards, cash, receipts, and ID as well as a handy pocket to hold my cell phone. I love being able to just grab it and go on days I
stumble out of bed to the caf
don't feel like carrying a purse. On the other hand, I'm not huge on the paisley fabrics that Vera uses or of the quilted look, not to mention I'd rather spend $5 making it to my own preferences, rather than $30 for the original. I made a few alterations to the original design, notably I made it larger, so it would hold a bill while still unfolded and so it would hold more cards (the original only held 3!). I also added a clear card slot on the inside as well as the outside, and put finger slots in both so the card could easily slide out (immensely convenient with college ID's - you have to swipe them everywhere!)
If you made it this far thank you and onto the photos!
Front outside view of the card slot with a finger slot, this is where I keep my college ID for easy access
Detail Shot of the Finger Slot
The back with a pocket for a phone/ipod/gum etc.
And finally the inside. It has a zippered pocket on the left side and the right has a cash pocket with 7 card slots with a clear ID pocket.
I have to thank a few fellow craftsters since I used bits of their tutorials to make this.
I used that-darn-kat's quilted wallet tutorial for the card slot measurements: http://darnkat.wordpress.com/quilted-fabric-wallet-tutorial/
and I used Vanyel's tutorial for the licence holder: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237259.0
Let me know what you all think, comments and criticism welcome! Thanks for looking!
EDIT: Link to Tute - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358767.0