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« on: February 20, 2011 05:13:20 PM »

Last week my wallet was stolen. I wonít go into it here, how a guy actually watched the store and planned, how he went straight to the workroom the one time I was busy with customers in the front, or how he grabbed my wallet and ran out the backdoor. Neither will I get into how much loosing a weekís pay has fucked me up, or how I couldnít pay the mechanic because my credit cards have all been frozen (those sweet Swedes told me to come pay them next week). This is about my new wallet.






Thatís right, I keep a picture of me and Rick Steves in my wallet.

In concept itís actually quite similar to my old wallet, but now thatís a non sequitor.  Angry The seafoam green vinyl has been in my stash for a couple years. I love the color but itís tricky to work with! The sticky plastic doesnít slide through my machine at all, so I wind up facing it with tissue paper and tearing that off. The extra step gets tedious, but it seems to work. Anyone else have any other methods for working with a non-slip material?



The rainbow is a variety of fold-over elastics that I stitched onto some white ripstop nylon. The loop is an awesome metallic elastic; I will be putting a chain on it to clip it onto my bag (which wouldnít have prevented the theft, but it helps me keep track of my wallet).



Now Iím wishing I had used another color strip so that the wallet would be a bit wider, but as it is it works pretty well for me.

You can see more pictures on my website! http://madebyjulianne.com/?p=2503


Also, thanks for everyone's concern, but of course I removed any sensitive information from my photos before posting them online. I have since edited my pictures so that the removable is more obvious, so please don't flag my post or report it to the already busy moderators!
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011 05:26:04 PM »

Just wanted to say I'm sorry your wallet was stolen.  Living paycheck to paycheck myself I can understand how bad it can be to lose a weeks pay.  Sucks when people do low-down things like this...

You did, however, make a bright and happy wallet.  Best wishes to you.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011 06:14:14 PM »

That stinks about your wallet, but now you have  fancy new bright and shiny wallet!

Have you ever looked into using a walking foot for your machine? It makes working with slippery and sucky fabrics to sew easier to work with! :-) They are a great investment! :-)
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011 07:19:50 PM »

if your stolen wallet was just as awesome as this one is..then maybe he stole it just for the wallet Cheesy

great job!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011 09:36:44 PM »

Have you ever looked into using a walking foot for your machine? It makes working with slippery and sucky fabrics to sew easier to work with! :-) They are a great investment! :-)

It's something I'd been thinking about, since reading Jen's post about it http://grainline.blogspot.com/2011/01/tips-tricks-plaid-matching.html. Her blog is amazing, BTW, and I highly recommend stalking her. Maybe I will request a new foot for my upcoming birthday! I pretty much just stick to the satin and zipper feet for my machine, and I really should experiment!
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2011 10:25:42 PM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011 11:37:10 AM »

sorry about the theft  Sad, but this new one is gorgeous.
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011 01:49:31 PM »

sorry to hear about your old wallet being stolen. I love the clear plastic colors!
~Thanks for sharing  Cheesy
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