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« on: February 15, 2006 10:20:48 AM »

Hello Again!

It's my reading week this week, and instead of doing all the homework/studying I could be doing, let alone working on several large commisions that have been requested of me (weeeell, I'm actually waiting for my screen to dry so i can print) I decided I needed to stretch my sewing muscles a little and get experimental. This is my first time working on something so detailed in such a small format. So this is my own long-wallet pattern! It's definitely just a prototype, but as a friend of mine asked me to create something along these lines for her, it's (cross my fingers) still going to be used & loved, despite imperfections.

So, Without Further Ado:
Front:

Back: (zippered pocket)

Inside: (yes, there's another zippered pocket at the top!)

As an afterthought, full:


It has 6 card slots & I managed to fit 12 cards in them, a large paper money pocket behind them, a photo card slot, a zippered pocket behind that, and a zippered pocket on the back as well. the outside is vinyl, and the inside is a superhigh threadcount poly lining, stiffened with Interfacing.

I'm really pleased with it, despite all the obvious errors such as alignment and imperfect measurments. after all, it's just a prototype (my friend won't mind). It did take bloody forever, though. the next one, i won't be doing each card pocket individually. i thought It would come off as rather chic... but next time, I'll just do three rows with a line sewed down the middle, thankyou. I'm also not crazy about the closure. My friend specifically requested no magnetic snaps for fear of card damage... but she also insisted on not having a tri-fold.... so this was all i could think of (I thought velcro might come off as a little tacky).

The front design, i can't really take credit for. I was showing my friend another crafty site I admire, and she said, "something like that design would be perfect"... so inspiration credit goes to http://www.stitchpixie.com for her 'fifities wallpaper' stylings. (not to worry, my future attempts that i might sell will be using my own designs, so I won't be stepping on Cheryl's toes... I hope she doesn't mind this rendition!)

Sorry about the quick photoshopping- I clearly didn't notice that it made the edges look ragged... they're much cleaner in reality.

so, yup, what do you think? Ideas for the next attempt?
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2006 12:39:13 PM »

So what do I think Huh

I think this is AWESOME and I think you did a lovely job.

Vinyl is not easy to work with -
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I even have trouble spelling the word vinly LOL

Seriously, You have done a great job, very professional looking wallet and you should be very proud of yourself.

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2006 12:49:08 PM »

awesome.  i basically taught myself how to sew, silk screen, make my own jewelry, ect. so its really frustrating me to not be able to figure this question out.

QUESTION : i cant seem to figure this out, or find an answer anywhere on here : HOW do you sew on those tiny buttons(or even sequins)Huh  I usually just end up hand-sewing them on, but its long & annoying, and i never get that "perfect" look.  See the way the buttons look on this wallet, you can tell they were sewed straight along with the seam.

...now that im looking super-close, maybe those arent buttoms, but just "cut-out fabric circles"? i dont know, but either way, does anyone know how to sew on buttons or sequins with a sewing machine, and not by hand??? Pretty please?

Thanks oh so much Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2006 01:15:54 PM »

yup, I'm afraid they're just teeny circles cut out of vinyl.

When I've sewn sequins with a sewing machine, I'm measured the radius, and just made my stitch length a little larger than that (i.e. at 6 or 8.... but you're guaranteed to lose a few sequins to messiness.... safer to just sew by hand?

I can't say I've ever tried to sew a button via machine.... eek I envision too many broken needles.

ITZA: I always misspell Vinyl as well... you're not alone on that! thanks for your encouragement!
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2006 01:28:45 PM »

Wow that looks awesome!

Where are you getting your vinyl from??
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2006 02:04:27 PM »

where do you purchase your "vinyl appliques" that are on some of your clutches on your website?  I cant ever find them locally, and whenever i search online, i only find cheesy "flower patches", butterflies, ect.  Not that those are bad, they just get boring after awhile.  I really like the silhouettes you use.  Any ideas where I can find them, either online or a craft/fabric store?
Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2006 02:10:32 PM »

I think all the little imperfections just make it better.
I'd much rather have a wallet that i've spent so much time, and put so much into, than one that i could buy.
I think it's adorable, I think i may have to make a long-wallet now.
The only problem is that i'll have to make a purse to put it in!
Oh well.
It's absolutely GORGEOUS though, and i love the front.
I live simple, minimalistic decorations like that.
I think you did a magnificent job.
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2006 02:29:16 PM »

Georgiia N - thanks! I get my vinyl from the local fabric stores district here in toronto. I reccomend you go looking for upholstery stores.

Brookers: I'm glad you like my appliqus, but I'm afraid you won't find them in stores: I make them myself Smiley

Felix-xx: THANKS!! yay. You should just go ahead and make one of these as a clutch, and then you don't need a purse Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2006 03:22:29 PM »

That looks awesome, I'm amazed at the construction and pattern. So professional and neat.  Smiley

Can I ask how did you do the see-through card slot? Is it vinyl too?
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2006 06:11:11 PM »

wow, i wish i can sew something like that!
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2006 07:34:28 PM »

its fantastic!

im always so impressed with zipper pockets, haha
they intimidate me
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2006 08:31:34 PM »

Wow! Lovely job on that wallet...so professionally done. I really need to get over my fear of sewing with  vinyl what nice results you can get with it.
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2006 08:40:28 PM »

Wow...that is just plain awesome!!!
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2006 03:36:43 AM »

excellent! gr8 contrasts. i luv the sequin touch, the stitching is awesome. neat n professional job, thumbs up!!
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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2006 04:08:34 AM »

i looooove it! I'm so picky about my wallets, but I would snap something like that up in a second!
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2006 06:03:44 AM »

wow that is beautiful! it looks so professional!! i like it alot
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2006 06:20:47 AM »

first off, lovely wallet!
and second, as a mythbusters fan, i just wanted to let you know, you shouldn't worry about the magnet thing ruining cards. it's been tested. lol
they busted that one.    Grin
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2006 06:54:48 AM »

jasfitz..
 Ihave been struggling trying to make wallets in this same style, long and not a trifold.  I have a question.. when you make the clear vinyl pocket for the id.. do you cover the inside with anything??  My problem is always that once you put the card in, the clear vinyl acts like GLUE and I cannot get the id out with any ease... it always takes a minute of finagling.. any tricks there??
Also.. I hear you on sewing ONE LINE down the middle of the card holders.  I laughed out loud when I read that  becasue I did the same thing!  (although it took me 3 wallet tries to figure that one out.. Im a genius, I know)
and one more question.. it looks like you sewed (is sewed a word??) the whole interior first, and then after it was all done, you sewed on the vinyl cover.  ie.  no turning inside out with the vinyl attached to the interior, correct??  I have been having a huge problem with my sewing machine sewing through all those layers of interior fabric and the vinyl.  but now that gives me ANOTHER question for you.. any problems with leaving the edges of the vinyl unfinished?  does the white knit backing of the vinyl fray?   I have one style of bag that I make in which the vinyl is left unfinished around the edges and the white knit backing is starting to fray out a little, and I hate that.  I bought some fray check or whatever its called but its useless.  My next idea was clear nailpolish, but havent tried that yet.
and lastly, beautiful wallet!
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2006 07:46:10 AM »

Answers:
Yes, the transparent little ID pocket is made of vinyl. It *is* sticky, I'm afraid... I don't think there's any way around that if what you want is perfect transparency... *however* if it's a real bother, you might consider using some mesh instead? It's still partially transparent, and slipslidy as much as you like. any really open/holey fabric can do that trick!

No one should be intimidated by zipper pockets or vinyl.... I was, too... and then I learned the joy and simplicity that they truly are! Vinyl isn't that hard to work with, as long as you know your limitations from the start. And all the zipper pocket tutorials here will serve you super-well: promise!

ksew, whew! okay, for this prototype, yes I sewed all the doodads on the interior first, and then sewed the pockets and fanciness on the cover, and the last thing I did was to sew them together. my original plan was to sew a 1/4" flap of the vinyl ontop of each side of the pink interior to bind it, but I decided against this for multiple reasons in the end. I didn't just leave the edges, though, I folded them over 1/4 " and then just sewed my pink rectangle on top of the fold. so the edges are still clean. I prefer this to leaving the raw edges of the vinyl because i agree that the backing fraying (or even the fact that it's white so it's just plain noticeable) is a problem. BUT, when i make appliqus, I'm just leaving the edges raw, and it usually works alright for me. I know this'll soung a little strange, but I try to cut the vinyl on a bit of an angle so the the top of the vinyl sticks out just a little more than the backing.
If I were you, I'd pick up some either size 16/18 needles, or some denim/leather needles for your sewing machine: they'll sew through practically anything.

Thanks SO much for all your wonderful comments, guys! The next time is sure to be a little more refined.
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2006 07:58:35 AM »

Okay jasfitz: Here I go.

1. I absolutely LOVE this wallet. I think you did a fantastic job on it, I really love it.

2. I also make things from vinyl, like clutches, wallets (of a different style) coin purses and bus pass holders. I'm about to check out your website that people have talked about to see what you're doing there... Mine all have hand-made vinyl applique's on them as well. Dinosaurs, owls, skull and cross bones, etc... Can't wait to see what you've done!

3. Now I have but one question. I attempted a wallet in this styling for myself a month back. I got the measurements okay, but my problem was it was very floppy. Did you use any kind of cardboard inside to help stabilize the structure? When I look at wallets in stores, they seem to have some sort of interior support.

Thanks for showing such a great wallet! It's very inspiring for me!

jane

p.s. In your travels in Toronto, have you ever found any shade of pink vinyl? I'm in London, and all I can find is a darkish salmon pink, but the backing isn't like other vinyl, it's very fuzzy and gross. Thanks!
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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2006 07:59:41 AM »

jas.. sorry for all the questions!  Yes, I do cut the vinyl at an angle.  It looks fine for the appliques, I agree, but after using a purse I made with raw edges, after a while it does become frayed.  I do use a 16/18 needle, but it still can't handle topstitching over a turned edge with 2 layers of vinyl, and all the other interior fabrics.  anyway.. just babbling, sorry!
What kind / brand thread do you all use for topstitching vinyl?  Im getting a little tired of mine, and I would love one like a buttonhole twist, but I havent been able to find any!
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2006 08:11:50 AM »

Janer,
I know you were asking jasfitz, but I did recently come across these two different shades of pink vinyl, which I love.. and they are not the fuzzy backed kind.. which I hate.  I got one on ebay from a seller who is always selling it (ships worldwide) and one from another website, which I THINK ships to canada.  Let me know if you like the colors and Ill give you their names!
* the pink vinyl on the pillow is actually a vinyl coated canvas.  Its absolutely lovely, and reversable!  (turquoise canvas on back)


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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2006 08:23:19 AM »

Thanks, ksew! I really like the lighter pink that you have on the wallet. If you could pm me with the store's name that'd be awesome!
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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2006 11:20:05 AM »

I absolutely love your wallet!  I've had a pattern that I drafted cut out for months now.  I must try to attempt it.  You have given me inspiration.

Thanks from a fellow Canuck!
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« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2006 02:22:12 PM »

Janer, I use 2 layers of interfacing per each area- so the pink backing had 2 layers, plus the backing for the card slots had 2 layers, plus the zippered pocket at the top had two layers- so it made it very sturdy! Also, there are several stores on the queen west strip in toronto that have other pinks than salmon- but they're maybe a little too pink for me! The pink vinyl I use (you can see it on my site) isn't too salmony.

ksew, I just use regular old gutterman when i topstitch. nothing special. And I love the pinks you use- those are hot stuff...they look awesome!! Would you mind to share the websites/sellers you use?

Heya starlene! You're not too far away from me Wink I must say I'm glad to have inspired you, as you have many times inspired me!
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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2006 02:48:19 PM »

this is funny.. jasfitz.. I actually like YOUR pink better.. this one in particular.."Mudflap Mistress"  Could you share where you bought that?? 
I like this woman's vinyl the best..
http://cgi.ebay.com/54-WIDE-UPHOLSTERY-VINYL-FABRIC-ALL-COLORS_W0QQitemZ8260565081QQcategoryZ28162QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

and this is the darker pink-- http://www.rochfordsupply.com/product_listing.asp_Q_CatID_E_419_A_SubCatID_E_536_A_ProdID_E_3575# It's the "coral" color.   I dont know if they ship outside the US though, but its worth checking out.  Ive bought so much fabric from them..
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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2006 03:00:01 PM »

its so gorgeous!!!! it looks so professional also! great job!
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