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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 »

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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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