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« on: February 23, 2009 10:41:41 PM »

This is the first time I've ever sewn a wallet. I've made them out of duct tape and packaging tape before, though. This one turned out wayy better than those EVER did. lol.

I wanted a new wallet, mostly because mine was an old lady-ish style wallet that was meant to hold a check book and a bunch of mom-type stuff. I don't carry a check book with me anymore, and I'm not a mom, so a smaller, lighter wallet was what I was after.

I only interfaced the outer layer.

The outside also matches my purse, which is underneath the wallet in all these pics. I made it using scraps I had around the house, and a tutorial on the burda style website. The only thing I changed was the snap. I don't like snaps, and for some reason I couldn't find a needle, so I used some velcro that took ages to find. lol

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009 11:14:36 PM »

Don't you know I am just a little nuts over polka dots?  I made a wallet similar to yours and now I want one in polka dots   Wink

I'm with you on the snap thing.  I don't care for snaps.  Sometimes they can be so hard to work with, both on the installing and on the finished product. 

Your top-stitching is very well done, your pockets line up nicely and the fabric choices are perfect.  i really love this wallet.  You did a fantastic job.

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009 03:19:42 PM »

I love how it's all sober on the outside and partytime on the inside!  Shocked

Nice details with the zipped section and plenty of room for cards as well.

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009 11:58:36 AM »

I really like that!! You did a great job Smiley

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it is dark on the outside and then BAM!!! The inside is so pretty and bright.

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009 02:05:05 PM »

That is absolutely gorgeous, I love it!

I lost my own wallet the other day, i might just have to give this a try to cheer myself up   Smiley

Well done on it, and great fabric choices!
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009 02:24:27 PM »

ColourCloud, it's actually SUPER easy. I used all light weight cottons and had no trouble with too many layers. Give it a shot! (Though hopefully your zipper goes in straight. lol. mine was a biatch.)

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009 03:05:57 PM »

Your wallet is lovely,  Smiley i`m wanting to make one but i`m having trouble getting hold of really stiff interfacing , the UK sucks for things like that, usually have to buy online for it cos there`s nowhere local Huh
Anyway when i get some i`m hoping mine turns out as good as yours Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2009 11:45:45 PM »

NuttyWoman, Pelon is really a good brand to check out if you haven't already. I ALWAYS buy pelon interfacing. They have several different thicknesses. It's great. Cheesy

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