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« on: January 18, 2015 09:41:06 AM »

So I *finally* made myself a wallet.  I've needed one for over a year now, and while I did a lot of shopping around, I couldn't find any I loved or that worked for the cards I had.  This one is not perfect, but I learned a lot.  Made from three fat quarters of batik fabric (lots of waste for mess-ups as I figured out how to put it together) cut on the bias to make it stretchy to accommodate the shear stupid number of cards (I really hate the loyalty/discount card craze).

For the record, this is a picture of my old (I think it's something ridiculous like 15 years old) wallet:

The new one is missing a window picture area, so no picture of my dog... I might need to figure that out.  I also should have done the edging around the outside as one continuous strip... as a quilter I don't really know how I messed that up!  I could also have made the sleeves a little shorter, and instead of different fabric pieces I could have easily just folded a piece in half and done the top-stitching (though having different colors on the inside is kind of neat!).  And I should have included some interfacing on the outside, but I was worried about it folding.  As it is, it folds beautifully and while I still don't have a snap on it, it's staying closed.  The best part is that it works for all the cards I have!  I will probably re-make it at some point and apply what I learned, but for now I'm interested it see how it holds up.

This also fulfills a Winter Nerd Games prompt, since I finally did something I've always wanted to try!  You should check out the Nerd Games if you're not playing, it's just fun inspiration... Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015 09:59:30 AM »

Ooh, I like that. I particularly love the colors. Great job! Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2015 01:56:18 PM »

looks great, I love how you did the card pockets

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015 02:25:12 PM »

Thanks!  I do love the batiks, it was hard to "waste" them on myself and an iffy project, but fat quarters are often on sale for $1, so I figured I needed to go for it!  I may need to go get some more to make the skirt project they were intended for, though... Cheesy

The pocket placement (and there's one sideways behind the middle section that I've always kept stamps in) was really the driving force behind making one.  My old one was just so me, it worked for my stuff, even those little loyalty cards, and I couldn't find one with anything even close to as useful!
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2015 09:05:10 AM »

Very pretty colors!


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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015 10:21:39 AM »

I love the colors!  The wallet looks great.  I love projects that you learn a lot!

« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2015 11:54:51 AM »

That's excellent. Love the trifold style.

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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2015 12:30:19 PM »

GREAT job, I love the fabric choices!
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2015 12:34:14 PM »

You chose great fabrics for this. I love all the pockets. It was definitely time for a new wallet!

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2015 07:29:06 PM »

It looks really nice as your first wallet! Congrats!

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