Saturday, January 2, 2010

A homemade wallet!

I made this homemade wallet for my oldest daughter for Christmas. She just got her permit about a month ago so now she decided that she needed a wallet to put it in. So she asked for one for Christmas and I thought it would be neat to try my hand at making one.


Might I say it was pretty difficult! This project is definately not for a beginner seamstress! I got the pattern & tutorial here, but the instructions were difficult to follow, so I'm not sure I would follow them again anyway. I love the pattern though! I changed it a tad from this pattern though. I rounded the edges on my tab & I used a magnetic snap instead of velcro.

On the left is the zippered coin pocket with a large bill pocket behind it. On the right are 6 card pockets & one large pocket behind them. Another thought is that you'll need a heavy duty needle for this project. It was pretty difficult to go through several layers & my machine didn't like that much!

I used a magnetic snap for the closure...LOVE them!!! I wasn't sure if my daughter would like the wallet, but I thought there might be a chance since it has lots of fun prints & bright colors, which she does love. She absolutely loves it!

I have several other projects to share with you that I made for Christmas or other projects. So stay tuned! Delicious Tweet It! Facebook


Misty said...

This project is on my 'to do' list. Thanks for the heads up on the 'not for a beginning sewer' part. I am TOTALLY a beginner, so I may have to wait a while!

Yours turned out adorable though!!

Trisha said...

I know this is a an old posting but I ahve to tell you I love this project I was just what I was looking for. and I have to ask where did you get that fabric? it's a must have for my collection.

Rachelle said...

I hope you see this. I was going to send this directly to you, but I couldn't link to your name from your post.

I bought this fabric about 2 years ago at JoAnn's Fabrics to use for a part of a diaper bag that I made for my friend & I used the scraps that were left over for this wallet. I haven't seen this fabric at JoAnn's for a long time, so I'm guessing that they don't have it anymore. It is fun fabric though. Good luck & come back & share your project when you are finished. I would love to see it.

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