I have been busy in my “sewing room”. First, I made a purse for myself :
Then I decided I needed a wallet too. So I made one to match my purse but with RFID protection:
The wallet is also a wristlet, so I can just carry it with my phone inside.
Then I visited my older daughter for Christmas. You remember her; the one I made the robe for. Well, she fell in love with my wallet and bemoaned the fact that her wallet was old and worn out (Hint.Hint). So I promised to make one for her. She is quite close to her younger sister, and just happened to mention my wallet to her sister. I am sure you know where this is headed.
Here is big sister’s wallet:
Umm, yes, her initials are the same as mine, making it very tempting to keep this one!
But I did mail it to her. (Wow, have you snail mailed anything lately? I sent this in a padded envelope and it cost over $10.00US! Astonishing!)
And here is younger daughter’s wallet which I will give to her when I see her in April:
These little wallets were a lot of fun to make and quite a learning process! The first one I made (mine) isn’t even properly lined because I couldn’t quite grasp the instructions correctly.
The second and third ones are much better. In addition, I added my own idea of putting a Faraday cloth lining around the credit card pocket. My second and third attempts were much more successful than my first! I guess, as they say, practice does make perfect.
I will tell you a little secret, if you promise not to tell my daughters. The fabrics I used for these cute little wallets (and my purse) were from charity resale shops. I love to browse in them because I never know what I will find! (Remember my sewing machine?)
If you are curious, this pattern is the Jessica Foldover Wallet from Ithinkisew . I went to her website today and I could not find the pattern but it is possible that it is now available from Craftsy. Just remember, I do not have money links; I just post a link when I like a product or website.
Speaking of website, You may not have noticed, or maybe you have, my blog address is in the process of changing. I have decided that even though I am a fairly random poster, I am willing to finally pay a small amount to have my own domain. Hope you will still come to visit!
Have you ever made a wallet? I would love to see a picture if you have.
Until Next Time,